There are probably a million reasons you may feel unmotivated at times. Maybe it’s finals, maybe it’s job hunting or maybe you just really don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning. Whatever the case may be, staying motivated can be a challenge. But not if you have your own little tricks up your sleeve! If you’re anything like me, there are probably mornings where getting out of bed feels like more of an uphill battle than an actual act. I know that feeling all too well. In an effort to make sure I always stay as positive as possible about everything, I’ve put together a little routine that will help keep me motivated throughout the day!
Morning Routine: What to Do When You’re Feeling Motivated
If you’ve been feeling unmotivated lately, you’re not alone. We’re all guilty of it sometimes. But if you can stay positive and focused on what’s next, you can get through anything! When you’re feeling motivated, it may be time to step away from the computer and get out of the house for a bit. Research has shown that taking a break from studies or work can actually increase productivity. So if you can sneak in a walk around the block, a bike ride to the next neighborhood, or even a quick run around the park, it can do wonders for you.
If you’re anything like me, there are probably days where you read a few articles, skim some tweets, and then sit back at your desk feeling like you haven’t done anything. You may even go so far as to berate yourself for feeling unmotivated and questioning your own abilities. But that’s not how it has to be. You don’t have to read hundreds of articles, follow hundreds of people, and listen to hundreds of podcasts to feel like you’re making progress. You only have to take a minute to write something down, set up an accountability partner, and/or create a daily or weekly goal to feel like you’re doing something.
Maybe you’ve already taken the time to step away from social media and start getting some real reading in. If you have, that’s awesome! There are a lot of great articles out there. Although reading is a great way to stay motivated, it can also feel like a chore sometimes. If you want to make reading more enjoyable and less of a chore, try incorporating a little something into your routine. Whether it’s adding in a walk around the block while listening to an audiobook or cracking open a bottle of wine while reading, it can make reading not just productive, but enjoyable as well.
Having a set of weekly habits can add a huge amount of structure to your days and help you stay motivated through anything. Weekly habits can be anything from exercise to reading to meditation. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you keep it consistent and make it a part of your routine. Doing so can help you stay motivated and also make it feel less of a chore.
Keeping motivated through the ups and downs of life is a challenge for many people. If you’re feeling unmotivated, try implementing some of these strategies into your daily routine. You may find that you’re just in need of an extra push to get you out of bed and moving. The good news is that there are tons of ways to get motivated, and once you find what works best for you, you can stay motivated for the rest of your life! Keep in mind that motivation is a journey, not a destination. So if you’re feeling unmotivated, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, take it as an opportunity to figure out what strategies you need to implement to stay motivated.