No matter how many hours you spend planning your way to your goals, there are always good days and bad days. We all lose our motivation and forget the big picture. It happens to me very often. I have developed some kind of ritual, some though management tips to get over my bad days and move on. I have never wrote them down, and I think this post can help me a lot, too.
Think back. Think about all the goals you wanted to achieve and you didn’t. write them, maybe. Think about every single one of them and the difference it would make if you achieved them. You would probably be in a whole other place. It’s amazing that how our every little decision changes our path.
Aren’t you a little angry? Don’t you a little bit hate yourself that you lost all those opportunities? That’s ok. Be mad. It’s actually good. Get mad at yourself. Because you didn’t lose weight because you felt like you had a bad day and deserved a cake; yeah, you fooled yourself like that and once you started, you couldn’t stop eating. Maybe after that you let go of your goal; didn’t go to the gym at all. Or maybe, you would be the top student in your class if it wasn’t for the “I don’t feel like studying” or “I’m not motivated”.
All these happened because you were not able to control yourself.
Get mad at yourself. Don’t you want to achieve what you want? Don’t you get tired of being okay? Don’t you wanna have a perfect life? When you see successful people and how happy and satisfied they are, don’t you wanna be one of them and feel the same way?
Put an end to being okay, to being an ordinary person who lives by the accidents. Be someone you WANT to be. create opportunities and achieve what you want. Let’s see how that would feel.
Whenever you feel like you’re gonna let go and you lose your motivation, just think about all these and maybe be mad at yourself. Believe me, it will keep you motivated for a long time! 😉
These days I am in some kind o weird holiday 😀 I don’t have any classes but I’m having a part-time job of teaching, I also try to improve my blog and I’m trying to get in touch with my professors to work with them and gain experience; and somewhere in this mess, I’m supposed to enjoy my last days of holiday until the classes begin. How? well, I call it the “me time”. This is a very important part of my day. It helps me relax today and have a nice sleep at night, it also boosts your energy for the next day. You cannot believe how different you will be the next morning. You will feel optimistic, happy, energetic and full of hope.
If you have stressful days and you have to get a lot done everyday, just follow this ritual every night.
When I come to my dorm room from a long day, I kick my shoes off, maybe take a long and relaxing bath with some candles and relaxing music
even a simple shower will do. Once I feel clean and fresh, I put on my most comfortable clothes, I try to wear something warm and comfortable; do not wear tights or T-shirts; go for something more comfortable like over sized shorts and sweaters and a pair of cozy socks. I prefer to put my hair down because when my hair is up, I feel like my head is under pressure. My favorite part is making some herbal tea…
it helps me calm down and relax. I love coffee, but it’s usually no help for relaxing. There are so many different tea flavors; I’m sure you can find a flavor that you like. My personal favorite is lemon flavored green tea. Oh my god! it’s just all-in-one for me. It is soft, fresh, tastes and smells good and so relaxing.
Here’s a tip,
just let go of anything that happened that day. Don’t think about anything except this moment and that how grateful you are for it. just do whatever that makes you relax. listen to music, watch your favorite show again and again. whatever makes you happy. If you have a relaxing place outside, grab a book and go out. just like I did…