How To Stay Motivated

How To Stay Motivated: 12 Ways To Create Motivation In Your Life

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How To Stay Motivated Everyday

Can I get an M? 

Can I get an O?

OK! That is going to take way too long. Have you guessed what word we are getting at? 

Motivation. We are going to talk all about how to stay motivated.

Here’s the thing with motivation.

I think we can too often feel like we have to wait for it to hit us. We expect motivation to come knocking at our door.

But motivation is created. 

You can’t wait until you feel like doing something.

There will be some days where you will wake up and you will just feel super motivated to get things done. Great. Make the most of those days.

Chances are that it is not going to be an everyday occurrence. There will be many days that you wake up and motivation is not front and center in your brain. 

So, what do you do? Kick your feet up and wait for a feeling to come and tap you on the shoulder?

You might be waiting for quite a while.

We all have to take the reigns and create that motivation for ourselves daily. 

Really read and think about all these tips and how they can help you. Don’t knock anything until you try it. 

These are real ways I put in the effort to get and stay motivated in my life. 

Here Are 12 Valuable Tips on How To Stay Motivated

1) Start Your Day on a Positive Note

OK, so waking up is not everyone’s favorite thing. Leaving my warm bed can be a bummer some days.

Think of things that make you feel good. Maybe this is listening to music, meditation, reading, watching a motivational speaker or just drinking coffee in peace and quiet. 

Add that feel-good thing to the beginning of your day. Give your day the best chance possible to be great.

This is such a small and simple thing but it is the perfect way to set yourself and your day up for success.

2) Give Life To Your Goals

Do you set goals? I hope so! 

Your goals need to live somewhere other than your brain.

Put those babies out there. They deserve to be out in the world. 

One simple way to do this is with a vision board. If you think that sounds silly, just try it! They can have a monumental impact on your level of motivation. 

A vision board is a perfect tool to use to give life to your goals. And make sure to put your board somewhere you will see it all the time. ALL THE DANG TIME! 

This is a great way to hold yourself accountable. 

3) Declutter

When is the last time you did some heavy-duty decluttering?

I am talking about cleaning out your surroundings and cleaning out your mind. 

An abundance of physical stuff along with an overwhelming amount of thoughts can make you feel stuck. And it is hard to feel motivated when you feel weighed down.

Grab some paper and do a brain dump.

There is no right or wrong way to do this. Just start writing and see what comes out. Put pen to paper and clear some space in that lovely little head of yours. 

I guarantee you will feel lighter and refreshed. A fresh mind can also provide a new perspective and a new starting point for the direction you want to take with your life. 

Need some help getting your home organized? Read this!

4) Feed Your Brain

We should always be learning. Always be growing. 

My favorite way to do this is with reading. I am a bookworm to my core. I make time for reading almost every single day of my life. Even if it is only for a few minutes.

Reading a few pages of a book has pulled me out of a funk so many times. It is quick, simple and almost always works for me.

You could also listen to motivational podcasts or watch a TED Talk. 

5) Know Your Why

Is there something you want to do in life? Something you want to achieve?


The reason behind something is going to make all the difference.

Look at your goals. What is the why behind them?

Write it all down. Take your time with this step. It can be a real eye-opener when it comes to things you want or maybe things you just thought you wanted.

Your “why” will provide an enormous amount of clarity.

6) Be Open

You need to be open to every opportunity. And also learn to see an opportunity in everything. 

Have you ever said any of the following?

That won’t work for me.

I don’t really like that.

No, I can’t do that.

I know I have!

Work on having the kind of mindset that does not rush to shut something down before you even give it a chance.

I told myself blogging was not for me for over a year. An entire year thinking about something but my mindset was holding me back.

As you can see, I did decide to start a blog. And it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

7) Limit Negative People

Does this mean you stop talking to your sister because she complains to you? Obviously not. 

But I think it is crucial to look at the people you spend the majority of your time with. How do they make you feel? What are they adding to your life?

One major thing you can also do to help this is to not add to the negativity. I find that in some cases this can change the tone of a conversation to a more positive path.

8) Be Grateful

An attitude of gratitude. I am sure you have heard that saying before.

Gratitude has become such a huge topic of conversation and for good reason. 

We can all find a handful of things to complain about at any given moment. No problem, right?

Could you name 3 things right now that you are grateful for? And I don’t mean the big things like our spouse, kids or any other family member. 

Yes, we are all thankful for our loved ones. But dig deeper. Look for the little things going on throughout the day that you aren’t even noticing.

Randomly throughout the day do a gratitude check. Ask yourself what you are grateful for and name a couple of things. 

Doing this on a regular basis will have a huge positive impact on your life. 

9) Be Nice

Are you nice? Are you kind to other people?

Something as simple as being a nice person can be a great motivator in life. 

Being nice is an instant mood booster for you and for others. And a good mood is breeding grounds for motivation. 

10) Do Something

Words are great. But you have to put some action behind them.

Seeing even a small amount of progress makes you feel good. It feeds your motivation tank.

So you have to make the choice to just do something. 

I want you to think of a small goal right now. Something you could get done by the end of the day.

Now, here comes the hard part. Make the decision that achieving that goal is non-negotiable. You will do it. 

I promise you will feel so good after you do!

11) Do Check-ins

Do a check-in on your life. On your goals. What areas are you thriving in? Where is there room for improvement? What’s working? What’s not working?

Sit down once a week and look at what’s going on. This will help you with consistency and staying on track. 

No room for excuses here. Take 30 minutes a week to do this. You have an extra 30 minutes to invest in yourself. 

Doing check-ins are so crucial to feeling motivated and getting things done in the long term. 

12) Take A Break

It is OK to not go full force one day. I actually encourage it. 

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Beating yourself up is not going to help you in the long run. 

Every day of your life will not feel life-changing. But over time the choices that you make on a daily basis will change your life.

We are all different. Find what works for you. Fill your life with small choices and habits that help you create the very best life you want and deserve. 

You, my friend, deserve the best! We all do!

Have any tips on how to stay motivated? Drop a comment and let’s chat!

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  1. Lynette Avatar

    This list is great and very helpful. Looking forward to applying it for the new year. 😁
    Thank you!

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