6 ways to get motivated now! So you know the real you wants to lose weight/start a business/write a book. But what about that little voice that says: ‘Oh, why bother? Just have a cup of tea and relax!’ Here’s how to keep that little voice quiet.
1. Don’t wait for motivation
Big mistake. Just do it, don’t wait for motivation to strike — that’ll only come once you’ve started.
Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.” — unknown
2. Big yourself up
Your mind can’t handle conflicting thoughts, so block out the “Oh, just give up!” by bombarding yourself with positive affirmations: “I will get that job! I will lose weight!”
Positive mind, positive vibe, positive life!” — unknown
It sounds crazy, but having a theme tune will keep you upbeat. Choose one and sing it when you need a boost.
The only thing better than singing, is more singing.” — Ella Fitzgerald
4. Play the ‘Yes but’ game
When words of self-doubt creep into your head, nip ‘em in the bud. For example, challenge: ‘I can’t train for a marathon. I’ll never go that far,’ with, ‘Yes, but I can go for a walk, and next week I’ll run a bit and one day I’ll do it!’
When you say yes, the universe helps you.” — Dan Brule
5. Don’t fear failure
The most successful people have all failed at some point. What made them succeed eventually was seeing failure as a chance to learn; to do things differently and improve. Keep telling yourself: Try, fail. Try harder, fail better!’
There is no failure except giving up.” — Becka Schoettle
6. Make a mood board
All successful businesses use them, so get a board and cover it with images to inspire you, or use our handy bucket list planner. Use it for relationships and work too — pin up pics of what you want to achieve and look at it often to reinforce your ambitions.
To bring anything into your life, imagine that it is already there.” — Richard Bach