Most of us start the new year off with a bang using our passion and drive to create goals for the year. However, it’s not always easy to keep up the momentum. Yes, we must admit we all have those days when we can’t get motivated and don’t want to do a thing. Unfortunately for me, those are usually the days when I have lots to get done!
Do you ever find yourself having lazy days, too? If so, there are some things you can do to help you get back on the productive track. Let’s look at 5 simple ways you can motivate yourself on lazy days in order to reach your goals this year.
Listen to Some Music
If you need help getting going, turn on your favorite music. Sometimes you just need to get a pep in your step to get your work or errands done. It even helps to build a playlist for days like this. Load it down with your favorite upbeat songs and play it on the days where you just want to lay back down and skip the day.
Go for a Walk
Exercise can be a great way to get you motivated to get through the day. If you find yourself struggling, get up and go for a walk. A walk can be a great way to get your blood flowing and get your brain working. If you’re feeling sluggish, moving in any shape or form can be a great way to kick that lazy feeling to the curb.
Do Something Fun
Sometimes we just need a bit of time for ourselves. This is especially true if you’re overworked. Instead of jumping right into work, take an hour or two for yourself. It can be just what you need to reboot and be more productive. Just this week a quick trip to my favorite craft store was all I needed to kick my butt into gear.
Start with Something Easy
Work and/or running errands can sometimes feel overwhelming. Instead of crashing on the couch for the day, start with the easiest thing on your list. Once you see how easy that was to complete, you’ll move on to something else and soon you’ll have conquered all your tasks. There’s nothing as motivating as seeing those check marks as you knock off things on your to-do list!
Remind Yourself Why You’re Doing What You Do
Last, but not least, it helps to have a board hanging in your office that has visual goals. For example, it might be a picture of a beach where you hope to retire one day. It might also be a picture of your kids as a reminder of the education you’re saving up for. This board can helps motivate you by reminding you of what you’re working so hard to achieve.