Sometimes, it is important to slow down. Our society is so focused on getting things done, writing to do lists, and racking up as many accomplishments as possible. After a while, you start to feel bogged down by all the pressure. It can be exhausting when you are constantly trying to do it all and put your best foot forward. It is no wonder an estimated 77% of people experience physical symptoms caused by stress. That doesn't have to be true for you! If you are stressed, tired, and have lost the motivation to do what you really want.....take a deep breath. These tips and tricks will help you re-fuel your passion and live a happier life.
Take on a DIY Project. You don’t need to be crafty or hands on to tackle a do it yourself project. It might seem silly to create aninspiration board, re-stain an old table, enjoy an adult colouring book, or turn your old jacket into a vest. However, creative projects are good for us. They actually boost our overall mood and give us a sense of accomplishment. Those feelings might be all you need to feel strong, capable, and motivated again. Without the pressure of the everyday tasks that often lead to stress and feelings of inadequacy. Try looking online for fun DIY projects or see what at-home tasks you can tackle. Even a half hour of creative time can make a huge difference.
Remind Yourself of Those Long-Term Goals. We all have dreams. Sometimes they seem impossible and totally out of reach and that is when our passion tends to fade. Do your best to remind yourself of those goals and why they are important to you. Read old journal entries, talk to a friend, or write out a list. You can even put a post-it note on your mirror! Focusing on what you want is sometimes all it takes. It gives you the opportunity to realize just how much those dreams mean to you…. and how determined you are to make them happen.
Other Motivational Tips: Still not feeling motivated? Don’t worry, there are a few other ways to re-ignite the passion. Smile, spend time with driven people, get inspired by nature (there are plenty of incredible sights to enjoy during the summer months), and focus on accepting where you are right now. And remember to live in the moment and express gratitude for all that you have!
Life is full of ups and downs. Maybe you have aspirations of stardom, career success, or starting a family. The key to turning your goals into a reality is to stay motivated. Never give up, hold your head up high, and love where you are.
How do you stay motivated? Share your own tips and tricks in the comment section below.