By: Priscilla John
According to Motivationgrid articles regarding lifestyle, the world can be a tough and unforgiving place.
It can bring the strongest person to their knees and make them wish they never got up again.
It’s fast-paced and doesn’t stop when someone falls behind.
Instead, it simply leaves them there.
It’s tough to stay motivated and tougher to become motivated.
Here’s are some of the ways to be kind to ourself today:
- Schedule-In Specific Time For Me Time
Open the calendar on your phone and push aside all activities on a day of your choice. Take whatever day you have chosen and do the things that you want to do and not have to do. There is a difference. Life is too short to fill the calendar with meetings, sales calls, and events. Try filling it with things you enjoy too.
- Treat Yourself
Keep it within your means but treat yourself to something that brings you tremendous joy. You work hard for your money and as much as all the experts advise against it, go and spend some of it. Buy whatever makes you feel good. If it’s a comic book, go and buy one. If it’s a pedicure, take those shoes off and sit down. It doesn’t matter what it is, just go and buy it.
- Believe In Yourself
When things are as challenging as they are, sometimes the best course of action is to simply believe in yourself.
Remember what you have done to get where you are and know that the same belief will get you to where you want to go.
Once you start to believe again, step outside and scream it as loud as you can so the world can hear your conviction.
- Positive Affirmations
Give yourself that much needed pep talk.
You know the one.
The one that starts with “I am great and I can do whatever I want” and ends with “And I know in my heart all of this to be true.”
Not only will it change your trajectory but it will also drastically improve a bad mood.
- Surround Yourself
Seek out those who look to empower you and will speak positively about you.
Jim Rohn is often quoted as saying “You’re The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With.”
When life is overwhelming, surround yourself with those who you look up to and let them pick you up.
And pick you up they will.
All I ask is that you be there on the day that someone needs you to pick them up.
- Go For A Walk
If it seems simple, it’s because it is. Go for a walk.
Get out into nature and see the world.
While you’re out there, smell the smells, listen to the sounds, and feel the wind as it passes by.
Some of the most enjoyable things in life are often free and readily available.
This is one of them. Oh, and if you’re really looking to treat yourself, do this in the rain.
You’ll be stunned by how much it will change you.
- Spend Sometime Listening To Music
Music is the universal language and the looking glass into our souls.
Technology allows you to play the exact song you’re looking for at the exact moment you’re looking for it.
Use this to your advantage.
Remember, only you know what that song is so go ahead and load it up.
From there, prepare to be taken away to a place that only you know.