It’s that time of the year when many of us set intentions or goals to improve our life. Whether it’s about joining a gym, finding work-life balance or following your passion, we create goals in areas of our life where we need some help. As we near the end of January, the motivation we felt just a few weeks ago can start to fade away.
If you’re looking for some ways to keep those intentions going this year, here are some of the best ways to get motivated in 2017.
Make a Plan
If you have been seeking motivation to achieve something bigger in your life, then the best way to do it is by making a robust and strategic plan. As they say “a goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish,” so start planning and develop a strategy that helps you to chase your goals.
Set Realistic Milestones
When you plan to achieve your goals, you also need to set some milestones which will help keep you on the right track. For instance, if your goal is to start your website, the milestones may include developing a specific amount of content for the website, creating a website design, setting a date for your website go-live and start learning about SEO. When you set manageable, measurable milestones, it becomes easier to achieve them. As you meet each milestone, you’ll feel even stronger determination to reach the next milestone.
Download Inspirational and Motivational Apps
Almost everyone owns a smartphone these days, so you can make use of technology to help you get motivated in 2017. There are many apps that send motivational and inspirational messages from time to time. See which one(s) work for you and let technology help you move toward your ultimate goal.
Keep A Journal
Start writing a daily or weekly journal to record your accomplishments and efforts in relation to your goal. When you notice you have nothing to write in the journal, that may be a sign that you’re not as focused as you were earlier in the year. This trick can help you stay motivated through all of 2017 or reassess whether your goals have changed.
Set Up A Routine
Set up a routine for yourself and plan a certain amount of time that you would devote to your goal. Once you adapt to the new routine, you’ll be working towards your goal on a regular basis. What’s a better way to motivate yourself than this?
These are some of the best ways to get motivated to achieve your goals in 2017, and if you want to indulge in some creative ways for staying motivated, try developing a creative motivational calendar for yourself. It will help you in finding even more new ways to stay motivated in 2017.