Whether it is exercising more, eating healthier, finishing home projects or having more quality family time, we all seek to be the best versions of ourselves. Unfortunately for many people, self-motivation may not always come easily, and far too often our excitement and passions can be lost in the humdrum of everyday life. Many mothers are experts at motivating kids and husbands, but we may find that there is little left for ourselves afterwards.
Motivational Tips For Moms
Luckily, there are ways to turn this around and go from meh to motivated with some positive action and thinking. Even if you were not able to achieve all of your goals for today, that does not mean that you cannot be productive, energetic and motivated tomorrow. If these characteristics have been missing in your life lately, read on for a few simple steps that can bring the motivation back into the little things of motherly life.
1. Prioritize Your Life
One of the most common de-motivator for modern mothers is the feeling of being overwhelmed by so many things to do each day. Your to-do list can become so long that you despair as to how you could finish it without giving up at the first chance. For mothers, it can be difficult to shorten the list, but you can prioritize things to the point where they can all be accomplished.
Take a few hours to evaluate your life– the tasks you have to accomplish, and the relevance that they have to the things you want to achieve in life. Make a list of everything you have to do on a day-to-day basis, or in the upcoming week. Then consider each one and ask yourself the question: how does this help me accomplish my ultimate goal? If it doesn’t, cross it off – do what you have to do in order to get rid of unnecessary stress in your life. This leaves you with more time, plus more certainty, to do the things that actually matter to you.
2. Mix Things Up
In order to regain your motivation, you can start by taking one day off from your everyday routine. It’s essential to break the cycle of day-to-day life that you get stuck in, and one way to do this is just by putting everything off and taking a day for yourself. Go to a movie or just sit outside and read your favorite book. You could even take the family on boat tours or have a girls’ night with friends; me-time does not necessarily mean alone-time.
This can be difficult for mothers or anyone who is used to doing something productive all the time; however, the crucial thing to remember is to empty your mind of all other concerns and do something that you enjoy this day. That way, you will get used to the concept of letting go of the parts of your life that cause you stress.
3. Appreciate Your Success
It is important to congratulate yourself when you accomplish a goal that you’ve been working hard toward, and to be recognized by the people who you know care about your success. Don’t be afraid to tell people when you’ve done well. In fact, do your best to share it with your friends and family so that you have as many people rooting for you as possible. This recognition provides an extra boost of happiness and motivation to keep you going forward for the next project.
It is impossible to be motivated and enthusiastic about all of life’s little tasks and daily routines, but you should recognize whether you are living life or simply existing. Prioritize the things that are important, mix things up occasionally and congratulate yourself when you achieve your goals. This should help you appreciate what is important and regain any motivation you might have lost along the way.