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Four Ways to Motivate Yourself in Your Personal Life

Author: Jennifer Kropf
by Jennifer Kropf
Posted: Nov 04, 2022
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As women, we spend much of our time each day caring for the needs of others. By the time you have reached work in the morning, it’s possible you have already spent a good amount of energy caring for your family’s needs. And then, as we go through our work days, we are continuing to think of making sure everyone else is taken care of. At times and stages in our lives, we may often feel like we are treading water to keep life moving forward positively for everyone else. It’s no wonder we’ve lost motivation for ourselves!

Are you looking for motivational ways to focus on a few personal aspects of your life that have been neglected? Are you wanting to improve something in your own life? Here are four ways to motivate yourself in your personal life.

"It is never too late to be who you might have been."- George Elliot

  1. Set Personal Goals.

A personal goal is something in your life that you want to improve and achieve. Personal goals are motivating because they are personal! It is a goal that you want to achieve because you are setting it based on what you want and need.

Personal goals can be short-term or long-term goals. They focus on health and wellness, family life, relationships, work, finance, or personal development. Look for Personal Goals Examples here for all areas of your personal life and how to set successful and achievable personal goals.

  1. Write it down.

Try writing down what you want out of your life. This could be a personal goal you have set, positive self-affirmations, or logging your progress toward an achievement. Post this paper where you will see it everyday. Use a journal to restate your goals or affirmations daily. You will be more motivated to continue when you write it down.

  1. Have an accountability partner.

Positive peer pressure comes in handy when it comes to motivation. Find a trusted friend or family member and ask them to hold you accountable for the area in your personal life you are working on. Find a workout buddy, send a friend your weekly meal plan, let your spouse in on a plan to have more fun as a family. Telling someone else will automatically keep you motivated to continue. Check in frequently with your accountability partner and give them permission to check in with you.

  1. Track and Celebrate Success.

Seeing progress is highly motivating. You can easily track progress on a calendar, in your journal, or on an app on your phone. Celebrate your small successes as you work toward a larger goal. This will continue to motivate yourself to move forward.

There are sure to be setbacks in our motivation and plans along the way. The road moving forward is not always linear. This is a part of growing. By setting personal goals, writing it down, involving an accountability partner, and tracking your success, you will stay more motivated to improve areas of your personal life.

"You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script."- Oprah Winfrey

About the Author

Jenn writes at her blog She’s a mom of three looking to learn and grow. Check it out if you love helpful tips on health, family, and personal growth.

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