My top tips on how to get yourself motivated when all you want to do is stay in bed. (Story of my life!)
I have these days practically every day, I struggle to find the willpower and self motivation to do anything. Sometimes even just getting out of my pyjamas and getting dressed seems like a mammoth task. I only work late afternoons/evenings now so never feel like doing anything in the daytime.
Here are my top tips on getting yourself motivated when you really don’t want to do anything:
put you back to square one quite quickly. Take small steady steps to getting yourself up and ready for the day. Yes the process will take longer but it will help you to keep motivated in the long run.
Have a single goal. Don’t give yourself a list of 101 things you want to get done that day because you will just stress yourself out. Have one goal in mind that you really want to do that day and then build this up over time. My single goal tomorrow will be to list 10 items onto Ebay.
Reward yourself. Give yourself a small reward or treat if you successfully complete the goal you set yourself that day. My favourite is a bag of dairy milk buttons or a cheeky new nail varnish to add to my collection.
Make it exciting. To be motivated you need to be excited about what you are going to do. So for me if I list my 10 items on Ebay tomorrow the prospect of making some money from it gets me excited and I think about the things I can buy with the money I will have made.
Ask for help. If you are really struggling to get motivated ask someone else for help with it. For example, My boyfriend leaves me notes with different motivational quotes to make me want to achieve something that day.
Make it public. Facebook, Tweet or Blog about what your goals are for the next day. Nobody likes failing so by making it a public announcement you are more likely to get done what goals you have set yourself.
Gradually build it. Once you’ve accomplished a week of single goals start building it up so that you have two goals a day to achieve. Eventually you will be doing a full day of tasks without even realising it.
What is the one thing that helps you get motivated? How do you stay focused and on track?