Having an entire week full of work commitments may make you feel dispirited. On some tough days, you may lose the will to continue. On other less fortunate days, you may daydream the idea of making your life a big, long weekend. But that’s not going to happen, no matter what you do. What can happen is this—you continue persevering; you can help yourself to never lose the motivation. But how can that be possible? After all, highs and lows are part of life.
Well, it’s true that you may have low points in your life when you don’t want to do anything, come hell or high water. But in those times, you must stay motivated so that low points don’t continue forever. In this explainer, we’ll help you figure out how you can stay motivated every time, regardless of your situation. To that end, we’re going to give you three proven tips to help you get started. Ready? Let’s get down to brass tacks.
Tip #1: Grab A Solid Breakfast
You may have heard time and again that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Many research works have already cemented the importance of eating breakfasts. When you have a hearty breakfast, you’ll improve your memory, visual-motor functioning, and lots more. Besides, skipping your breakfast and other important daytime meals may make you feel weak and tired. If you always complain of feeling sluggish, then not eating meals on time will only amplify this feeling.
Tip #2: Prioritise Anything That’s Urgent
You must prepare a to-do list. If you prefer to do your writing in longhand, then write every task of the day in your notepad. And if you’re a digital-savvy person, then you can use digital sticky notes that will have all the important tasks. You may paste these sticky notes on your desktop so that you know what all tasks you need to perform today. Based on the list, you may even figure out which task you should do first.
Tip #3: Aim For Low-Hanging Fruits First
You may have had a busy morning, and you may not want to burn yourself out at the start of the day. So, the solution lies in targeting all the low-hanging fruits. In your list of urgent tasks, you may have a bunch of stuff that’s easy to do. Well, then, there’s no harm in tackling the easy stuff first. Checking and replying to emails, doing data entry, making follow-up calls, editing something, etc.—these tasks are low-hanging fruits. So, when you get the straightforward and simple tasks out of the way, you’re more motivated and in rhythm to tackle the big stuff.
Wrapping It Up
Now, you know a thing or two about keeping yourself motivated at all times. When all’s said and done, we’d like to just point out one thing: Motivation is a mindset. Basically, you’ll have to ease yourself into that mindset. Once you have internalized this mindset, you’ll have to nurture it. And it’s worth the effort. Once your motivation doesn’t wear out, no challenge will stop your progress.