Staying Motivated & Inspired: even when you don’t want to!

So for this post, I thought I’d share different things and ways to stay motivated and keep you inspired. These are things I am currently doing, that really help me!
With that being said, I am not always motivated or inspired. There are days when I literally want to do nothing. But despite those days, I still try to push to do at least one thing productive. It’s not easy, but trust me you can do it!

One easy way to stay motivated and feel productive, is by making your bed. I know, it sounds crazy and so minimal. But it works! After reading the book Make Your Bed by William H. Mcraven, I made it my duty to always make my bed after waking up. Doing the simplest task (such as making the bed) can set the tone for the rest of your day. Seriously. This also will inspire you to make this a daily routine and it will inspire you to want to do more throughout your day!

Another great way to stay motivated and inspired, is by listening to podcasts or reading books.  I definitely recommend self-help books. Those really get me going! There’s nothing like listening to or reading something that’s basically telling you to get your shit together. I for one am someone who looks for that tough love and tough motivation. I love that extra push! Below this post, I will link some great resources to get you started on reading or listening to podcasts! I will also include where you can find a previous post on books I’m reading this year! Are you ready to read with me?!

My last (but certainly not least) way to stay motivated and inspired is to make a vision/mood board! This is where you can get creative and really set yourself up for greatness! A vision board is meant to kind of keep you aware of all the goals you have set for yourself and for your life. So anything goes! As long as its positive of course! So you can put pictures, quotes and inspirational words on it. I made mine all of words and phrases. More along the lines of a mood board. And it can be however big you want it to be. You can use a poster board, plain computer paper (what I made mine out of) or even post its to stick all over your home or room! They key is to put it somewhere you’ll be able to see it all the time! That way you will a;ways be reminded of your goals and have something amazing and positive to look at! So go ahead, and get those creative juices flowing and make your visions come to life! I’d love to see your creations!

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Resources for podcasts and reading:

Audible.com (audio books) Good for Apple and Android Products Price: ONE MONTH FREE ( $14.95 monthly after free trial)
Libby (app for apple products such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.) Price: FREE Link your library card to the app and you can borrow books from your library and read on this app! There are also audiobooks as well! I use this one!
OverDrive (app for Android products) Price: FREE Link your library card to the app and you can borrow books from your library and read on the app!
Podcast Addict: (app for Android products) Price: FREE Tons of podcast genres to choose from!
Podcast (app for Apple Products) Price: ALREADY COMES ON THE PHONE Tons of podcast genres to choose from!

DIRECT LINK FOR PREVIOUS POST ON BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

2018 Book Club! Click Me!

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