It’s a blooming marvellous feelings when we are feeling inspired and motivated. The world seems like a more chirpier place, and we feel fulfilled and content.
But like anything in life, these feelings can come and go and not be consistent.
It’s of course totally normal to have an uninspired lazy day or two.
But personally, I have to address feeling uninspired and unmotivated pretty hastily – or it becomes a downward spiral.
I basically end up slouched in front of Netflix with a family sized bag of crisp, and a week later I wonder where the time has gone?
The wonderful thing is we can get ourselves back on track in no time, and I thought I would share some tips that always work wonders for me.
I find reflection a great tool in all walks of life.
Whenever I feel like I am delving into a slump and want my mojo back I focus and reflect on the times when I was feeling inspired and motivated.
I try and pin point any factors that may have contributed to this success.
I have a look at all areas of my life, and jot down how I was managing and organising my life at that current time?
I pick apart as many factors as I can, and reluctantly delve in.
It can be anything from:
- Spending to much time on my phone.
- Not creating, or sticking to my to-do list.
- Juggling to many things.
- Putting to much pressure on myself.
- Not getting enough sleep.
- Not incorporating enough self-care.
It can be anything in all honesty, but finding out what the issue or issues may be then helps to address said issue!
After I have had a little time reflecting and identifying what may be hindering my inspiration and motivation, I set to work and devise a plan of action.
I start slowly. Verrrry slowly!
I set small daily achievable goals. I feel breaking it down and tackling each day as it comes the most beneficial tactic.
- I write a concise short and attainable to-do list of the things I want to complete and achieve that day.
- I prioritise and make the time, and try my best to complete the tasks I have set.
- I try really hard to become a lot more conscious and aware of procrastinating.
(That unfortunately does mean stopping scrolling through Facebook for the 84th time that day, or watching Friends for the 1000th time, damnnn!)
I find talking to friends and family incredibly motivating and comforting. I will have a little moan, (it’s allowed) and ask for advice, pearls of wisdom and any words of encouragement that may help me get back on track.
I always feel so much better after a good chat. We can be so hard on ourselves and sometimes another’s point of view on a situation can bring clarity and perspective.
I dig out any self-help books and re-read pages I have highlighted.
I have a scroll through Pinterest sourcing tips and read motivational quotes.
I know podcasts and audio books aren’t reading so to say, but I find them incredibly motivating. Gabrielle Bernstein, Ted Talks, and Oprah’s Super Soul Podcasts are my personal favourites.
They always leave me feeling inspired, and help to spark inspiration and motivation.
So we have a plan of action, we are feeling motivated and inspired and then the phone pings.
Oh now I am the worst for this, quick look on Instagram, quick nose on Twitter, turns to a quick cuppa, a quick snack.
A quick read of a book, one show on Netflix – that turns into ten.
None of these things are quick. They are distractions.
If I am busy and have things I do the following:
- I avoid Netflix and books like the plague, I don’t even let myself watch one show or read one page.
- I pop my phone on aeroplane mode, and delete social media apps for a while.
- I have my to-do list close by and always check that I am progressing towards completing it.
Harsh I know, but sometimes absolutely necessary.
From hitting the library to a brisk walk in the park. Mixing up our daily routine always helps to spark some inspiration and motivation.
Seeing new things, chatting to new people. A break from the norm, it does us the world of good and helps to clear our mind, all whilst gaining a little perspective and transparency about what we actually want.
It’s incredible what can be achieved when you become conscious of our behaviour, and weigh up if the task we plan on doing has any benefits?
Or could we (be honest now) utilise this time more productively?
I am a great believer in balance, and by no means feel anyone should be nailing life every day and are not worthy of kicking back relaxing and doing the things we love and enjoy.
But if we feel like our mojo may be lacking a little, and we are stuck in a rut – taking action is crucial to our overall wellbeing.
I have wrote this post, completed my to-do list and now I am off to binge on Friends and scroll through all my social media apps until my eyes water!
Do you have any tips that you can share that helps spark inspiration and motivation?
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