How To Develop A Motivated Mindset. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a few tips on how to develop a motivated mindset. From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, sad about the pain and suffering in the world, or just bored with your daily life routine.
You are not alone.
We all go through periods like this at some point.
The good news is that we can do something about it.
Here are some tips to help break out of the rut and feel excited about life again:
How To Develop A Motivated Mindset
Take a “Time Out”
Prolonged stress can wear us down and zap any enthusiasm we once had. Before doing anything else, take a few minutes to breathe and just BE. Empty your mind of all stress and worry. This takes practice, but don’t give up! As thoughts come into your mind, gently push them back out and continue to keep your mind empty and calm. Take slow, deep breaths and let all of your muscles relax. Sit quietly and recharge your batteries. Try to do this daily or even twice daily (morning and night). We need quiet time as much as we need anything else in life. Give yourself the gift of inner peace.
Read something motivational, inspirational or uplifting. Look at some beautiful nature photos, or read something humorous. Consciously move your thoughts to a more positive place. Focusing on nothing but work and our daily tasks in life can leave us feeling pretty uninspired. It’s easy to turn it around if we want to. We must seek things that will lift our spirits and moods. Make it a point to laugh and be happy, joyful and lighthearted each day. Please don’t wait for inspiration to come knocking on your door; go out and find it or create it. Conjure up some funny or touching memories. Write them in a journal so you can go back and read them when you’re feeling down.
Think about the things you have planned for the day, and rekindle the enthusiasm you once felt for them. When we first begin a new project or job, we are excited about the possibilities and eager to get moving! Over time, we can lose that enthusiasm for a variety of reasons. Travel back in time for a moment, and think about what got you so excited initially. What made your heart beat a little faster? Recapture that feeling and hang onto it! Even if your tasks aren’t anything to be excited about, at least consider some positive benefits. For example, list how they will benefit your children, spouse, job or home. Identify the payoff, and focus on that. Even mundane tasks have some benefits. Sometimes it’s just switching our mindset to see the positive side.
Sometimes the most challenging part is getting started. A project seems so monstrous that we cringe at the thought of all that time and energy we’ll have to expend. Instead of overwhelming yourself, start small. Set a timer for 15 minutes and start working on it. Allow yourself to stop after 15 minutes if you want to. But we often won’t want to stop once we start working on something. Please don’t focus on the big picture. Look at the more minor details and take them on one at a time. Any enormous task seems manageable once we break it down into smaller steps.
Care Of The Body
Sometimes our feelings of fatigue are caused by physical deficiencies, not mental ones. Be sure you are getting enough rest, eating food that nourishes your body, drinking enough water, exercising, etc. Especially when we’re swamped, we tend to grab the quickest, most leisurely meals, which aren’t always the best choice for our bodies. Eating highly processed foods and sugar is like putting watered-down gasoline into our cars. For our cars to run smoothly, we must maintain them properly, so it is with our bodies. Remember, the body is the vehicle for the mind and soul!
Finally, remember to reward yourself from time to time, and be gentle with yourself! There will always be things that “need” to be done. But some of us take on way more than we can handle, and our lives become a pit of struggle. Try to eliminate the things that truly don’t bring you joy, or at least minimize the time you spend on them. Do what you can, and let the rest go. Or ask for help. Don’t feel you have to do everything yourself.
Remember that motivation, just like happiness, is something we CHOOSE. We may need to give ourselves a little push at the beginning, but once we get into the right mindset, it’s simple to stay there if we choose to.
I hope you enjoyed that.