How to stay motivated

How To Stay Motivated, Even When Things Get Difficult

Why are people so easily able to find motivation in the beginning of something that’s hard, but then lose it as soon as the going gets tough? It doesn’t make sense, but it happens all the time. If you’re struggling to get through your to-do list because you just don’t have the motivation you need, here are some tips to help you keep your eye on the prize.


1. Define Your Goals

The first thing you need to do is define your goals. You must know where you want to go in order for motivation to work. What does success look like for you? What are your personal and professional values? How will these help you get what you want? Defining your goals will allow you the opportunity to create a plan that allows for success.


2. Set Realistic Expectations

Setting realistic expectations is crucial for staying motivated. If you expect a massive jump in weight loss in a month's time or if you expect to see huge gains within a short period of time, chances are you'll be disappointed. It's important to set a timeline for yourself so that you can celebrate milestones as they come and enjoy the process of growing yourself.
realistic expectations


3. Give Yourself Some Credit

It's easy to be discouraged or feel like giving up when you're in the middle of a challenge. However, before you do anything rash, give yourself some credit for the good work that you've already done! Remembering how far you've come will help keep your spirits high and allow you to continue moving forward.


4. Take Things One Step At A Time

It's often hard not to let the stress of a tough day at work or the negative aspects of life build up. In order to stay positive and motivated, it's important that you take one step at a time. Don't worry about what might happen in the future or dwell on anything from your past; instead focus on what you're doing now and how it can help make your future better.

one step at a time

5. Reward Yourself

Rewarding yourself for reaching a goal is a great way to keep you motivated. It can be as simple as buying that new book you've been eyeing or taking a day off from work. It's important not to overindulge yourself with rewards and instead set goals so that your reward is attainable.


6. Get Some Support

One way you can stay motivated is by talking with someone who's been through the same thing. Talking to people who know what you're going through can help you realize that there are others in the same boat and that everything will be okay. When your motivation starts waning, try reaching out for support from friends and family members or connecting with a therapist.




Motivation is a powerful thing. When you're feeling motivated, it seems like everything will work out. But what do you do when you're not feeling the motivation? Sometimes it can be hard to find your motivation and keep pushing through tough times. That's why it's important that we all have a few tricks up our sleeve so we can motivate ourselves in any situation. 


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