How To Stay Motivated

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Becoming active is hard. Staying motivated can be even harder. With the days getting shorter and nights longer, I have been feeling unmotivated and unfocused for the past few weeks. Even though, autumn is one of my favourite seasons of the year, from time to time I struggle to maintain my normal routine during the colder months.  Everyone can lose steam sometimes, but there are few things we can do to get back on track. Today I would like to share my favourite tips on how to stay motivated when you don’t feel like it.

Environment

Firstly, I always start by creating a tidy and relaxing space around me, which wouldn’t stress me out. I usually tidy up a house, lit a Jo Malone candle, change into fresh and clean clothes. The power of scented candles during the colder months is incredible. Recharge your mind with a little meditation, self-help book or even a cup of tea and a blanket. Your space is a very big part of well-being, therefore creating a space where you feel pleasant, peaceful and safe is most important.

Set Your Goals

This might seem obvious, but setting realistic goals can do magic. Make a short and long-term life goals/ day goals/week goals. Visualise your goals, keep a track of them and remind yourself of them religiously. Keeping track of your goals and checking your progress can help keep you to stay motivated every day.

Create To-Do List

Being organized is one of the most important aspects of staying motivated. Organizing your tasks with a to-do list can make everything much more manageable. To-do lists are a useful motivational tool when used as a way to clarify goals. My daily to-do lists allow me to spread out my daily tasks and stay less stressed. It might seem obvious, but once you start planning ahead you become more organized and more motivated.

Remind Yourself Why It Is Important

Every time I feel unmotivated I take a moment to analyse my goals. I try to find good reasons behind them. This brings my motivation back and helps to stay focused. Think about why you have to do it – don’t just think about the fact of how much you don’t want to do it. If you cannot find a good answer to why then maybe you should reanalyse whether or not the task is important for you at all.

Be Kind To Yourself And Your Body

For the past few weeks I have been feeling uninspired and uncreative. It took me some time to realise that is OK to feel that way. It is hard to stay motivated when you don’t take enough time to relax and recover. Listen to your body. Take some time off. Treat yourself to a nice hot chocolate and a long hot bath with a bath oil to soothe tired muscles and mind. Lastly, celebrate your accomplishments. Rewards play a huge part in staying motivated.

 

Remember, that You are in control of your goals. Staying motivated is a part of success. Keep your goals in mind, track the progress and break down tasks into smaller steps. Believe in yourself!

 

How do You stay motivated? Let me know!

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14 Comments

  1. October 23, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Great tips! Definitely found these very useful 🙂

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 24, 2017 / 10:17 am

      Thank You! Glad you liked it x

  2. October 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I completely agree, when the weather gets cold all I want to do is stay cosy at home! I find being in the right environment is really important when you need to clear your mind and focus. Great post 🙂 x

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 24, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you, Laura. Me too ha ha x

  3. hleguilloux
    October 23, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Yes, so important to keep the momentum up once the colder weather starts.. it can also be more difficult to not get as much sun. I would also add to try to get outside as much as possible can help, even if it’s not sunny you might just soak up some energizing rays through the clouds. 🙂

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 24, 2017 / 10:28 am

      You are definitely right, we need to try to go outside more, even though it is miserable x

  4. binaperino
    October 23, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I really liked the first one because that’s something I have been trying to do! I cleaned my apartment this weekend and have fallen in love with my Calyan Wax Co. soy wax candle. The scent is Coriander and Tonka, and the funds go towards assisting victims of human trafficking. It smells incredible and I know my money went towards a good cause. Also, the other points are really important and I need to make sure I follow through on them.

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 24, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thank you darling. Your Coriander and Tonka candle sounds lovely! I think it will have to be my next purchase, I’m obsessed with candles, and knowing that your money goes towards good cause is truly amazing x

  5. October 24, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Loved the tip about being kind to yourself, I need to be way more kind to myself and be less hard on myself! thanks for these tips!

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 24, 2017 / 10:17 am

      Thank you darling, I’m glad you enjoyed it x

  6. When it’s cold I just want to stay in bed and watch netflix! It is so hard to stay motivated, I love your last two points; remind yourself why it is important and also to just be ok with yourself! We cannot be super motivated ALL the time. I love your site logo fyi x

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 25, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Im glad you liked it! Yes, you are right, we cant be motivated all the time, I only realised that not that long ago x x

  7. October 24, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    Your last point is so important! Sometimes your mind and body just needs some time to relax in order to be the most productive and creative as possible 🙂

    • kamilealex@gmail.co
      October 25, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank You for a lovely comment, yes you are definitely right x

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