Hey there, my friend! I know how difficult it can be to go after the things we want in life, or even just to get up and do the same, mundane daily tasks. When we don’t see instant results, when we make mistakes, or when we get bored of the same day-to-day, it’s easy to lose the fire that fuels us to keep pushing and moving forward. This is why I decided to write this post on how to get inspired and feel motivated!
About a month ago, I was feeling very uninspired and unmotivated. Basically, I didn’t have it in me to come up with an excuse or reason to do a lot of things that I genuinely love to do. I felt like I was really slacking with my goals and just sitting around wasting my time and my potential to move forward and get things done. With that, it almost felt like the longer I stayed in that mindset, the harder it was to get out of it.
Therefore, if you are going through something similar and simply feel uninspired and unmotivated, then these tips are here for YOU! To help you feel more inspired, excited, and joyful about your day-to-day life again!
I hope these tips help!
1. Connect with your purpose
Take a moment to reestablish your “why.” Meaning your purpose or your reason for the life that you want to live, the things that you want to do, and what you are striving to accomplish. When we feel unmotivated or uninspired by taking on the action or goals that we set out for ourselves, it’s usually because we lost the sense of touch with why we started in the first place. This of which originally made us want to do these things or live this kind of lifestyle, to begin with.
With that, a way to reestablish your purpose is to start by asking yourself, “what do I want from my life?”
What kind of life do you want to live? What kind of goals do you want to accomplish, and what do you want to strive towards for the future? As you’re asking yourself this, be sure to get very clear about what your goal or goals are! Establish what it is that you want out of your life and then ask yourself – “why do I want it.” Because we can say all of the things that we want but there always has to be a reason why if you think about it. For example, say you wanted to become a successful blogger. Why? Is it because of the flexibility of working wherever and whenever? The fact that you can be creative and write about what excites you? Is it because you get to freely express yourself?
Find your “why!”
Then, write it down! If you’ve never done this before, be sure to write it down on a piece of paper and write is as many times as you need to. In fact, try shortening your “why” to one, simple word. Such as, happiness, joy, success, to spread kindness, flexibility, etc. whatever you can think of, but try to make it as short as possible. This is because, even if you don’t have that paper with you at all times, you can reattach to your purpose right away but just saying that one word or short phrase in your head.
For me, my word is “teach.”
I love to teach things to people on a wide variety of topics. I love to share valuable information and help people reach their personal goals. Therefore, when I am feeling unmotivated or uninspired before taking on a task, I think to myself: Teach. Inspire. Create. Share. Those 4 words are kind of what reconnects me to my purpose and why I continue to do what I do. Having those words can really help to get you back up and keep you moving forward towards your life purpose and overall goal. What is your little motivational mantra or go-to word?
2. Change up your habits and routines
To me, when it comes to feeling uninspired or unmotivated, we may be feeling like our life is just a little stale or boring. We wake up at the same time every day, we go to the same job, we see the same view, we drink the same type of coffee each morning, we eat the same breakfast, etc. All with the same routine day-by-day. Then, we go to bed feeling so monotonous and stale. Everything feels like it’s going through the same motion. As if you’re on the same carnival ride day-to-day. Which in result, leaves us wishing that there were more excitement and something fresh to add to our routine.
Therefore, when you change up your habits and your routines it spices up your life again!
For example, waking up at a different time in the morning, eating something new, or packing something different for lunch. Meeting up with an old friend that you haven’t seen in a while or coming up with a new workout routine. Even taking as little as 20-minutes a day to read a book instead of watching reruns of your favorite show! Tiny little things like that and making an effort to change the routine of your life day-by-day is really going to reinspire you and make you feel more motivated.
Shake things up every once and a while to ensure that you’re not always doing the same thing every single day. Believe it or not, there are an infinite amount of combinations of the way that you decide to do things each day. You can wake up and go for a run or you can wake up and read first thing in the morning. There are so many different ways you can spend your morning, your afternoon and your evening every single day! Even if your work stays the same, there are so many different ways to change up other things and routines.
So with that, be sure to take action and change up your routines and daily habits. Even if they’re just tiny changes in the beginning! Small changes can make mighty, inspirational impacts.
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3. Change up your environment
Change up your current space! For example, change up your bedroom, your office, your living room, your apartment, your classroom, etc. Whatever it is, and especially whatever your most-used space is. A lot of the times we tend to overlook the fact that our environment really dictates our energy and our mindset. If you are in a very disorganized, unclean, and messy setting that doesn’t really play off your personality and your desired atmosphere, then chances are you’re going to feel super unmotivated!
This has always been a big one for me! Ever since I was young, I would always move around my bedroom furniture and change up my bedroom vibe or decor. Simply by adding new wall decorations, signs, throw blankets/pillows, etc. I still do this to this day. I am constantly switching out coffee mugs, holiday decor, switching up furniture, organizing my space, adding new things in, etc. Something like these examples is just a simple way to treat yourself! However, that tiny change in your environment might just be what you need to allow yourself to feel cozier, more productive, happier, and more inspired by life again! One way to do this is by changing up your setting season by season. By decorating and changing up your space for a specific time of year.
4. Write down your future life
Not necessarily what you want your future life to be, but what your future like is going to be. And be as detailed as possible! Of course, this doesn’t have to be set in stone. However, right now, if you were told that you could paint your future and make it the exact life that you want, write it down exactly how you would create it. Remember, get as detailed as possible. Therefore, think about the clothes that you’ll wear and the job you’ll be working each day. Whether you want a bigger or smaller family, the pets that you’ll have, the places you’ll be traveling to, the business that you’ll be owning. Whatever you want to see in your future – write it all down!
Don’t say “this is what I want,” instead say, “this is what’s going to happen.”
The more detail you put into this, the better it’s going to work for you! This is because you want to write something that’s going to excite you, fuel you, and build you up! Writing it down on a physical piece of paper is incredible because once you have that, you’re putting that plan and that action into the universe. Not to mention, you’re putting it into your mind and seeing it all laid out for you. Just like writing down your purpose (your “why”) you’re telling yourself that you’re going to go out and make this happen.
Therefore, anytime you’re feeling stale, uninspired, and/or unmotivated you can open it up and read it again and again. And if it doesn’t resonate with you anymore, write a completely new one. Keep writing them, tweaking them, adding to them, and reading them. Doing this will always reestablish in your brain what you’re working towards. Not what you want to be working towards but what you are working towards. I promise you, if you’re bold enough to believe that you can have all of the things that you want, then you’re going to have them. There’s someone out there living the life that you want, doing the things that you want to do, and there’s nothing stopping you from also being one of those people!
The only thing that tends to get in the way is ourselves.
We start to self-sabotage, we begin to feel unmotivated or uninspired, and we stop giving ourselves the tools that we need to go after the things we want. Or, we tend to think that we’re never going to get those things anyway so we completely deplete our motivation before even giving ourselves the chance.
Don’t set your standard to a lower potential then you deserve! No matter what! Odds are, the feeling of being down on yourself is what’s keeping you from getting inspired and motivated again. The life you want is only going to happen if you truly believe in yourself and if you put yourself out there! Remember, you got this!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post on how to get inspired and feel motivated again! These 4 tips have really worked well for me these past few months and I truly hope they work for you as well. If you have any tips that you would like to add please do so in the comments! Especially since it’s the middle of January. We could all use some extra tips and tricks!
What is something or someone that inspires or motivates you?
Let me know in the comments below! Until next time!