Have you ever felt stuck in a loop of self-doubt and disappointments? Most of the time it is not what others are expecting from us, it is the gap between what we want to fulfil and our inability to reach any near to it? What lacks here? The push? Motivation factor, goal setting or maybe some inspiration?
In this blog, I am going to talk about a few ways to stay self-motivated. Why self-motivated? Because for how long we will wait for someone else to come and brighten our life, it is our life and our first responsibility to make things work for us, the least we could do.
7 Ways To Stay Self-Motivated by Setting up Some Goals
We usually seek motivation from outside. We see motivational videos, follow spiritual gurus, mentors, which is a good thing to do but what happens when you are done watching the video? Or done reading a post, a best-selling motivational book? Do you really follow what you hear? Do you try to bring things to practise?
Because eventually no mentor or guide can help you unless and until you decide to help yourself. I stress on decide here because we make decisions every day and most of the time we put ourselves at the end of our priority list and till the time we reach the end of that list, we are already exhausted and out of energy to do anything, am I making any sense here?
If yes, then here are seven ways to stay self-motivated and take complete charge of your life. I am sharing these ways based on my trials and practices, a few things might work for you as well, there is no harm trying 🙂
1.) Be honest with yourself
One of the most important ways to stay self-motivated is to stay honest with yourself. We all know that we have all the answers hidden deep down inside us, it is just that we have built so many layers and layers above our own truth that we fail to understand what exactly are we seeking?
Try to understand that first. Once we accept and own our truth we work on it and when we work on it, we attach a purpose to it, which helps us to stay motivated enough.
2.) Define goals
Define short and realistic goals please, no need to pressurise yourself just because someone around you has achieved a lot more than you. No need to compare your lives with the lives displayed on social media feeds.
Understand yourself, and define goals as per your ability and capacity to fulfil them.
3.) Set up a vision board
One of the effective ways to stay self-motivated is to set up a vision board. It helps you to visualise your future, the outcome of your goals. Try setting up a vision board for real, and outline each and every step you will follow in order to achieve your goals in detail.
4.) Dreams oriented or goals oriented?
It is very important to understand whether you are dream oriented or goal-oriented. It might sound similar but there is a slight difference that is powerful enough. Goals help you to achieve greater heights.
5.) Declutter your thoughts
Your thoughts have the power to create your reality. Be very mindful of your thoughts and thinking patterns. The more synchronized your thoughts are the more sorted you feel as a person when you are completely aligned with what you want and how to achieve it.
6.) Compartmentalise your goals
As an individual, we have many goals and sometimes we mix our personal and professional goals. We might have relationship goals, career goals, personal goals but they cannot have the same path, the same process and the same mindset to follow.
To achieve each goal in the desired manner, we must compartmentalize it.
7.) Take one goal at a time
One of the bestways to stay self-motivated is to take one goal at a time and reduce the stress you take to strive. Once we are able to segregate our goals and compartmentalise them, then it becomes easy to address them based on their priority.
Why am I talking about goals?
A life without a goal is like a ship without a compass. It will take us anywhere if we don’t take control of it. Once we lose control, we lose the motivation to move ahead in the lost space. There could be many ways to stay self-motivated but when it comes to taking complete control of life, we must understand what is holding us back, once we understand our goals and define a vision board, we add a purpose to our life and this very purpose helps us to stay motivated. I hope you find this helpful.
Love and light
Priyanka is a published author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you, Ardhaviram and Broken & Beautiful. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.