How to Stay Motivated During Tough Times
It would be amazing if life was easy all the time, but in all seriousness, it's not. And if you're anything like me, you stress when things don't go exactly as planned. Whether you're in between jobs or something you were really looking forward to fell through, it can be hard to stay motivated and surpass whatever challenge you're facing. When I'm experiencing a stressful time, I remind myself that I always come out on the other side of it. You learn so much about yourself during the moments when everything seems to be falling apart and it will inspire you for years to come. I'm consistently working on how to let go of the reigns on life because it's such a rollercoaster, and I thought I'd share with you how I keep myself in check. Take a look at some of my tips and let me know what helps get you through tough times!
Setting goals will help take you out of a slump. There's always something to look forward to in life, so having those reminders helps to put everything in perspective. When it seems like everything that exists is falling apart, remind yourself of the other things you're looking forward to accomplishing and throw yourself into that. No goal is too small, set it and go after it.
Talk to people
I can't stress enough how important it is to talk to the trustworthy people around you. Bottling up all that defeat and anxiety you may be feeling about life does more harm than good. Being able to release my thoughts and have the support and love of those around me not only helps ease my mind, but gives me a more positive outlook. I don't know about you, but walking away with solid advice and a more uplifting mood is not something I walk away from when I'm feeling down!
If I could, I would shout about the importance of self-care from the rooftops of New York City! It's important every single day of anyone's life, but it's even more important to take care of yourself during the harder times. Whatever self-care looks like for you, do it, and don't stop even if you just "don't feel like it" because your mood isn't there. It'll help you stay connected to yourself and feel good. For me, practicing self-care can be journaling, masking, going for a walk, reading a good book, or giving myself a manicure. Dive into whatever it is that helps you destress and care for yourself.
Have fun and laugh
Watch your favorite movie, go to a comedy show, or go ice skating and have the best time. Do something that will allow you to fully enjoy all that life has to offer and forget about whatever has been weighing you down. When I'm having a low moment, heading to The Ellen Degeneres Show's YouTube channel can help lift my spirits. Not only, is Ellen super funny, but the channel is filled with positivity. Laughing crazy hard or having an amazing time with family and friends can turn your whole day around.