#Adulting: How To Stay Motivated & Positive

Hello my lovelies! I hope you’re having an amazing week so far. I have to admit this week has been a little rough for me: My iphone got stolen Saturday and yesterday my car broke down. So I have no idea what the universe has in store for me but I feel like this post is coming in at a great time. I’ve been having fun with this #adulting series and writing about what being an adult really is:

NOT KNOWING HOW TO DO ANYTHING BUT PRETENDING YOU DO.

With that being said I made a video on my Youtube channel all about remaining motivated and positive.The video talks about a few main things I maintain in my life to keep myself motivated on my goals and overall in a positive mindset:

 

Write down your goals

Writing down what it is you want is a great way to hone in on that part of yourself. Write down some big goals and then figure out what are some smaller checkpoints you can meet along the way to keep yourself accountable when working on your goals and also motivated because you can mark down the progress. I have a calander where I write down my monthly goals and I like that its on my calander because it’s always within eyesight . It’s also right next to my vision board so I love having my long term next to my short term goals.

 

Reward Your Failures As Much As Your Successes

Every misstep or mistake or wrong turn is just a redirection to the right way. In our society we’re so caught up in this tallymark game of who’s “winning” or “losing” when every path is different. Look at the people you admire like Oprah or Tina Fey, they weren’t successes right off the bat. They had this pitfalls and lows. They had their fair share of hardwork and perserverance and it paid off. Reframing your mind to see everything in a positive light will keep you in a positive mind and really ease a lot of stressors in your life. It isn’t easy, but one small step at a time.

 

Keep Your Tribe High Vibe

I mentioned this in my #Adulting: How To Make Friends Post (here). You are the culmination of the 5 people you hang out with the most. So who do you want to be? What do you want to be surrounded by? Look at who you spend your time with and maybe get real about them and yourself and where you are.  In addition to this make sure your social media account follows this principle. Are you feeling uplifted or weighted down by your feed? If so,adjust it.

I have a friend I went to college with and she inspires me more than she even knows. She is so multi-talented, hardworking and humble, she embodies everything I hope I am and can become. She has her own trials and tribulations but she is a reminder to me that anything is possible and I am worthy of the life I want to live. She doesn’t even know it! But I love keeping up with her day to day life because it keeps me in the mindset of reaching for the stars. Even if you don’t have “friends” that are what you want to become having a person you can follow or check in with that embodies those things is just as great.

 

Work Out

It doesn’t have to be super intense or long. Just move your body. It gets you out of your head if you’re stressed out, it helps destress you and it also just pushes those happen endorphins into your mind. The body is meant to move, there’s a reason why those happy endorphins flow. Your body is thanking you. I know whenever I’m feeling unmotivated or stuck in a negative mindset a good workout can change all of that in 30 minutes. But like I said it doesn’t even have to be that long. Go for a walk, do a few squats or hold a yoga pose. Find what makes you feel good and do it.

 

Give Yourself Grace

This is something you’re going to hear from me a million times over. We (myself included) are so hard on ourselves. We forgive others so easily and yet never give ourselves the same grace. This one ties in with rewarding your failures as much as your successes. We’re going to stumble. We aren’t always motivated to do work. We aren’t always sunshine and rainbows. And that’s ok. We’re only human. I don’t mean that as an excuse either. I mean that as a fact. We are human. Which means we are multifaceted and dynamic feeling creatures and these emotions all exist for a reason. So acknowledge them, feel them, and if you don’t like them. Cool. What can  you do to change that?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have anymore #Adulting series topics you’d like me to cover let me know in the comments below! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time
xoxo,

Ana

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