If you’ve been keeping up with my ‘antics’ on this blog, you already know I sort of lost my mojo this past month. (Trust me… it’s getting better, but completely frustrating.)
With all the problems that come along the way, it is sometimes difficult for a person to maintain a certain level of motivation – even me.
Experts say that it is only common for people to feel depression, anxiety and defeat if life has been giving them so many tests and trials. However, instead of feeling depressed and sulking because you’ve lost your momentum, you can use this as an opportunity to make yourself stronger.
How? By using these emotions and experiences as motivation. The following are just some of the ways on how people can motivate themselves in these trying times:
1. Never stop learning. Experts say that once people realize that life is never-ending journey to learning, they will be able to find ways to their successes. After all, by embracing lifelong learning, you can gain more confidence to do things and start with new projects. And as a bonus you can acquire new skills.
For me, after sulking a bit, I realized I needed to get back in the saddle because I was bored a bit. So I reached out to someone I tryst to coach me through a couple of things. It’s been just the motivation I need to get back on track.
2. Have a positive outlook in life. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, believe me. I’m a planner and by nature look for all the possibilities – good and bad so I can be prepared. So the key for me is to see the good in bad as much possible.
3. Avoid too much thinking. I know, I know… sometimes it’s hard to turn off. So often times I write a list to get it all out of me and promise myself to look at it at a later date. Think of it like Dumbledore (from the Harry Potter series) pulling a thought out with his wand and putting it in his basin (called a Pensieve).