Are you struggling to stay on track? Does the motivation frizzle out the minute you sit down to work on your goals? Are you finding it difficult to stay motivated to complete even a single task throughout the day?

Do you often find yourself in the following situations?

  • You set an alarm to get up early but snooze it 5 times before switching it off.
  • You write a to-do list, but end up getting overwhelmed and doing nothing throughout the day.
  • You decided to lose weight but find it difficult to exercise on a regular basis.

If so, you are not alone. It is not easy to stay motivated. Thankfully, there are ways to motivate yourself and get back on track.

Today, we are going to discuss 4 ways to motivate yourself and achieve your goals.

  • Start Where You Are

If you are waiting for the right time, right opportunity, or the right whatever, you will wait forever. While it may seem like everyone is nudging you to start right now, this is the best advice you will receive.

Staring right now will put you ahead of someone who is waiting for the right time. You don’t always need a reason why you need to start right now. Simply grab the things you need and start right now. As Mark Twain once said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

  • Take Small Steps

You cannot do everything at once, nor can you expect instant results. As Vincent van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

It’s the simplest things that are done well, works the best. So start down by writing your tasks on a piece of paper and break them down into small steps. Once you are in the flow, it will become easier to accomplish smaller tasks that will combine to finish the big task at hand.

  • Feeling of Gratitude

Whenever you are stuck, staying motivated will be the last thing on your mind. So if you are in a situation, take a step back and appreciate how you feel. When you are appreciative of your situation and the work you have done to reach where you are, it is easier to stay motivated.

Practicing gratitude makes it almost impossible to feel low and grateful at the same time. So start slow. Write down three things you are grateful for today. You can also make a gratitude journal to appreciate the little things in life.

  • Trim That To-do list

Do you feel overwhelmed just by looking at your to-do list? While a to-do list helps you stay on track and organized, it can create an overwhelming experience for some people. So if you are struggling by looking at your to-do list rather than staying motivated, it may be time to make a more manageable to-do list.

Each day, choose no more than three tasks. Complete them and make a new list every day. As time passes, you will be able to take on a long to-do list.

The Bottom Line

Staying motivated can be tough but it is not impossible. You don’t always need a perfect time or perfect plan to start. Also, don’t get overwhelmed by a task. Get started now, no matter how small the first step looks. But make sure to take a step today!