Hello lovelies! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here are 10 simple ways to find motivation for whatever you are doing throughout your day.

If you are anything like me, finding motivation to do the things you don’t want to do is a struggle. No matter how big or small it is, if I don’t like the task, I don’t want to do it. But I found that self-encouragement and motivation really helps. We sometimes like to be hard on ourselves and force ourselves into things. But this isn’t necessarily the best approach, especially for daily life. Here are 10 easy things anyone can do to motivate themselves.

Take a break. 

This seems like a crazy thing to start this list with, but it’s important to remember. Obviously you don’t want to start with a break. But if you are doing a difficult task or something you don’t want to do, taking breaks can help. Give your body and mind a short break, but then continue the task. Don’t take a break and never go back.

If you are excited about something, keep it to yourself.

We often lose excitement or motivation when we tell others our plans or ideas. Because sometimes people either get jealous or they are not as supportive as we would like them to be. Other people can tear you down as easily as they can build you up. So if you want something, go get it and then tell others.

Find things that encourage you.

Throughout the day, find the little things that encourage you. Whether that is a cup of coffee in the morning, reading a book at lunch, or spending time with friends at night, find your niche. It can give you something to look forward to and motivate you to get your work done.

Celebrate little wins.

Regardless of how big or small these wins are, if you are successful you should reward yourself. Doing daunting tasks are impossible if you can’t celebrate completing them. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy yourself after a long day of crossing off your to-do list

Make your to-do list realistic.

Speaking of to-do lists, don’t pile things on your list that you know won’t get done. Only add things you are sure you can do. Looking at a mile long to-do list can be stressful and overwhelming. So keep it short and simple. And if at the end of the day you need more to do, you can add from there.

Be gentle with yourself.

Understand you can’t do everything. You won’t always be successful and you won’t always get everything done. We like to be hard on ourselves because we think we are helping. Really we are just stressing ourselves out. Just do the best you can and let go of what you can’t.

Change your perception.

Instead of being upset about having to wake up early, think of it as time added to your day. Be positive about all the things you can get done. After all, everyone wishes for a longer day.

Embrace setbacks.

I hate using the word “failure”. I would rather call them setbacks. But the reality is setbacks are a part of life. As much as we would like to, we can’t control everything. But embracing it and learning from it is the best way to improve.

Do what you love.

Everyone has to do things they don’t want to do. But if you fill your day mostly with things you love, you will be happier and more motivated to do the things you don’t. Looking back on your day, you will feel better if you know most of it was filled with doing things you enjoy.

Focus.

As stated before, you can’t stop in the middle and never come back. No matter what you are doing, it needs to be completed eventually. Whether you want to or not, focus is key.

There are plenty of other things you can do to find motivation. If you have something that motivates you, great. But if not, I hope this list helps.

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