Five Ways to Motivate Yourself!

There is so much going on in the world today. Statuses are constantly getting uploaded, new music is dropping, and books galore are being published! There’s such an accelerated amount of work being done in the world that it can put pressure on the normal person. With everything going on, you need to know how to motivate yourself!

#1 Write down your goals

Depending on your individual goal, you should be able to write it down or a version of it. One of my earlier goals with writing was to start a blog! I started a fashion blog in high school, but my writing didn’t take off until KaitlinPowellBooks. I was blogging about writing, my novel, and my original characters. With this blog, I got to write about more topics, such as lifestyle, self love, and happiness.

I wrote down what I wanted to do and worked towards it. With your goal, if you can, write it down and put it somewhere you can see it every day. You could put it on your fridge, or on your front door. Make sure that it’s in a visible place so you can always have your goal on your mind.

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#2 Track your progress

A good way to stay motivated is to know what your progress is with your goal. One of my goals last year was to lose weight, so I tracked it every day to see if I was going in the right direction. When it’s a writing goal, it can be based on word count or perhaps on the amount of chapters you finish. Either way, there is always a way to track your goal progress. It’s a simple way to make sure you’re going in the right direction.

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#3 Mini goals

If your goal is big, then a good way to pace yourself in a realistic way is to set mini-goals for yourself. This also works well with tracking your goals. When you reach a mini-goal, you can celebrate yourself or see how close you are to achieving your goal! When I was setting writing goals, I would pace my goals so that they were attainable and not impossible. It was easy to be productive and reach my mini-goals when they didn’t seem daunting and intimidating.

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#4 Schedule your goals

Another way to motivate yourself is to create a schedule for your goals. With mini-goals, you can place them days or weeks apart (whichever works best for you). With my academics, I make sure to balance the amount of work I want to complete and the amount of work I want to do every day. I can’t do six hours straight of work every single day, so I space everything out until the due date!

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#5 Reward yourself!

The best part about achieving a goal (besides actually accomplishing something you set your mind to) is being able to reward yourself! Take yourself out for a shopping spree, an ice cream sundae, or something you’ve had your eye on for a while. The reward at the end of my goal is always one of the top motivators for me. There’s nothing like being able to clap yourself on the back with a little celebration.

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Special shoutout to Vanessa for helping me brainstorm this post! I hope that you found something to help motivate you. I had a lot of fun writing this one. Comment down below if you use or want to use any of these technique! Thank you so much for reading.

Love,

Kaitlin

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