Five Ways To Motivate Yourself!

Whether it be in your career or in your personal life, we could all do with a little motivation every now and again to help us get where we need to be. Therefore I’ve created five ways of motivating yourself. Hope it helps!

1. Get up early and go to bed at a reasonable time.

I am a prime example of how NOT to do this. I set my alarms (as my boyfriend knows) from 6.30am onwards, even though I sometimes never need to, I set them in the hope that one morning I will wake up at 6.30am and start my day. Unfortunately that’s not the case and instead I end up sleeping in till later. The same goes for the evenings, I tend to go bed and around 11pm-midnight. This obviously doesn’t provide me with enough sleep. So in this instance, going to bed earlier would mean I could get up earlier in the morning. Live by the saying ‘you can’t burn the candle at both ends’.

2. Create a To Do.

Whether it’s scheduling your chores for the house, i.e cleaning and washing clothes or to do with your job, a to do list with a set of bullet points will help you complete more in the day. There’s nothing worse though than having a list as long as your arm. Be realistic with what you can get done, sometimes having too much puts you off from doing any work. Also ruling out something once you’ve done it is immensely satisfying.

3. Set a goal for the month and one for the year.

For the month this can be anything like ‘Read three books in a month’ or ‘Learn a new recipe’. Setting yourself goals each month can help you feel satisfied that you’ve done something you’ve wanted to do for a while instead of pushing it further down your To Do list. As for the year, this can be something a little bigger like ‘Learn how to play an instrument’ or ‘Conquer a fear’. Having both a goal for each month and for the year as a whole can prove satisfying when you’re counting down to the next year. You can be happy knowing you’ve achieved something substantial!

4. Learn when to say no.

Ok so I’m a sucker for this one. I’m constantly working hard and sometimes I take on too much. I have a blog in which currently I’m writing every day, I work with Bloggers Required meaning I work with different brands so I’m reading books, trialling skincare products and going to events. That means I have to write up reviews, articles etc. I then have my YouTube channel where I upload weekly and I plan to use my daily vlogs channel to do Vlogmas which is to record, edit and upload a daily video every day. I also have to apply for castings online for my acting, essentially writing a mini cover letter for each one…catch my drift? This is A LOT but most of the time I can manage it well. However, look at your plate and if you have too much on it, then just say no. Our eyes are always too big for our belly.

5. Avoid distractions.

I find it extremely difficult to do any work when I play music or have the television on. Find your distraction and make sure it’s out of the way so you can get on with the task in hand. Another thing may be that you’re trying to do several things at once and therefore have multiple tabs open on your laptop, your phone and on your desk. Focus on one thing at a time in order to get everything completed.

I hope you enjoyed my little motivational blog. Make sure you subscribe to my blog by entering your e-mail on the right hand side of my blog page!

Natalie-Ann x

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