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How to Stay Motivated (+ Free Printables)

How to Stay Motivated (+ Free Printables)

Hello lovelies, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, I’m finally back, and hopefully here to stay. Truth be told, my schedule has been so hectic and blogging started to overwhelm me again. This month, I felt less motivated to blog, it made me question what the purpose of my blog really is. I was uncertain of everything that is related with my blog, which affected every posts that I try to write. In a course of a couple of weeks, I contemplated on what my blog truly means, and what I really want to portray. As I was constantly looking for things to motivate and inspire me again, it finally hit me. One of the main reasons why I started blogging is to inspire other people.

So how exactly do we go about, feeling motivated? Motivation comes and goes, it’s a struggle to stay inspired, especially if worry gets in our way. But how do one, stay inspired. I’ve listed a few ways to get over a slump.

Just go for it

I realized that even if you’re uninspired to do anything,  you just have to do it. Push yourself to finish the task in hand. You never know, you might find inspiration along the way. One of the things I don’t like about myself, is that I don’t push myself when I’m unmotivated. Which makes it harder for me to get over a slump. When trying to get over a slump, just go for it, bear it and in the end you’ll notice that your motivation is back.

Note: If you are stuck remember this quote by Zig Ziglar, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 



Change your surroundings

If you’re used to working in your office, try to mix things up. Changing your surroundings can stimulate inspiration. By simply changing your environment by adding fresh flowers on your workstation, or by  changing the layout of the room can spark inspiration. If changing things up doesn’t do it, change the scenery, try to work outside, in your garden or in a local coffee shop.

How to Stay Motivated (+ Free Printables)

Focus on the positives

In the world we live in, negativity surrounds us on a daily basis, but if we try to focus on the positives it will help us in the long run. When finishing a task, don’t look at the negative aspects, don’t think about how hard it is to get there, and how long it will take to reach our goals. But rather, think about how rewarding it is when you get to the end result. Plus, focusing on the positives makes us live a happier life. Check out my separate post about how to have a positive attitude to a more positive life.

Start with small goals

Coming out of a rut can be intimidating, and overwhelming. So don’t overwhelm yourself more by setting unrealistically big goals, start with small goals first. Try and set goals that are realistic and with shorter benchmark and slowly work your way up. Don’t expect to be great when you first come out of a rut, but expect to see great results over time. And as you find your rhythm, setting bigger goals and achieving it will come effortlessly and flawlessly.

How to Stay Motivated (+ Free Printables)

 

And as a thank you for reading it till the end, I created these printables for you to use. Click here to download them.

(These printables are for personal use only. Please let me know what you think of these. And if you use them, don’t forget to snap a photo and use the hashtag #everythingabouther, I would love to check it out! 😘☺️)

How do you stay motivated? Share them in the comments below.

How to Stay Motivated (+ Free Printables)

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply myroncuz

    nice write up! Wow, Zig Ziglar.. haven’t heard that name in awhile.. I used to do network marketing and listen to his motivation speeches. haha. keep up the good work!

    May 25, 2017 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Chastity

    Motivation is so important to have to enable us to get things done. But there are times when things do happen in life that can break down our spirit. You offered great tips and you’re right on keeping things positive.

    May 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Bridgettr

    This was so helpful! Thank you! Also I love your logo!

    -Bridgette
    http://Www.justaroundtgeneighborhood.com

    May 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I totally agree about changing up your scene! On the weekends I love working on my blog or school work in coffee shops or outside at a park. It definitely motivates me.
    These printables look great for keeping focus…something I need to do with my blog so I can be more productive.
    -Kristin
    countdowntofridayblog.com

    May 27, 2017 at 1:46 am
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