I’m sure that we’ve all experienced a sense of displacement and uncertainty over the last few weeks as all our plans are being halted and we’re not too sure how the next few weeks and months are going to unfold. I’m really trying to not let that seep into my psyche so I’ve implemented a few changes into my daily life to keep me going. Here’s how I’m staying motivated in this really strange time:
This one might surprise you, however, I find huge comfort in a clean house. I love the comfort that it brings. To be completely honest, the actual act of riding my house of dirt in itself makes me so happy. Fresh linen, a clean kitchen and tidy living space can do wonders for the peace and tranquillity of my outlook on life in general. The daily ritual of cleaning and tidying my house always makes me feel accomplished and once I look around and see a clean space, I’m motivated to tackle the rest of my to-do list each day.
I’ve kept to the same working hours as I was working in the office now that I’m working from home which means I’m still able to allocate my time slot for gym straight after I finish with the workday. I’m currently following Pamela’s workout program that I mentioned in this post. I absolutely love it and knowing that I’m making progress and sticking to a program (I think it’s been 6 weeks already) has really aided me. It’s had a lot to do with how I’m staying motivated and focused. I know I keep mentioning this in my vlogs lately, but I really do think that workouts are equally as good for your mind as they are for your body.
If you watched my latest video, you will know that I’ve just read Atomic Habits by James Clear. I’ve kept a basic record of my habits for years but this book really inspired me to be laser-focused on my habits and fine-tuning them so that’s a piece of advice that I’ve taken on board and I’m finding it so helpful for tracking my progress and keeping me motivated. It’s also made me a whole lot more conscious about how I’m spending my days which is quite useful at this point in time. I don’t want to be wasting this time away – I’d rather it be well used!
Doing the things I love
This point is especially important. When you’re feeling like you have absolutely no motivation whatsoever, it’s often important to pause and take things back to basics. If you like to read, pick up a new book and enjoy it. If you enjoy face masks, do one. If you like to paint or play an instrument, do it. Fill your time with your favourite things and you’ll be happier for it. You’ll also discover how that can keep you motivated too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little tips on how I’m staying motivated at a time of so much of the unknown looming around us. How are you staying motivated? I’d love it if you shared your tips with me too.