Motivational Monday: 8 Tips To Break Your Funk
We all know the feeling of being in a rut and having a hard time getting started. Instead of just “getting through it”, try out these eight motivational tips to breaking out of your funk for good.
1. Find a mantra or slogan
A mantra doesn’t have to be long. It helps to repeat daily mantra’s to really train your brain into thinking positive. Pick a weakness you need to work on or a strength you want to build on and go from there. Here is a mantra example from Aristotle:
“Get out and do something. Move. Interact. Explore. Breathe. Take a chance.
Stop voluntarily wasting your life. Stop complaining and saying you’re bored. It’s your life. Do something with it.
You are what you repeatedly do.”
2. Remember your peak moments
These are moments of triumph, where you felt you were at the top of your game. They should remind you of who you are, what you are about, and why you are chasing your unique goals.
3. Do less
It’s easy to overwhelm yourself with to-do lists, projects, chores, and errands. These things can cause you to be less motivated because you are carrying too much on your shoulders. Instead, try to make everything count. Simplify and make room in your day for things you want to do. You will be much more motivated to get started on them and won’t worry about a to-do list that’s waiting on you.
4. Don’t let the slump start
Recognize the activities that you do to procrastinate, and nip it in the bud. If you skip workouts to hang out with friends, then beat yourself up the next time you’re in the gym, stop. Take action right away, no matter how small the victory, and use that momentum to further tasks.
5. Get active
Exercise boosts levels in your brain and your way of thinking. Working out gives you time to clear your head and put things into perspective. Try taking a break and running or jogging for half an hour to change your perspective and get you motivated again.
6. Your moments are precious
Don’t take your moments and opportunities for granted. Remind yourself that if you waste your opportunity, you may not get another one. Your minutes, hours, and days come around one time, it’s up to you to live the life you want to live right now.
Dreams can remind you of why you are focusing on your short term goals. You may have a goal of visiting Europe, but your dream is to travel the world. Take time to focus on your dream and goals, they will become concrete and more short term.
8. Remind yourself
Your mind can be powerful. Remind yourself daily to stay motivated and keep moving forward toward your goals. It may sound cheesy, but keep saying to yourself, “you can do anything you set your mind to.”
What do you do or say to stay motivated?