I’ve had a pretty quiet day today and it got me in a thinking/reflective type of mood! Sometimes we can all get so carried away with our day to day routines that it’s easy to forget to take the time to stop and actually reflect on life, for example what you’re thankful for, what things you’d like to change and so on. I was thinking about the different choices I have made over the past years and where they’ve taken me. When I look back at my life, I can see how going through the experiences I’ve been through (both good and bad), have all led me to where and who I am today and now down a path I really feel is where I’m meant to be.
I big part of ensuring you stay on track with your dreams and goals in life, is staying motivated. By keeping a positive push behind you mentally, you can brush off negative emotions and thoughts more easily and not let yourself be unmotivated to achieve by others.
With so many inspiring websites, blogs, and books out there to read through I’ve not only found the motivation to pursue my own dreams but been inspired to create and imagine goals I hadn’t even first thought of! Allow yourself to to imagine what you and your life could become and you will soon find you can be well on your way to making those dreams a reality.
Below is a few easy ways I use to motivate myself everyday!
- Looking at my dream board – I made my dream board using Picasa and refresh it every month to keep it up to date with whats currently inspiring me. It’s such a great thing to have pinned up on your wall or set as your desktop to look at when you need motivation. I look at mine every morning before starting the day, it gets me focused and makes me remember what I’m working for. Here’s my current dream board!….
- Follow and learn from people who inspire you- I’m Jillian Michaels BIGGEST FAN! It may sound stupid but if you look up to someone following their twitter, facebook, watching their interviews can sometimes give you something to aspire to. When I’m low on motivation for a workout, I’ll put a Jillian Michaels DVD on and be instantly reminded why I want to workout and why I love it so much. Find out who inspires you and do the same!
- Build your self confidence – This isn’t about being a shy or a loud person but everyone has insecurities and self doubt inside. These can be massive motivation killers as when your stop believing in yourself and feeling worthy of accomplishing your dreams, you’ll make excuses for failure and allow negative emotions to take over. Doing a little something each day to build your self confidence can be all it takes to stay positive, for example dressing well and good postures makes me feel instantly better about myself than if I’m slouching around in joggers.
- Working out! – This is my all time favourite way to stay motivated, nothing puts me in a better mood than when I finish a crazy workout! It doesn’t really matter what it is whether I do an hours pilates, go jogging or a full on session at the gym, it never fails to boost my mood and focus my mind.I love that knowing that matter what mood I’m in can be turned around, just a workout away.