How to Stay Motivated When Life is Getting You Down

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Everyone has their days where they just don't want to get out of bed, their days where no matter how much stress they are under, they find themselves unable to do anything about it. It's tough to stay motivated when you are stressed, depressed, or you just feel apathetic. Here are some ways you can keep yourself motivated when life has other plans.

Try Therapy to help You Get Motivated

If you're unable to accomplish all your dreams and goals, seeking help is the best way to go about it. Talking to a counselor or a therapist can help. They can teach you many different techniques and methods of improving yourself. Online therapy is a great way to go about this, as it can be less of a hassle. They can help with your ambitions, goals, mental health, marriage advice, and the list goes on and on.

Sure, we can adopt a never give up attitude all we want, but when you’re faced with life’s struggles, that principle can be hard to maintain, but with a counselor, it can make the hurdles easier to overcome.

Start Small

When trying to increase your motivation, you may try to think big. For example, if your ultimate goal is to get a better job, you may end up focusing on that, and then giving up once the search becomes less fruitful. Instead of starting too big, think of something small you can accomplish. One example would be to try to improve at your current job. By taking out the smaller tasks, you can increase your motivation to take on the big boys.

Surround Yourself With People Who Care

It’s a bit cliché, but it’s true. If you surround yourself with people who always tell you you can’t do something, you’re not going to go far. We are not talking about people who are realistic about your goals and just want to help. We are talking about people who are always negative and think you can’t do anything. Try surrounding yourself with those who want you to succeed. It doesn’t even have to be someone in real life. It can be online, too. Plus, you have a family who should support you. By the way, if you want to learn more about the family, read more here or go here for help.

Take Some Time To Critique Yourself

If you can’t accomplish your goals, have some reflection time. What did you do wrong? What can you do to improve yourself the next time? Seriously analyzing yourself can be the best way to go about figuring out what to do next, so try doing that and see what you can do.

Tackling Depression

Sometimes, what’s keeping you down isn’t situational, but it’s a problem in the mind. You feel depressed, and it can be a tough cycle to break. Your self-defeating thoughts, actions, and other problems you may have can bring you down, and it can be tough to get back up. Luckily, there are many ways you can tackle depression. Exercise, healthy diet, and trying to start small are a few examples. You may want to seek professional help if it’s truly bad.

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

If you do fail at your task, you should take time to reflect and figure out what you did wrong. We have established that already. However, if you're too harsh and critical, you can find yourself losing all sorts of ambition, and that's never a good thing. Find a balance between critical and fair, and you can see yourself improving immensely.

Remember it's hard to stay motivated, but with the right tips and techniques, it can be possible.

 

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Rainer
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Great tips Kate. I agree starting small is a great place to start.

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We all have to take that small step towards the change we need or sought of. Great tips.

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