We’ve all been there.
Those days where you just feel soooo un-motivated to do anything.
I used to welcome those days with open arms and just say “we’ll do that tomorrow.”
But the truth is, when you let the laziness strike – you’re only inviting it to come back tomorrow, and the day after that, etc.
Trust me, I get it. There are days where I much rather stay in bed than hit the gym for a 10 AM workout, or skip class because I’m just not feelin’ it that day.
But in the end, you’re only hurting yourself girl. And as cliche as it sounds, you gotta be your biggest fan to push yourself to conquer everything you set out for the day.
While a lot of that is soo much easier said than done.
Trust me, I know I sound like an annoying life coach [don’t let me kid you, I will hit the snooze button about five times before getting up most mornings.]
But I gotta admit that being my biggest fan and pushing myself has ultimately had the best effect on my productivity level along with the way my day pans out.
I didn’t wake up one day and decide “alright girl, let’s be a better person. 1,2,3 go!”
Actually, it’s a decision you’re going to have to make at the start of everyday.
Which brings me to my first point – these sort of habits not only take time but are an everyday “muscle” to exercise.
While this was probably one of my biggest lessons to learn in this process, it’s also pretty comforting to know that if you didn’t quite do your best today – you will always have tomorrow.
The three key things I do every morning before starting my day are as follows:
Write everything down. Yes girl, e v e r y t h i n g.
Write down ideas, write down what you’re thinking, most importantly – write down your goals for the day.
Whether you’re writing yourself notes on the side of your planner, or typing away into the keyboard of your phone just make sure you’re writing it down.
I’ve found when i’m just not feelin’ it, I’ll open up my notes from the previous day [or from weeks ago] and I’m able to find a little spark of motivation from everything I accomplished that day, along with the ideas I had. [i.e ideas for content, outfits I’d like to wear, products I’d like to try, recipes, etc!]
Don’t forget why you started.
Whether you’re trying to start up a business, get through the semester, or take over the world.
Don’t ever forget why you started and what you set out for.
Most times this is the best way to stay motivated.
Lastly, stay creative.
This is probably the biggest things that helps me to stay productive and motivated.
I’m so affected by my surroundings – so my office space is filled with things that keep me creative.
Dream boards filled with the things you love [blush accents, lattes, a little somethin’ that sparkles.]
Music you love, your favorite candle burning, and you getting to w e r k.
Do any of you have some golden rules for staying motivated?
I’d love to hear em’!
Wishing you all the best of tuesdays, don’t forget to be a total #girlboss.