Everyone knows the feeling of endless happiness escaping them and experiencing down moments. Naturally, it is impossible to be happy all of the time. It can be highly frustrating to lose the progress you made because you have lost motivation. This post will teach you to rebuild your motivation when you’re feeling down.
We all have low moments. When I am down, it is almost like I have become one with the bed. All of my to-do lists go out the window, and nothing gets done. So, I thought about how to get back on top through the toughest moments. Here are five easy ways to build your motivation back up.
1) Reevaluate Your Goals
Sometimes our goals can be really grand. Take a step back and figure out what you still want to achieve during this time. Break down your big goals into smaller achievable¬†goals. The smaller the goals the easy it is to achieve. Succeeding at small easy steps are still successes and more likely to lift your spirits.
2) Take Action (No Matter What)
Don’t just sit there, do something. At this point, something is better than nothing. When you act, you’re more likely to create inspiration and that inspiration will lead to motivation. Sometimes the more you work towards a problem, the more likely an answer will come to you. But, it starts with taking action! Taking little steps will go a long way.
3) Stop Hyperfocusing on Success or Failure
The things you work for in life will have many ups and downs. Failures are not as bad as you hype them up to be. In fact, all success comes from some sort of failure. Sometimes people focus so much on the need to succeed they completely crumble at the idea of failure. To make it out of a down moment you have to be okay with the idea of things not going as you plan.
4) Only Compare Yourself to Yourself
The quickest way to drag your emotions down further is to compare yourself to others. The best comparisons you can make are against your own life. Think of a moment when you were feeling the same way. What worked in that moment? What did not work? Don’t worry about others’ progress, you are on your own journey and that is beautiful too.
5) Take Things Slow
You don’t have to do it all at once. Slow down and take your time through each task. Make sure you are not overwhelming yourself because it could potentially further stress an already delicate situation.
So what do you think about this list? Can you think of any other motivation builders for tough times? We all have rough moments in our lives. Sometimes we have to build motivation¬†instead of waiting for it to happen. Share your thoughts and love in the comments below.
until next time…