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Want to Motivate Yourself Daily? Start with These 22 Powerful Ideas (Part 2)

If you have read our first instalment, you already have 11 powerful ideas you can add in your daily motivation arsenal.

However, we have more.

Here’s the second installment of powerful ideas you can use to effectively motivate yourself daily.

Tip #12: Get Accountability

If you let go of the power of peer pressure and take full responsibility for your life and actions, your life can dramatically change for the better.

If there are areas in your life you are unhappy with, find out how you can change them rather than complaining and blaming others.

Your life is in your hands.

You can either complain about it all you want or do something about your circumstances.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours and yours alone.

Tip #13: Remember Your WHY

When excuses set in, it would be tricky to remember what your WHY is.

However, if you want to live a life by design and not a life by default, you have to know and remember your WHY.

Start by writing down your goals and find out your why.

It would be difficult for the excuses to get the better of you when you have a certain level of focus and targeted motivation.

And you can only have laser-like motivation when you know what your WHY is.

Tip #14: Reflect on the Outcomes

Think about what you want your life to be like in 5 years.

Where will you end up if you don’t change?

Where will you end up if you do?

Explore and get into the nitty-gritty of both scenarios so you can make it real for you.

Tip #15: Get Organised

This goes without saying, you will have a clearer and more focused mind if you are not surrounded by mountains of clutter daily.

That said, make it a point to always simplify your surroundings so you will have the clarity you need to reach your goals.

Tip #16: Know Your Priorities

Often you can end up losing motivation when you are feeling overwhelmed, when you feel like there is so much you need to accomplish.

Too much of anything, be it stimulation, goals, distractions can lead you to feeling overwhelmed and paralysed.

So you end up procrastinating and not being able to accomplish anything you have set out to do.

Know your priorities and work first on the most impactful thing that can make you move forward.

Then choose another.

And then another.

Focus on at least three things first.

Once you have accomplished them, move on and tackle the rest on your list.

Tip #17: Rest When Needed

You can’t accomplish great and lasting results when you forgo periods of relaxation.

Burnout is romanticised nowadays.

But there is nothing romantic about neglecting rest and self-care.

If anything, rest and self-care are critical to your success.

It is not optional.

If you are feeling all burnt out and your body screams for you to rest, do so.

Spend a day (or a week!) for rest and rejuvenation.

You will come back more inspired and motivated.

Tip #18: Celebrate Your Wins

Every win, no matter how small, is an integral part of your journey. 

As such, it deserves to be celebrated!

When you achieve something, no matter how small, give yourself a pat on the back. 

If you celebrate the small wins and appreciate your efforts, you will be motivated to take more inspired action towards the realisation of your goals, whatever they may be.

Tip #19: Change Your Physiology

Do you sometimes feel like you can’t seem to do things right?

Or you just find it hard to get things together?

We have all been there!

To change your momentum, do something different, if only for a moment.

For instance, you can stop doing what you want and go for a quick walk for 5 minutes.

Or you can meditate and sit in nature for a few minutes.

The idea is to get out of your head so you can change your mindset and state of being.

Tip #20: Write in Your Journal

If you want to learn more about your circumstances and make the needed changes, you need to gain awareness first.

One way you can achieve awareness would be to write in your journal.

Feeling particularly low?

Write your feelings down.

What do you think are the possible causes?

What do you think are the possible triggers?

What can you do to get yourself moving and move forward?

Tip #21: Mix Things Up

Motivating yourself can be done in various ways, so we have a list this long.

In other words, there will be times when one strategy won’t work anymore so you have to find other ways to pick yourself up and move forward.

Consider a change of scenery, routine, and time when you need a boost or a quick pick me up.

Tip #22: Schedule It In

Map your schedule weeks ahead of time.

Sundays would be the ideal time to figure this out.

Decide what you need to get done and when you should get it done.

Then go a step further by preparing all you need to do to accomplish what you have set out to do.

Case in point: if you want to do yoga, prepare what you will wear the night prior and get everything ready.

Basically, do anything necessary to make moving forward quick and straightforward.

Bonus Tip: Be Ready to Fail

No one is immune to failure.

However, failure is not always a bad thing.

Failure is in fact an integral part of your journey.

If you are taking risks and doing things that are new, failure is almost always inevitable.

But failure is crucial to your growth.

Rather than letting failure get to you, be prepared for it.

Anticipate that there will be trials and setbacks along the way but see it as it is: an essential part of your incredible life journey.

Over to You

Keep in mind that we are all unique. That said, different things can motivate different people. With that in mind, experiment with the ideas we have listed above and find out what works best for you.

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