Let’s be honest. There are days that run into the next. We might just not feel motivated, and that’s okay. But maybe there’s a part of you that wants to feel inspired. No, it doesn’t mean being happy every moment of the day because that’s not realistic. Maybe you’ll just have a few more of those moments of excitement.
Sometimes we just have to trust what we’re doing.
We might plan, but usually our lives veer off from those laid-out plans. When we trust ourselves, we alleviate the pressure we exert on ourselves to be where we’re “supposed” to be. Just continue moving forward and taking action like you already are. You’re already where you’re meant to be.
Do something that you haven’t done for awhile.
Listen to a band that you enjoyed as a kid. Or swing on the swings at a playground. The key is to return to that playful state, especially when we’ve been consumed by our adult mindset.
Find a mentor.
Maybe this means someone at work that inspires you. Or maybe this means reaching out to some alumni and asking them about their career paths. This is why coaches are so beneficial in sports. We often need an outside perspective and someone who has expertise in the area that we’re exploring.
Create a folder.
This could be a physical folder of magazine clippings or one on your phone with Pinterest pins or websites. Sometimes we need visual reminders to motivate us. Perhaps it’s a screenshot of a book that you’re reading.
It doesn’t have to be the “finished” product.
Remind yourself that whatever you’re working on, it doesn’t have to look “polished”. Even if you end up deleting it, you’ve got something to work with. I remember that in college, I’d wait until the last minute because I’d stare at the computer and try to perfect every sentence. I soon learned that even having a crappy sentence would mean that I’d use that idea as a jumping-off point. I’d end up keeping one sentence for every three, but the key was that I continued writing. So whether you’re writing a book or working on your next goal at the gym, we can’t expect ourselves to do everything all at once.