3 Simple Tricks to Motivate Yourself Each and Every Day
With the onslaught of the pandemic that is COVID-19, we cannot help but feel anxious about the future. There is no doubt how this pandemic generally flipped our world upside down.
When will this virus go away, or at least get managed and contained? Will the cases even go down? Can we even get our normal lives back?
These are some questions that might be running into your mind right now. And these kinds of uncertainty are what make the entire situation scary, to say the least.
Of motivation and uncertainty
There are some days that you will feel excited and motivated to take on your daily tasks. And then there also those days that you already feel tired even if you haven’t gotten up your bed.
If these pertain to you, don’t worry – you are not alone.
Everyone has been there in that kind of situation. For some reason, nothing seems to motivate you. Nothing seems to make you feel excited waking up to every morning.
Heck, you might even dread waking up every morning. And this ongoing pandemic has made those feelings even worse. It has caused a lot of stress to many people around the world.
It’s like your mind went blank and seemed to auto shut-off. While it does happen to many people, this should not be tolerated.
For one thing, it can greatly affect your productivity. Because it will affect your productivity, it can also affect your income and even your perception of life.
There is still hope!
So, are there ways to fight off these negative feelings? Of course, there are! Remember, negativity is one of our worst enemies especially during these times.
Now is the time to prove that you are stronger than what you think. These simple tricks can help you manage your mood and motivate yourself to be better along the way.
Don’t force yourself.
Sometimes, you have to accept that today is not your lucky day. We know it sucks, but life is not always a bed of roses. However, it might do more harm than good if you force yourself to do a certain task if you’re not in the mood to do it.
Chances are, you might get a subpar output if you do force yourself to do the said task. As a result, you might have to repeat the task all over again, which can be counter-productive. Perhaps you can try having a minute and ask yourself the following:
- Is the task urgent or important?
- Is it okay to skip it? If I do, when will I do it?
- Will skipping it cost my income and my precious time?
Don’t squeeze in all your to-do’s in a day.
The tendency is that you might feel overwhelmed to accomplish all those within the day. Although it can be a good thing to do things while you can, you also need to have your “me time”. After all, life is not all about work and money-making. You need to enjoy it too!
Reducing your daily tasks can even help you be more productive. Plus, it lessens the risks of careless mistakes that lead to frustrations. At the end of the day, you are only human who needs room for improvement and empowerment.
Be nice to yourself.
Saying that each person is unique may sound cliché, but it can actually be true. Some people may be better than you and you have to accept that. Avoid the stress in your life by not comparing yourself with other people.
Less comparison means you are more free to do your own passions in life. Less of the annoying feeling and insecurities, and more satisfaction and happiness in life. At the end of the day, no one should dictate what makes you happy – it should come from you.
It’s natural to get overwhelmed with all of what is happening right now. When that happens, you only have two choices: you let those fears consume you, or conquer them.
We only live once, that is why we have to make the most out of it. These tips can help you get on with your life and stay motivated every single day!