How To Keep That ‘Spring’ In Your Step
It’s SPRING! Time to awaken, rise & shine! Now that the weather is getting nicer, it’s time to get out of the winter-blues and get re-energized! Check out these great ways to motivate yourself this Spring — it’s time to get that ‘spring’ in your step!
1. Take Walks To Refresh Your Mind
Whether you are in school, at work, or at home– it is always nice to take a break from the hecticness of life and get some fresh air. Step outside for 5-10 minutes, put all phones/computers away, and enjoy the scenery around you. This helps clear the mind and refresh your focus.
2. Set Goals You Want To Accomplish
If you are a goal-oriented person, take some time to write down what you need to get done and pick a date that you want to accomplish it by. This gives you a goal to actually look at and a timeline to follow rather than to just think about. If it helps, write down milestones indicating what part of this goal you want to have complete by a certain date. This is definitely helpful in keeping yourself on track to reaching where you want to be!
3. Make A To-Do List
While looking at the big goal can be motivating, it can also be overwhelming. Take it day by day. Each day before you go home, write down what you want to complete the next day. You will then have a plan in place and it will make focusing a lot easier because you will not be as scatterbrained. Although, it is important to remember that sometimes you will get thrown curve balls and other tasks may arise distracting you from your to-do list. If this happens, don’t sweat it! Take a deep breath and tackle them!
4. Find People To Support You
It is important to surround yourself with people who know your goals and milestones. Let the people you feel comfortable with know what you want to accomplish. Tell them if they see you falling off track, their support and guidance is appreciated! Remember, the people around you should be lifting you up rather than knocking you down.
5. Kick The Negative Thinking
Kicking the negative thoughts is definitely easier said than done. Filling your head with “ I can’t do it” or “It’s too hard” will just decrease your motivation more and more day by day. Change your “can’t” into “can” and if it a task is challenging– ask for help! Even if it is the simplest task, someone around you should be willing to help you figure it out!
6. Take Away Distractions
Distractions can make completing your tasks almost seem impossible. Smartphones and social media, especially, are a big culprit in keeping people away from their work. If you find this is the case for you, take away the distractions. Flip your phone over so you do not see it light up each time you get a notification, delete your social media apps until you get home, put your phone away completely, etc. Out of sight, out of mind is definitely the motto to follow when it comes to distractions.
7. Take Care Of You!
The most important step of all is taking care of yourself! Eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep, drinking the required amount of water, etc. can do wonders for you. When you feel good and take care of you, it can help you stay focused and motivated.
These are just some of the helpful suggestions that you can follow to keep that motivation going year round! Keep that ‘spring’ in your step and accomplish those goals!