There are mornings I wake up and I feel like I need my own personal cheerleading squad just to get the motivation to get out of the bed.
Is it just me? Do you ever feel like this? If your answer is more often than not, then we need to do something about that! And no, I won’t be calling you in the morning to cheer you out the bed – I need my energy to cheer myself on! On those days when it seems like no one else is cheering you on, here are some things you can do to motivate yourself:
Rah, Rah, Rah!! You’re the best!!: Toot your own horn and toot it loud! I know you only have an audience of one – YOURSELF! That’s all you need. Reminding yourself of how great you are is often time the motivation needed to get yourself in gear. I take time to remind myself of the things I’ve been able to accomplish – 22 years in the Army, married 16 years, mother of 2 wonderful kids and grandma to one awesome little boy, college degree, and the list goes on. That’s not being arrogant or anything like that, not at all. If you don’t remind yourself of how great you are, who will?
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! That’s your battle cry!: Tackle the day one task at a time. I’m going to be honest, there are times I go to bed late feeling like I still have so much left to do, only to wake up feeling overwhelmed by my To Do List. The truth is we only have 24 hours in a day. And I can only do so much within my human capability – spoiler alert: I am not Super Woman! Once you realize this truth then you can take your To Do List and stuff it! No, just kidding. I meant to say, you can break down your To Do List into smaller tasks that you can tackle without feeling overwhelmed. You will begin to tackle your list and actually accomplish your tasks. Then celebrate your small victories because they will lead you to bigger victories!
Ready? Let’s go! Gooo Team!: Build your cheering squad. Surround yourself with quotes, words of affirmation, books, and people that build you up. I am very guarded of what I allow into my mind, I have to be. So I closely regulate my social media feeds, what I read, what I watch on television or listen to on the radio. We have to be our own number 1 cheerleader, but over time you will need to build a squad – we ALL need someone to encourage us. And the bonus is you get to return that encouragement when your squad members need a little boost themselves.
Remember #BattleBuddy, the holidays are a time for celebration. In all your celebrating, take time to celebrate YOU!! You are worth it and you deserve it!! Rah, rah, rah!! You’re GREAT!!