Updated: Mar 16
Motivation is like the crucial vaccination everyone needs to get injected with at some particular interval of time to fight against all the obstacles, internal conflicts and odds in the way of life.
In life, you can or may have faced a time where you have come across certain situations in which you become hyper pessimistic and felt like you are losing control of everything. In such times you feel extremely low, negativity surrounds you and you are engulfed by depressive thoughts or anxiety. In this phase, you tend to lose your temper, lose focus on your work, become irritable, and can eventually even spoil everything that’s going well otherwise.
This is where comes the need for some inspiration and motivation to keep your personal and professional life on track. It seems really easy to say ‘stay motivated’ but motivation is actually difficult to find and implement in practical day to day life situations. However, you can take help from certain practices to stay positive. No matter how difficult the situation is or seems to be you must keep yourself motivated by keeping in mind your life’s ambition and goals.
For a quick motivational boost, here are 6 great motivational tips to keep you going even during difficult times.
#1. Build a Fitness Routine
Fitness is the most essential aspect of self-motivation because when you stay strong and detoxed then positivity and confidence will embrace your personality. You can do regular yoga, meditation, cardio exercise or can spend an hour in the gym to maintain a fitness routine. A regular fitness routine is the first step that everyone must take without a doubt because ‘a fit body is home to a beautiful mind.
#2: Find a Hobby
A hobby works as a booster to the motivation because when you are doing something that you love, it keeps you connected to your inner happiness and helps in living a joyful life. So, if you find that you are stuck in quite possibly your longest pessimistic rut then ask yourself to either develop a hobby or revive an inactive hobby. Whether be it at your work, your goals or commitments, look for ways that you can do more of the things that you are passionate about. Love what you do and do more of what you love.
#3: Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself
Understand that your health and happiness are your own responsibility. Once you’re an adult you have to care for your own needs, no one's coming to tell you to turn the TV off, no one's coming to tell you to get out the door and go for a run and no one will feed you your dinner. Nobody knows what you want except for you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. Develop a sense of ‘self-love’ & ‘self-care’ within yourself. Learn to be your own best friend and do not get sucked into being a critic. Praise yourself, care for your needs and fall in love with who you are.
#4: Learn Something New
You might make the mistake of thinking that you do not have the time to learn something new but this would be your biggest mistake you see, learning is the only way to grow in life and without continuous growth and evolution, human life is a waste. As children, we are open to learning new things, new experiences. Our entire childhood thrives around constant change, learning and development. However, once we grow up, we forget the most important teaching of our childhood. We forget the need to continuously learn and develop. The nuances of learning something new brings self-motivation in a person and makes one feel more confident.
#5: Eat Healthy
The habit of eating healthy will keep you mentally, physically and emotionally detoxed. For me the best part of a rewarding lifestyle to consume a high quality healthy diet. A good diet will not only nourish your body but it will help in increasing your energy levels, give you healthy body and also nourish your mind. Healthy eating habits are another way to show self-love and build the self-motivation factor to follow a positive lifestyle.
#6: Travel When You Can
Travelling is the best way to rejuvenate your mind and get relief from the pressure of life, challenges and depressive thoughts. If you are dealing with difficult days and you have some time on hand, make the most of it and take a short trip to a serene place. The change in environment can significantly help with refreshing your thoughts and also help you find a new perspective to your situation. Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. At least once in a year, plan a tour to a new city with a relaxed schedule and let life present you with new ideas and opportunities.
People are always going to encounter stressful times. It could be losing a job, losing your health or some other challenge that’s up ahead. But the question is, how are you going to allow that to shape your life? Are you going to let it tear you down, or are you going to use it to empower and enlighten the way you go through life? The choice is yours. What are you going to focus on? What story is going to guide your life?
You get to choose what meaning to assign.