Tips to Stay Motivated
Tips to Stay Motivated
Do you need tips to stay motivated? Although the days are slowly becoming longer, winter continues to bring rain, cold weather and at times very gray days. In addition to that with the lack of sun, brings a natural lack of motivation. Sometimes it can be our body’s natural way of telling us to slow down and take time for ourselves, but other times we need to give ourselves a kick-start and here’s how.
Review your personal goals
One tip to stay motivated is to review any personal goals you have and outline a way to achieve them. Make your milestones small and attainable that way you can celebrate the small victories along the way. Also, try not to put a non-negotiable end date to it; give yourself grace and forgiveness if something didn’t go exactly as plan. All you need to do is readjust and continue to move forward.
Take a day off work
Pick one day in the next month and take it off work. Use this day to finish any nagging projects that take up mental space or enjoy a book alone. Taking this time to recharge and do something just for you will help keep your energy level up.
Quality time with a friend
Has it been awhile since you’ve seen a close friend? Make a lunch or coffee date and catchup. When you spend time with people you enjoy being around, it’s uplifting and rejuvenating; for both of you.
Avoid negative people
There will always be those “energy-vampires” that with their constant complaining and drama can suck the life right out of you. If you want to stay motivated, it’s best to spend little to no time around people that just simply don’t make you feel good. You need to put your own needs and mental health before anyone else or you won’t have the energy to take care of anybody.
What if that’s not enough and you need more tips to stay motivated?
Contact a doctor for a referral or find a therapist. They can work to design a custom plan for wellness. Secure treatment is over the phone or computer with telehealth, providing coping skills for grief, loss, depression and anxiety. They will work with you one-on-one to get you feeling better.
Lifeline Connections is committed to long-term mental wellness for our patients. We offer an integrated, holistic approach that includes therapy and case management. Our doctors specialize in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, working to solve.