There are moments in life when we just can’t get moving, when it seems impossible to focus and get motivated to do whatever our task list for the day might involve.
Not that I can relate to this at ALL.
Nope, not me. Not. At. All.
(insert rolling eyes here)
What can you do to get motivated and moving? Here are 4 quick tips I personally use often!
Preferably your favorite tunes, and I just happen to play it really loud. Sound level doesn’t really matter, of course, but for me, the louder and the more rockin’ beat the better. It gets my body and mind MOVING! I love Spotify and use it often for my fave tunes and to find new playlists. Here is one I created just for myself that you might enjoy (my taste is very eclectic).
Clean Your Space.
Your space and your things hold energy. If it’s cluttered or items haven’t been moved around lately, your piles of mail or paperwork are sitting around, or if there are counters to clean, windows to wash, etc, this all holds a stagnant energy. It could actually be preventing your own personal energy from any sort of movement. Get your piles cleaned up, wash your windows, or WHATever needs to be done, even if it’s a small task, and not only does it get energy moving, it is a quick distraction so you can then really focus on what needs to be accomplished. Two birds with one stone!
Go on a Walk
Moving your physical body is also going to energize your brain and spirit. At times when I may be feeling low, tired, or just plain lazy (yes, really), as much as my brain says I don’t want to, I can go on a quick walk outside (or, admittedly, at Target), and then I am ready to focus and motivated to work on my task list.
Talk to a Friend
I have a friend that tends to talk a lot. And I just listen. When we became friends, we could spend 2 hours on the phone (or more), and after a few months, I realized that every time I talked to her, I got a LOT of stuff done. I could totally multi-task and be doing other things while we talk. And this has not changed in our years of friendship. Granted, not every conversation I do this, but often. (She’s fully aware of this as well, we joke about it, so I’m not sharing anything new to her!) If you have a friend like this, take advantage! Even if it’s a 20 minute conversation, if you can learn to be present with the friend and still get other tasks done, use it. Most of the time by the time we hang up, I am ready to move on to other tasks that might need to get done. Amen.
What tricks do YOU have for getting yourself motivated? Share below!