Thursday 22 July 2021

How to motivate yourself today and every day!

It is tough sometimes to be motivated and stay motivated, whether it be in your work life or professional life. I often feel meh when it comes to doing the housework or blogging especially if the weather isn't great. It sometimes feel hard to keep going but there are ways to keep yourself motivated.

Make this day great

Create a to-do list for yourself!
I don’t know about you but making a list and ticking things off makes me happy. Sometimes I put things on my to-do list that are so easy to achieve just so I can have the pleasure of ticking them off. Seeing the list and ticking things off does motivate me to keep going until I have ticked everything.

Do your favourite things!
When you lack self motivation to carry out chore which you don't really want to do why not try doing things that make you happy instead. It might not feel productive to do something like soaking in the bath, eating a cream cake, having a coffee or going for a walk but afterwards you will feel like doing something which is productive just to feel like you have done something. Just don't get sucked into binge watching a TV show. 

Be neat!
Living in clutter can be very unmotivating. Declutter! Less mess and clutter equals more motivation.

Did you realise that making yourself smile will fool your bring into imagining that you are happy. When you are happy you will feel more motivated.

Find inspiration!
When you are having a tough time staying motivated one way to get back on track is to find inspiration. For some that may mean reading inspirational quotes or reminding yourself of your own past successes.

Get enough sleep!
If you are tired you will lack motivation. Try and get enough sleep each night and setting an alarm each morning will give you the motivation not to stay in bed.

30 minutes of exercise is all you need to revive your body. Exercise helps your body release endorphins, the feel-good hormones. It will increases blood circulation and will allow you to remain motivated for the entire day.

Get motivation from the people in your life!
Spend less time with negative people and spend more of the time with enthusiastic or motivated people and let their energy flow over to you.

Eat well!
I know when I eat rubbish I feel rubbish. If I miss a meal I get hangry and don't feel like doing much at all. When I make an effort and eat breakfast it always motivates me on a morning to get stuff done. If I fill the slow cooker on a morning it makes me feel like that I have a big meal coming so will work hard and I will be active throughout the day.

Try something New!
Life or work sometimes gets monotonous and it can be hard to stay motivated. Maybe it’s time to try something new. Find a new hobby, learn a new language or bake something new. New and exciting things going on in your life will help you stay motivated.

Play music!
A great playlist will help you along with any task that you are not keen on doing. 

Wear your best clothes!
You don't need to be going out anywhere special to wear your best clothes. If you look great you will feel great.

Create a support network!
Have a support network on standby for when your motivation runs out and you feel overwhelmed. Choose people you feel comfortable talking to and who can help provide encouragement!

How do you keep yourself motivated?


  1. Fab tips! I always play music around the house, especially when I'm tidying up.
    To-do lists are another god send as well! x

  2. I find that I do use many of these things to keep me motivated; especially list making and getting enough sleep.

  3. These are such great tips for staying motivated. I've certainly struggled with motivation in the heat but not being able to exercise because it's too hot or get enough sleep has definitely not helped with that. To-do lists always work well for me too. #MMBC

  4. Sometimes I really struggle to get motivated so a list is perfect to get me going x