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You’ve got all the goals and dreams but can’t just find the motivation to start?
You feel overwhelmed and stressed coming home after a long day at work or after school?
In this blog post, I share all the tips on how you can go beyond the fear of starting to take action on your goals, how you can make the time and how you can make creating your dream life your new habit.
Schedule in some time every day that is solely dedicated to a task that is related to the life you try to create.
Ask yourself what habits you need to establish to embody the version of you who is already in alignment with your dream life.
Is it about a strong and healthy body? Then schedule in time for a workout and cooking nutrient-rich meals.
Or do you desire to be a well-organized person? Use 15 minutes of your evening to write your to-do list for the next day.
Would you like to spend more time with your Soul? Just try to sit down for five minutes and meditate, or pick a writing prompt and start with ten minutes of journaling.
Whatever it is, write it down somewhere where you can see it every day.
Before it’s not a habit write it down every day. Make it visible, unavoidable.
It’s also important to set a precise time. Otherwise, we tend to push them further and further down the day and end up not doing them at all.
Start small with scheduling in only a few minutes and after mastering that, you can slowly increase the time you spend on creating your desired outcome.
Having a set time every single day where you go after your dream life helps to stay consistent even when the motivation, you once felt isn’t accessible at the moment.
Where did the time go?
Take it slow. Start to observe where you are wasting time -> scrolling aimlessly through social media or watching one too many episodes on Netflix?
Where goes your time? Acknowledgment is the first step.
Start with observing your habits objectively.
What do you do on a daily basis that is incredibly time consuming but doesn’t really give you much in return?
I know sometimes there is nothing better than watching our favorite show, just make sure that you are consciously deciding to hit the next episode button and be fine with it.
Guilt only makes things worse. I know you can watch yourself enough to not indulge too much.
Just keep reminding yourself what you try to create and you will quickly find back on track.
Know your why
If you haven’t already, I encourage you right now to write down how you would live your dream life in detail.
What do you do? Where are you? What are you wearing? What are you experiencing?
Use the draft of your dream life as motivation for days you don’t feel like doing anything at all.
Always have your dream life in mind so that it becomes a subconscious drive for everything you do.
Try to bring purpose into your actions and choose wisely where you put your energy and time into.
Ever tried to be productive in a messy home or while having your smartphone right beside you on your desk?
There are small distractions everywhere especially at home that have the potential to keep us from taking action on what we know would actually get us further on our journey.
An easy way to fix the phone problem is to turn off notifications or leave it in another room.
When there is a messy kitchen or living room that bothers you so much you can’t concentrate, use 20 minutes in advance to clean.
Or even better schedule in your chores before you switch over to your dream life routine.
Make your to-do list work for you
Having too much on our to-do-list can make us feel overwhelmed as we have no idea where to start.
Also writing down every little step makes it look very long and unmanageable.
This can truly keep us from taking any action at all. It seems impossible to get it structured.
What’s helping with that problem is becoming crystal clear on your current goals.
Make a list of things that are most important to you.
Are you clear about your priorities? Are all the goals you want to achieve important to get done at the same time?
Choose up to five major goals you put the effort in over the time span of a year.
What is a truly necessary step towards your dream life? What can you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis?
Take into account that the day has 24 hours. Where do you have some free space in your day and what is the most rewarding thing you can do with that time?
Make sure to not overload your days, but still challenge yourself to get the stuff done that promises the most progress.
You can also theme your days for weekly tasks, which is a helpful tool to stay organized with weekly habits. Just like you can theme your workout days.
Try out new places
Sometimes we just need a shift in perspective to get our spark of motivation back.
With new influences, we get way more stimuli for inspiration.
Breaking out of our mundane environment can be essential when trying to get out of a rut.
Find water, go to a nearby café, find a park, go to that place you read about but never actually visited…
Hold on to your vision
In every-day life, it’s easy to lose the bigger picture.
Often, we feel drained and end up giving a lot of our time and energy to small things and people that aren’t always aligned with the vision we have for our life.
While I know that the intensity of motivation fluctuates over time, it’s still important to remember those moments where you whole-heartedly believed that your dream life is absolutely possible.
The times you felt the truth in your Soul. Because even if you don’t always feel it, it’s still true.
It’s just a natural law that what you focus on expands.
And just as you decide to keep showing up for your dream life you will notice that it’s indeed possible.
Often, it’s the fear of starting that is standing in our way. Keep in mind that even taking the tiniest step in the right direction holds you accountable.
It’s always the start that’s most intimidating. Breaking big steps down to absolutely doable things you can do right now will lead you exactly where you want to go.
It can be as simple as doing some 10-minute research or read a book on that topic.
This can already be enough to spark inspiration and give you the motivation that makes you want to take bolder steps.
Another good way to hold the vision are motivation boards.
You probably already heard of the effects of vision boards or even have one yet.
A good alternative is saving pictures and quotes on how you imagine your dream life on a Pinterest board.
Here you can easily add new pictures and take it with you everywhere you go. Whenever you feel disconnected from your why in everyday life, looking at those pictures helps to bring back the inspiration.
Don’t just look briefly at them. Truly imagine yourself in that scene as if you are there experiencing it.
You can also choose one and close your eyes to visualize yourself in the scene.
How do you find back to motivation? What dreams are on your list? Leave me a comment!
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