Life isn’t perfect!
All of us have our moments when nothing seems right, when the only option seems to quit and disappear.
This feeling is psychological. It is the way in which we handle failure, a natural process of grief and denial. But, the process does not end here; you have to get over it and move on.
I know, it’s difficult to actually motivate yourself and break through your own wall of resistance but let’s face it; we all have only one life… don’t we?
Here are some valuable pointers to lift your spirits up
We all have one person we can share everything with.
For me, it’s my mother. Who’s your favourite person? It may be your father, your sibling or your partner, or just your BFF.
The more you talk to them, the lighter you feel and moreover, they will always tell you only what’s right for you.
I bet that cheers you up.
People do not realise that setting unrealistic goals leads to unexpected failure which breeds depression and apathy.
Just wipe the slate clean. Make new small plans and complete them.
For example, make a one week plan to do something constructive like playing tennis or cricket each day and stick to it.
A sense of achievement, even a small one, is an excellent motivator and confidence booster. So go ahead make your plans.
You thought about hitting the gym or preparing for a paper but ended up doing nothing?
“Actions speak louder than words” and by extension, louder than thoughts!
Make a chart about your goals and put it somewhere it can be a constant reminder like besides your wall clock.
Your activity increases along with optimism. You will naturally feel good about yourself.
Most of us really do not know about ourselves. It’s a prime cause of depression, demotivation and anxiety. The solution: A SWOT analysis
Suddenly, you know yourself a lot better. This is a great morale booster. It also simplifies the course you wish to take. So, do a SWOT today.
“An idle mind, is the devils playground”
There are 24 hours in a day. You need to sleep for 8 of them, work for another 8…you still have 8 hours left. Use this time effectively. Include things you like doing like writing poetry, diary writing, painting and more. This keeps happier and away from stress and monotony.
One of the best things you can do with your free time. A good book is a great friend and motivator. Here are some books you can read.
You can find more, there are thousands of books to choose from, pick one today.
Spending some quality me time always helps. Take a break from your routine and plan a loner trip. Pack your bags, go to some place you have always wanted to go and rejuvenate.
Taking your mind off things always helps lighten the mind of stress and elevates your spirit.
Don’t be couch-cum-bed lover. Hit the gym, do your running, let the blood flow.
Thirty minutes of normal workout a day will make you feel better about yourself from the first day. The blood rush, sweat, the pump…every aspect will increase your motivation, make and propel you into a positive frame of mind.
You stay around good people; you will start doing good stuff.
Be around people who are motivated and of a positive frame of mind. This has an indirect positive effect on the mind. You will naturally, involuntarily start feeling motivated, elated and optimistic.
Mine is “Rock you like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions. The rush I get is ecstatic.
I am sure everyone out there has that one song. Play it loud.
The mind naturally programmes itself into motivation as it associates the same feelings with the music. So my friends… Rock On!
Remember friends, negativity is a frame of mind. Break that frame.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”
– Thomas Alva Edison