Even though technology has redefined convenience, it has also made it difficult for people to maintain a balance in their lives. Life in the modern world is extremely stressful which is why it can sometimes become impossible for individuals to sustain the right level of motivation. Failure is inevitable, but it is your ability to bounce back from this set back that defines how much success you will witness in life.
So, how does one keep himself/herself motivated throughout the highs and lows of life? Here are some tips that you can use in your daily life to keep the level of motivation the same every day.
Maintain a To-Do List
If you feel jotting down the numerous tasks you have on a piece of paper is going to overwhelm you, think again. Having everything written on a to-do list in front of you can help you prioritize things. Also, if you are wondering how creating a to-do list is associated with motivation, imagine yourself crossing the tasks on the list one by one. The sense of accomplishment that this act alone brings is extremely beneficial for a healthy level of motivation.
Get the Most Out of the Beginning
Instead of spending the hours at the beginning of the day reading the newspaper or browsing e-mails, it is more productive to handle the most important tasks of the day. This is because generally, the productivity level of a person is at its peak during the first few hours. When you get more done during this time, you can spend the rest of your day feeling confident about your performance and stay motivated.
Plan Daily Goals
Make sure that you have at least one goal on your to-do list that can be completed within a day. When you do this, you feel like you have achieved something at the end of the day. Think of this as a daily dose of motivation that will not let you feel down regardless of what else goes on around the day. You must also celebrate your daily achievements and give yourself a pat on the back before calling an end to the day.
Let Go of Perfectionism
A lot of people are unable to get more work done because of their habit of perfecting each task. When you focus too much on getting everything right, you cannot spend the right amount of time needed to get the job done. Delays are a direct consequence of perfectionism. Therefore, it is recommended to give your best to a task and get it done within the stipulated time frame.
By this, I do not mean handing in a resignation or selling your business, but rather, allowing yourself to think about calling it quits. Many times, when we imagine ourselves without the job/business that we hold so dear, we end up finding a sense of passion and devotion that was missing before this activity.
When life gets stressful and mundane, it is natural for people to feel a lack of motivation and a loss of love for the work they do. During such times, it’s important to have an experienced life coach by your side that can help you focus on building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Staying focused is an important part of making real lifestyle choices rather than short term deprivations. If you can stay focused, you can affect real change in your life because it helps us to visualize the end result, which means you will see lasting results. For Maureen’s clients at Cooking Healthy Academy, this can be the difference between long term healthy living and yoyo dieting.