Posted on Aug 06, 2006 | Comments 0
For many moms, that is easier said than done. With the baby after staying up all night, organizing that closet may be at the bottom of the list.
There are however, ways to keep yourself motivated so that you can achieve more and get yourself during the long days of mothering. Motivation resolves what and how you do things.
Many times, having a clear purpose in mind and keeping an open and good approach can be great ways to stay motivated.
In order to stay motivated, remembering why you do what you do day in and day out can help you. Next time your motivation is lacking, consider these ten little tips to get you through the day.
Any mother will tell you that raising a family, keeping a house, and sometimes working outside the home can make little things harder. It is often very difficult for a mom to stay focused and motivated all through the day.
- Purpose: Purpose is one important part of motivation. It does not matter what you need or want to do, you should recognize why you are doing it. Purpose gives you a clear mental state and helps you observe your task in an objective manner. If something does not help you reach your ultimate goal, then it should not be one of your goals.
- Exercise: In order to help you reach your goals, exercise is a great way, even if it is a little amount each day. A good, quick walk around the block or a quick swim in the pool can help clear your mind and think well throughout the day. Exercising can give you energy, too. You will feel better and be more motivated to get those tasks done.
- Eat right: Eating right can also help you stay motivated. Rubbish food can make you feel sluggish and rather than conquering those jobs, you will really want an afternoon nap. Eat a healthy breakfast and drink ample water. Vitamin supplements can also help keep you energized all through the day.
- Expect imperfections: You will not accomplish all of your goals everyday. You should expect some flaws. In addition, no one should be â€œsuper momâ€. It is ok to buy store bought treats for the school party rather than stressing yourself out over detailed cookies. No one is perfect and if you anticipate perfection in yourself and in others, it will be near impractical to reach your goals. It is also ok to say no or to ask for help when you want to.
- Reward yourself: Rewards can be a huge motivator for anyone. Even if you reward yourself with a new book or thirty minutes of quiet time, you will be more likely to reach your goals with rewards.
- List : Prepare a list of your goals, chores, or jobs. This will help you stay alert during the day and know what you still need to achieve. As you complete one task, mark it off. Seeing the list of things you have done, can help you feel like you have met your goals and motivate you for the next day.
- Donâ€™t procrastinate: Avoiding a chore or job does not help you reach your goal. In order to stay motivated, you must work on your job to finish it. Many times, those who procrastinate will not get that job done at all or will feel rushed at the last minute.
- Talk about it: Keeping your concerns or feelings inside can lead to reduced productivity. Talk about what is on your mind to a friend, a spouse or even in a journal. Many moms see the benefit of blogging or posting on community message boards as a way of expressing concerns with others.
- Do not stress: Sometimes s tress can motivate us to do things. When the holidays are coming, everybody feels stressed enough to get out and get that holiday shopping finished. However, it is not healthy to put yourself under stress each and every day, nor will it motivate you. Stress can put you in a larger danger for depression and other health issues.
- Get sufficient rest: All momsâ€™ experience that sometimes sleep is hard to come by, particularly when you are taking care of infants or sick children. Sleep and sufficient rest is significant thought. With a good nightâ€™s rest, you will feel more motivated all through the day. If you cannot seem to make it to bed at a reasonable hour, try to rest during the day while the kids are sleeping or if you work, try to take a quick rest during your lunch break.
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