How To Motivate Yourself To Do Anything

How To Motivate Yourself To Do Anything

Some days are harder than others to make yourself get up and out of bed. There can be a lot of things that you know you need to do and just don’t have the motivation to do it. Maybe you had a long night with the baby and are tired or maybe you just feel you need a break from life. We have all been there. Being a mom is hard sometimes. Some moms make it look so easy. Most of us have to work at it and make intentional actions to make things work out the way we want.
 
In this post, I want to share ways you can gain more motivation that eventually turns into a habit. Once you form habits, you won’t require motivation and you will just do and accomplish the tasks you need to every day. Motivation can be hard to muster every day. What you will need in the beginning is discipline. Discipline is doing what you know needs to get done even if you don’t want to do it.

How To Motivate Yourself To Do Anything

1. Set up Laws:

The biggest way I do this is to set things up as laws in my mind. Remember when you were a kid in school and the teacher told you to do something, even if you didn’t want to do it you had to. You got it done begrudgingly but you still accomplished whatever task it was you didn’t want to do. Do this internally, and self talk yourself into doing it. Make it so there is no other option, you MUST do it.


2. The NEW 5 Second Rule:

When you find yourself stalling on starting something you need to do count backward from 5. This activates your prefrontal cortex. It is something that we have been trained since we were little to take action after a countdown. This forces our brain to refocus on something we put our minds to. It really is a life hack being able to turn on areas of your brain at will just by counting. There have been scientific studies done as to why this works and when I first tried it I didn’t know if it would work on me. It truly does. Almost like magic, it pushes you to kind of go into autopilot and gets it done. This technique can even be used when negative self-talk or thoughts pop into your mind. Use this technique to push out negative thoughts and focus on more productive positive thoughts. Please give this technique a try and it will change your everyday life. I promise.


3. Create routines:

Set up your routines for all tasks that you need to accomplish every day. This will make it so you don’t have to think about what needs to be done and you will just do it. Routines will turn into the habits we were talking about. Habits are things that we just do without thinking and don’t require motivation. To turn a routine into a habit you have to stick with it in the beginning and make sure you do it. This is where your discipline comes back into play. Doing something over and over again for at least 7 times in a row can help you make it a habit.


4. Stick with your habits:

Like I said before about making laws. All these tips tie into each other. Once you have some setup habits going on you really need to keep up with them. It will become easier and easier as time goes. You will need less and less motivation and discipline as soon as the habits take hold and you will just do the things you need to do on autopilot.

It takes a while to get there but once you do it’s worth it. You will have more time to do the things that you love with less stress and overwhelm. Your family will see the change and feel the effects of the overall healthier happier atmosphere. This will also help your kids to learn healthy habits and copy your good example.
 
I use these tips for my 6-year-old when she doesn’t want to do something or is getting upset about certain things. I give her these tools to help her feel better about doing things she doesn’t want to do. It’s also showing her that she can do anything she puts her mind to. Being your own coach who gives yourself positive internal self-talk. YES, you are mentally talking to yourself.  Stop the negative self-talk and push it out of your head.  5, 4, 3, 2, 1, You got this! Let us get it done! THEN actually do it and you will feel better after you see how much you can get done.

You Can Motivate Yourself To Do Anything You Put Your Mind To

Don’t forget to pick up my free 10-page Household Balanced & Calm Planner. It really helped me organize my thoughts and it feels amazing checking things off the list. The awesome side effect of checking things off your list is a clean calm and balanced household. Your family will start to feel better too!
 

Reach out and let me know what types of things you struggle with trying to find motivation and stick with your routines. I wanna try to start some conversations with my fellow mamas out there and maybe make some friendships along this blogging journey I’m on. Have a fabulous day ladies.

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