“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Motivation can waver. Maintaining motivation can be challenging even for the most optimistic and driven people. Receiving bouts of motivation a couple times per week is a great starting point, but for some people it might require a daily dose of motivation. That might mean downloading a motivational quote app or buying a book that has some motivational quotes in it. It could also mean creating a group where the members send motivational messages back and forth to one another for added encouragement. A daily dose of motivation might mean something different for you than it does for your neighbor.

Some things to try:

– Start each morning by writing down a long-term goal (multiple months or greater ahead) and then write down some short-term goals you will work to achieve this week to progress toward that long-term goal.

– Say words of affirmation during your morning routine.

– Add I am statements to your morning routine (i.e., I am grateful. I am thankful, etc.)

– Jot down 1-3 things you’d like to accomplish at home or at work.

– Assign an accountability buddy to keep you on track.

– Ask your friends to send you positive memes or quotes they encounter in their daily lives.

– Start a gratitude journal.

Some of the suggestions might work better for you than others. That’s OK. Maybe none of these suggestions are right for you, but you thought of a few others that might. Try them! But remember that these need to become habitual. It shouldn’t be something you do once and then never again. Motivation is recommended daily.

If you need more or want to offer more suggestions for others, feel free to leave a comment on our website.