5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Start Living NOW

by | Aug 27, 2022 | Issue 154, Issues | 0 comments

Life can be challenging and unfair sometimes, but we have to push ourselves to go on. Life is a gift. We need to see and enjoy the beauty of being...

Life can be challenging and unfair sometimes, but we have to push ourselves to go on. Life is a gift. We need to see and enjoy the beauty of being alive. There may be some downfalls in life, but we need to stand back up and start again.

It is time to get motivated to move on and face life’s daily challenges.


#1: Self-Reflection and Meditation

According to the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle, the beginning of all wisdom is knowing yourself. The process of self-reflection is to recognize our thoughts, feelings, values and beliefs. It gives us insight into our thoughts and aspirations. Find some time to sit quietly in a room alone, meditate to connect with your inner self and focus on the moment.

Reflection through meditation can help you reevaluate your principles and core values. It gives you the chance to look back and identify the values that sometimes go astray. A mindful and reflective brain helps you keep your words and actions in check. 

Remember that we all have a role to play in shaping our destiny. In making appropriate decisions that are compatible with our purpose, it is essential to take some time to sit and think about it. It keeps us focused on our future. The results of meditation are genuine joy and well-being. 


#2: Create and See the Positive

A recent study of 70,000 women found that optimistic women had a significantly lower risk of dying from several major causes of death, such as heart disease, stroke, cancers, infection and respiratory diseases.

Being a positive thinker doesn’t erase all the problems we encounter. It isn’t magic. It will just make our problems more manageable. Positive thinking can help you approach and deal with hardships more productively. Other proven benefits of positive thinking include a better quality of life, higher energy levels, faster recovery from injury or illness, lower rates of depression and a longer life span.

Creating and seeing the positive in your daily life can be achieved through positive self-talk and imagery. In every situation, focus on the positive instead of the negative. You can always find the silver lining, even if it isn’t apparent yet. Eventually, all things will come all right with positivity. Remind yourself that things will get better.


#3: Do What You Love

If you are stuck in a job you hate, get out of it as soon as possible! Instead, find your passion, something you can enjoy while doing. The famous quote from Confucius, do what you love and you’ll never have to work again, still holds until this day. Take some time to find out what your true passions in life are, then research jobs regarding that passion. 

Once you find the job that aligns with your passion(s), plan a course of action to make the transition. Don’t second-guess yourself about the “what ifs,” or you will never succeed. 

Embarking on a new job may sound daunting since there is no guarantee of success. What you need to take are the first initial steps. Then, take the plunge and do all the best you can. Keep the faith and pursue your passion.


#4: Be Grateful

Be thankful for what you have. You’ll have it all by starting your day with appreciation. Life is a fragile gift. It isn’t perfect, but the goal is to be happy. Happiness is giving thanks to what you have and still striving for more. Look around and be thankful for all you have to see how far you’ve come.


#5: Live in the Moment

We spend so much time replaying the past moments or planning too much for the future. That’s how we miss the great moments that are unveiled right before us. Next time you have the opportunity, stop and enjoy the moment. We have no idea how many more moments we still have to experience in this life. 

Living in the present is one of the sure-fire methods you can adopt to manifest genuine happiness in your life. However, there is still a need for a necessary plan and goals. You can plan to invest in yourself or save money, but don’t forget that you are in the present.


A Parting Reminder

Start looking for your motivation. Set aside all of the negativity and simply start. Keep a list of your goals and work your way to accomplish them with a positive mindset. Say “thank you” more often. You can write down what you are grateful for as a daily routine. Exciting goals such as improving your fitness, getting an education, saving money or starting a business can keep you motivated. Reflect every day and see how far you have come.

Ann Y

Ann Y