3 Ways To Keep Yourself Motivated

Staying dedicated to completing a task is something that can be a little difficult to do. Whether it be nailing the end of an essay that’s consumed your entire night, dragging yourself to school on that morning when you’re just too tired to get out of the comfort of your bed, or just something as simple as sticking to an Instagram theme; finding motivation to do various tasks can be a hassle.

Even when we’re passionate about something finding the dedication to stick at it can be a hard thing to do. Take blogging for example; I had always wanted to write my own blog, since stumbling across someones lifestyle blog in early 2014 (I’m not quite sure who’s now though), I had completely just put off actually making one. Eventually I ended up making one and stuck at it for a short period of time, but life began getting in the way and the motivation to actually keep up with the blog faded. I created a and deleted several blogs over the period of a year, the same pattern repeating as I regained and lost enthusiasm.

Fast-forward to today I have now been blogging for around ten months and have found a new passion and endless amount of enthusiasm to build my blog into what I always really wanted it to be. Not only this but my motivation and dedication is now reflected through various parts of my life, so I thought I’d share some small tips with you all, to help you evaluate what you want and stay motivated to work towards it.

Plan Your Ultimate Goal

It’s almost impossible to stay motivated at something if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to get out of it. Whether it be in the long run or just temporarily when starting a new task it’s important to think about the outcomes and how they will benefit you. Why start a task if it’s going to make you unhappy to stick at? Why stick at job if it’s not what you want to be doing forever?, I understand that that last statement is not always an ideal situation, and sometimes it’s not a case of holding out for the perfect opportunity and more a case of doing it because you have to, but that brings me to my next tip…

Work Out Steps
To achieve your main goal, set your self smaller, realistic goals you can work towards in order to reach your main goal… I understand that could be a little hard to follow but what I mean by it is. Achieving the smaller goals will help you to feel like you’re accomplishing something and can push you to work harder or to stick at it to achieve your main goal.
Reward & Treat Yourself
Rewarding yourself for all your hard work is always a good thing to do, there’s nothing better than getting yourself something you really want as a reward for putting in the effort and hard work! 
Think Positively
When heading into something with a negative outlook you’re instantly setting your self up for disaster. That ‘why bother it’s awful anyway’ attitude is exactly what’s going to hold you back from enjoying what you’re doing, making the most of it and gaining the experience you might always need later on in life.

How do you keep yourself motivated?
What would you treat yourself to as a reward?

Photography: Jake Mellor