Motivating yourself is not always easy. There are days when everything just seems to be going against you. These are the days when motivation seems to elude you. You may feel like nothing you do appears to be working. If left unchecked, the feeling could worsen until it becomes harder to get back on track. You may not have any control on the external things that sucks the motivation out of you. But you can choose to find something uplifting to get yourself out of the doldrums.
Deal with one thing at a time
It is hard to stay motivated when you’re feeling overwhelmed. As the pressure mounts, your motivation may begin to wane. You may not be able to change or influence the things that are not yours to control. But you can change how you tackle the things that are dragging you down. One of the things you can do to keep yourself motivated is to deal with one thing at a time. Step back, take a good look at the things you need to do, and pick prioritize. Work on one task or goal at a time. A sense of accomplishment after you’ve completed something on your to-do list can be uplifting. It can help get your motivation back.
Go back to the reasons why you’re doing whatever it is that you do
One of the tricks to staying motivated is to remind yourself of the reasons why you’re doing whatever it is that you do. Think of the things that inspired or prodded you to take action. You can think about these things when you feel your motivation dwindling.
Imagine the results you want
Visualize the end-results. Think of the things that you want to see or achieve. Focusing on your goals or targets will fuel your desire to move forward. It will help you cope with the negativity you may feel at some point. Expect to meet some setbacks along the way and prepare yourself by having a clear mental picture of what you want to accomplish.
Use positive self-talks
Keep some affirmations handy. Use positive self-talks to deflect negative emotions. Make a conscious effort to filter your thoughts. Don’t dwell on the negative things that may continue to drag you down. Repeat affirmations as often as you can. This should help you focus on the good things.