Today is one of those gloomy days where its cold and gray outside. The only thing missing is a good rainstorm and it would be a perfect day to take a nap. While it would be amazing to just do nothing, there are things I actually need to get done. Does that sound like you, too?
If you are in need of some extra motivation, keep reading these helpful tips.
Make a to do list the night before
I find that I feel motivated to get up early in the morning when I have a clear idea of what needs to get done and when. You can either make a list on your phone or write it down. I’m more of a planner person and I love writing my to do lists in my planner so that I can cross them off when I’m done.
Use peer pressure to your advantage and make a goal public
Tell a friend or significant other your plans for the day. You’re more likely to follow through on what you set out to do if you told your friend or partner the things you had to get done that day. I find this especially helpful when it comes to going to workout. Let’s face it. I need all the motivation I can get in that department! I feel a lot more guilt if I skip the gym if I already told my boyfriend that I was going to go.
Promise yourself a reward
At the end of the day if you get a certain percentage of your to do list completed, reward yourself. I know this is technically bribery but if it helps you complete all the tasks on your to do list, then it’s worth it right? Besides, motivation is motivation.