52 Easy Yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself
Getting motivated is hard, especially when you’re in a funk or stressed about one of the many things going on in your life. Pushing yourself to follow your dreams – or let alone get out of bed in the morning – is sometimes easier said than done. Luckily, we know a few ways to give you all the motivation you need to tackle whatever might be in front of you. These simple yet effective tips will help you hit the “refresh” button on your life in no time at all. Read ahead to see the best things you can do to get motivated, and get ready to be on top of the world.
– Additional reporting by Emily Co, Maya Berry, and Tara Block
Get the hard stuff done first thing in the morning.
Once you’re done with the most challenging projects, you’ll be able to tackle the others with ease.
Focus on the positive instead of the negative, and you'll feel more inclined to start new projects and take risks.
Find out what it'll take to get there.
When you set a goal for yourself, begin by doing some research, and you’ll be done with the first step.
Encourage others, and you'll automatically start seeing encouragement from them in return.
It’s a cycle of positivity!
Find something you truly enjoy, and do it.
Pick up a hobby or start a collection, and it’ll make you excited about life.
Take a small step.
You don’t have to immediately immerse yourself in the project and see it until completion right away. Just make baby steps, and take it one day at a time.
Prepare early so you're not in a rush.
When you’re late all the time or feel rushed, this may stress you out and kill your motivation.
Doing too many things at once can overwhelm you, so drop the multitasking and focus on one thing at a time.
Clean up your home or your workspace, and you'll feel like you can get more done in a decluttered environment.
Do something you enjoy when you first get up.
Whether it be drinking hot chocolate while reading a chapter of a book you’re currently glued to or taking a hot shower, start your day off on a positive note.
Share your goals with others.
Being public about your goals will give you a sense of accountability, which may make you more inclined to get going.
Bring light into your room.
Open up your curtains. Let fresh air into your room by opening up windows if it’s not too cold and if it’s not polluted outside.
If you fail, pick yourself up and keep going.
Don’t let it derail you or cause you to lose confidence, which ends up affecting your motivation.
Keep track with a journal.
If you track your progress, you’ll be able to see it, which will help motivate you to continue or try even harder.
Place motivational quotes around your home and workspace.
They can come in such forms as a sticky note on your memo board, a note taped to your mirror, or an inspiring quote on a coffee mug.
It’ll help ground you and make you realize that you’re fortunate, so you should take the opportunity to make the most out of your life.
Dress to impress yourself.
You’ll feel like you can get more things done when you’re putting your best foot forward.
Write down a few things you're grateful for.
If you have a more positive mind-set, you’ll find yourself more motivated and looking forward to what’s in store for you.