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Monday, 2 January 2017

Kick Start your 2017 with these 5 MOTIVATION TIPS

Happy New Year everyone, hope you've all had a good one and enjoying the year so far.

Starting a new year can feel exciting but then scary at the same time. You go into a new year usually planning your goals and always hoping for a better year or a better you? That can then feel quite pressurising and you could end up feeling more stressed. Maybe your first few days haven't planned out as well as you hoped or you might have had a crappy day at work?
You don't know what is to come so it's hard to know if things are gonna go the way you plan so it can feel a little overwhelming, depending also how many goals you have set yourself? lol

Catch up on my previous post - NEW YEARS GOALS

For me I thought I was gonna start the new year SO motivated and productive but i've proved myself wrong there....I was meant to get back in that gym...I was actually meant to be there the day after Boxing day but still yet to go, oops! I also started feeling a bit crap today, I started reflecting on my life thinking what I haven't achieved and so that started to put a lot of pressure on my mind, thinking how each year is passing by and what is my life? lol It's ok tho cos I joined in with a Twitter chat earlier (#beechat) and it uplifted my mood and what inspired me to write this post :-) So enough of the chit chat, I wanted to share with you some of my top tips to help you (and me) get motivated. Feel free to comment below anymore you feel are great share! :-)

1. Follow Motivating People on social media and mute the people that maybe always posting cakes, if your trying be healthier? You wanna be logging into your accounts and seeing people going to the gym, reaching their goals and living their life to help inspire you to wanna do the same! I find that helps me loads as it makes you see how other people are out their doing it and makes you realise that you could be too.

2. Smile more  and try to keep a positive mindset. If you force yourself to smile, even in crappy situations then it will mentally help you stay in a happier place, i'm talking about general day to day life stuff that just gets on our nerves. Don't let things effect your mood for no longer than 10 seconds, have your rant and move on,lol Smiling can also effect other people, if they are in a bad mood then seeing you smile will naturally lift their mood too.
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3. Plan your goals. If you have big goals for 2017 then write them down. The best thing to do is break your goal down into medium sized chunks. Then break the medium goals down again into smaller ones, this will make it more achievable for you to get to where you wanna be. (I could do a separate blog post on this maybe?) Set yourself a time scale too, plan your medium goals into monthly challenges and your smaller ones into weekly ones.

4. Surround yourself with positive people. Try and avoid people that bring your mood down or take you away from believing that you can reach your dreams! You need to keep focused and be around people that are happy to support you and motivate you. It's easy for peoples moods to rub off on you like I previously mentioned with the smiling so if your gonna be around happy positive people then you are gonna feel the same. Like when I came away from that twitter chat, we were all talking about our goals and the new year and everyone was so uplifting and friendly it made me feel really good. But at work it can be harder as you can't take yourself away from situations so even I have to really TRY, I need to let it go over my head and prevent myself thinking about a situation if it starts to effect me, I need to switch on the happy me again! :-)
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5. Love Yourself! Eating good foods make you feel good right? Get the vitamins and minerals you need in your day and you feel amazing for it. Exercise realises good endorphins and who doesn't feel better after a workout? No wonder my mood hasn't been great and i've been in this cycle of laziness since christmas because of the crap food i've been eating and lack of gym! Even treating yourself to some beauty treatments, lush baths or even meditation will help with your mood.

So I think i'll leave it there for the tips, they are the top 5 I thought of as I wrote this post. I'm sure i've missed out a lot of good ones tho so please share more in the comments! :-) Have a great week and if you are a slow starter at getting on it this year like me then don't wait for a new week to start, JUST START NOW! :-) 

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  1. Each five of these are perfect. I've tried for the past year to try and work towards each of them, even if at sometimes it's difficult. But so far this year I think it's finally starting to work!

    Alys
    www.alysgeorge.co.uk

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    1. yea it can be a slow process but as long as your always trying :-) That's great to hear! x

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