5 Tools To Help You Stay Motivated On Your Journey
Staying motivated when the inspiration starts to run low is like an extreme sport. Not only is it difficult to do the things you want to do in your pursuit towards prosperity, but it’s just as much of a challenge to get yourself mentally in the game again.
After my mastermind buddies and I cocreated a running list in a Google document of mental health tools and resources to turn to when we’re feeling down, I wanted to share some tools to keep handy when you’re feeling low-vibe.
It’s not an easy thing to stay motivated in life. As much proof exists in the world around us is abundant and amazing, there’s just as much to chip away at our faith.
When that doubt starts to creep in and sets up camp in your mind to push you off your path, use these tools to protect your mindset and lift yourself back up again.
Vision boards are the ultimate way to physically see what exactly you’re doing this all for. This doesn’t have to be a major arts and crafts project. It could just be some motivational quotes that light you up along with some images that symbolize your version of prosperity and abundance.
You can hang your vision board on a wall you see often or you can take a picture of it and keep it in your phone. You can also use a Pinterest board to collect images and quotes and pop into the app when you need a pick-me-up.
Affirmation cards are a great way to stay motivated. I highly recommend making your own affirmation cards with index cards rather than buying anything that’s mass produced. Affirmations only work when you actually believe them.
Think of positive beliefs that you know you can believe in even when times are hard. “Everything happens FOR me, not TO me” is one of the affirmations that I can tap into no matter how low I feel because I truly believe that even my lowest times have led to something better.
It’s difficult to make these when you’re already in a low-energy mood but when you’re having a clear moment of positivity and optimism, jot those beliefs down on index cards and keep them handy for when you need ‘em most.
Carry some with you or leave them next to your bed to read in the mornings or evenings (or both!). You can also add them to your vision board!
Never underestimate the power of motivational stories! Out of all the tools listed in this post, inspirational stories are my favourite way to stay motivated in life.
Every time I found myself struggling with doubt, I read memoires or blog posts from other people who triumphed from something challenging. I see what they did and what they learned from the experience.
The next time you’re struggling to find motivation, try looking at inspirational stories of people who are where you want to be. It can really help, especially when we catch ourselves losing faith or motivation.
Sometimes visualization can get confused with meditation. Visualization is all about conceptualizing exactly what you desire so that you can tap into that feeling and use that triumphant energy to motivate you.
Rather than just focusing on the future, start to identify exactly what that looks like. What are you doing? How are you feeling? What do you have? What have you released? Compared to the current moment, what’s the same and what is different?
Visualization is my favorite tool to reset my motivation levels when I start to waver.
PHONE ALARM REMINDERS
I keep a phone alarm every day with 3 words to describe the person I want to be every day. Every time it goes off and I see those words, I stop and consider whether or not my actions have reflected the embodiment of that ideal person.
Try choosing 3 words to describe your best self and put an alarm on your phone to help you stay aligned with who you want to be and where you want to go in life.
Another great way to use a phone alarm is to use a motivational question or quote to consider and check in with yourself.
We’re human beings, not human doings. Don’t worry so much on doing - especially when you’re feeling low-energy - and try to feel into the being of that person.
Using your alarm to automatically trigger you to stop and assess can jumpstart your motivation.
Motivation is what causes us to act. And when we act, we create movement, growth, and change. We feel significant and powerful and we can create more of what we love in our lives. All of this gives our lives purpose and prosperity so take time and space to invest in your motivation today.