Know what inspires you and seek inspiration!
Sometimes it’s a super motivational quote or maybe a really catchy tune that just makes you want to get up and move. Whatever it may be, keep your inspiration within arm’s reach for those days when you need it.
Let go of your expectations for the day, decide on one task that you will make you feel better, and focus on completing that one task. Then move onto the next task.
Often times, our expectations alone can be overwhelming, especially when it’s not going the way we had planned. Let go of how you thought your day was “supposed” to go, be mindful of how your thoughts and emotions are contributing to your level of motivation. Choose one thing that from your list that will make you feel better and focus on completing just that one item, then move on.
Sometimes you just need a day to do nothing, give yourself that day and get back on the saddle tomorrow.
We all need to place self-care at the top of our priority lists. Sometimes we all just need a day to mentally, physically, and emotionally check-out. If you find yourself overwhelmed and super unmotivated, maybe you should give yourself some time to lean into your lack of motivation and allow yourself to relax. It will all still be there tomorrow.
Tune out and turn off all distractions. The less going on around you, the more likely you are to get your “ish” done.
It is difficult to get our “to-do” lists taken care of when we have access to endless distractions right at our fingertips: social media, YouTube, Pinterest, and your current game obsession. Do yourself a favor and turn off your distractions, mute those notifications, hide the cell-phone, close those windows on your computer, and designate a specific time for these items each day.
Get yourself organized
When you are already unmotivated to get your “ish” done, there is nothing worse than an unorganized, messy, “can’t find anything I need” workspace. Spend a little time sorting through your stuff and get organized, you’d be surprised how much of a difference it can make.
Prioritize that “ish”!
Don’t stress yourself out with a laundry list of “honey-dos”, just handle what’s important. If you prioritize your tasks, you can focus on getting done the more time restrictive items first and leave the rest for another day. Remember, your day will continue to go on even if you don’t get it all completed.
Start your day off right, even without motivation, the better your day starts, the more likely you are to keep it that way.
Turn on some toe-tapping music that makes you want to shake your rump while you are getting ready, eat a healthy breakfast, tell yourself positive affirmations, get in a quick work-out… If your day starts off on a good note, it’s more likely the rest of your day will follow suite.
Man-up, because getting “ish” done is part of adulting.
When all else fails, remember, that all of us go through times when we would prefer to not have to handle our “ish”. Adulting isn’t always fun or easy, but no one can take care of your “ish” except you. Man or woman-up and get your “ish” done, you’ll feel better once you do.