Lately I have been working to get to more motivated and disciplined. It has been difficult working towards my goals when a voice in my head is coming up with excuses to not do something all the time. However, I know that I have been in a place where all I had , was motivation and discipline, so I know it is in me. Here are my 4 steps to get back to being motivated and disciplined!
The first thing I have done is accepting that I am not able to change everything in a week. Some things just can’t change overnight and definitely not a hundred things at the same time.
I have realised that since I started my self-development journey, I started to ask a lot of myself and I have developed the bad habit of getting extremely disappointed in myself when something didn’t work out the way I had planned. So for me it has been important to start accepting that I am not able to change my life overnight. I still find it hard sometimes to accept it, but practise makes perfect. Getting disappointed in myself only makes my vibration go down, which only attracts negativity.
2. Start Small
I have started to put some small actions to complete every day even if I don’t feel like it. This has helped me to get more motivated and disciplined throughout the day. The feeling of accomplishing something is the best way to get motivated in general.
I have created a little morning routine which is the one thing I have to complete everyday.
- 10 minute meditation
- 10 minute exercise
I have been doing this for a few weeks now and I can tell you that I feel a difference every single day. The first day it was really hard to not give into the excuse that pops up in my head. Of course, it is way easier to not do it and lay on the couch checking Instagram, but I know that will not make me a better person at all and it won’t make me happy long term.
3. Make It A Habit
After doing this for a few days it has become so much easier to stick to the goal. I realised that the excuses fade away after you make an activity a daily practise. It is not something you have to think about anymore, it is just something that you do everyday. My morning routine will now become a habit. That is exactly what I want to do to accomplish my goals, create new healthy habits, that become part of who I am as a person.
I can still remember the first time I implemented drinking 0,5 liter of water with lemon juice in the morning. In the beginning I constantly forgot and I had to keep reminding myself to do it. However, now when I go downstairs to the kitchen the first thing I do is get a cup and drink the water, I don’t even think about it anymore.
4. Create new small changes
So when something has become a habit, start creating a new one! Keep adding in new ones when you accomplished something, but don’t forget keep it small and easy. When you have increased your motivation you might want to increase the difficulty of the task. However, don’t make a goal too big, the chance that you can’t keep up with it and that you want to quit only gets bigger.
I am really curious to know. What will your first small goal be?