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Small things you can do to feel motivated

by Akesha Reid

Sometimes it can be hard to muster any form of real motivation and often this lack of drive can hit at the worst times. Whether you have a big project coming up, plans to make or socialising to do, there are times when you need a little push to prompt you to greatness. Here are 6 things you can do the motivate yourself that require minimum effort. 

WRITE IT DOWN, GIRL
 
It’s the first thing that most self-help books will tell you to do… write it down. Everything feels so much bigger in our heads so writing it down can help to bring clarity to any goals you want to set or chores you have been avoiding. 

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EMBRACE THE BULLET JOURNAL?
 
Having one place where you put everything you need to work on is a small thing, but will mean that you’re less likely to forget things that you need to get done. Using the bullet journal method or your own to-do list format creates a sense of achievement when you cross through a task when it’s complete. 


BECOME A CLEAN QUEEN 
 
Mess brings stress. Period. If you are finding it hard to summon up motivation you need to check the environment that you are trying to work, focus or create in. Could it be more organised? Does everything have a place? It could even be as simple as cleaning and re-organising your make-up collection so you’re more motivated to get ready in the morning…
 

TAKE YOUR FULL LUNCHBREAK 
 
You can’t achieve greatness if you’re running your tank on empty. You might think you just need to get through the challenge or task but giving yourself a mental break away will help you re-focus even better. Get away from your desk or wherever your task is and take your full lunchbreak (if you can get outside, even better). You won’t believe how motivated you’ll feel when you give yourself a chance to recalibrate. 

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PREP YOUR OUTFIT THE NIGHT BEFORE 
 
How you look can have a huge effect on your mood and if you aren’t dressed right you sometimes just won’t feel right. Taking an extra ten minutes before bed to lay out what you plan to wear the next day will take the pressure off of your morning routine and will guarantee to get your day started in the best way.
 
TALK TO FRIENDS


The old adage is ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ and we couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s a problem you need solving, an idea you need to float or a plan you need to start, telling a trusted friend not only helps alleviate the stress of keeping things in, it also makes you accountable for your actions. Is there a better way to help you kick your plans into gear?