Monday, 11 January 2016

The Little Ways To Keep Yourself Motivated In The New Year

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The new year, the time when we feel obliged to make new years resolutions that we know downright we won't keep. For some reason, which still manages to escape me, people have a sudden urge in the first week of January to make all these promises that they know they won't be able to keep. They kid themselves they are going to lose weight, read more books, go to the gym, take up a new hobby, become a leprechaun, I don't know okay, the list is endless.





But the reality is that by the second or third week of the new year, you haven't gone to the gym, you haven't read a book yet and you are certainly no closer to becoming a world famous leprechaun! Now, don't just think this is me having a dig at everyone because they can't keep to resolutions, there is many that I have said I would do when I was younger, which let's face it - never happened aww bless Nicole!

So instead of just failing those resolutions and goals, let's try and get you to achieve them ( if it's only one, that's a start and probably an improvement on last year) and what's going to get you started, MOTIVATION! Today, I am sharing some little tips to keep you motivated whether you have new years resolutions to keep or you just want 2016 to be a year of success! Enjoy!

#1 KEEP IT REALISTIC
Trust me, I know it can be so easy to get carried away with your dreams and aspirations! Your motivation peaks, you feel like you can conquer Everest resulting in you setting pretty unrealistic goals! In order for your motivation levels to stay steady, small little goals are much more achievable. For example, I want to be a daily blogger so at the moment I am uploading every other day to ease myself into it. Going full blown ahead into things can sometimes have the adverse effects upon our motivation!


#2  REWARD YOURSELF
Different people are going to interpret this is different ways. The Chocoholics amongst you may see this as a prime opportunity to reward yourself with your favourite treat and that's okay! The main premise of this idea is by rewarding yourself either by physical rewards or just taking time out to praise yourself for your hard work and efforts are going to keep you motivated and focused on achieving and doing well. ( Also, the perfect excuse to indulge in your favourite foods)

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#3 HAVING LITTLE GOALS 
Having one big goal can seem overwhelming and intimidating which often unmotivated people and leaves them not achieving  their goals! Instead of saying you want to reach 5000 bloglovin followers by the end of the year instead trying to set yourself smaller for manageable goals such as gaining 10 followers a week, this is a lot more achievable and motivating than one big scary number or goal!


#4 HAVE A GOOD PLAN
" Using mainly spoons we're going to dig a tunnel under the circle and release it into the wild" * well done if you got my film reference there* no but seriously, you don't need a well structured and organised plan for your goals but having a bit of an idea why you want to achieve them and what you are going to learn by achieving your goals! For example, I want to become a daily blogger because I want to create more content, that I enjoy and watch my blog grow this year. On the contrary, if I had no idea why I wanted to be a daily blogger I am probably less likely to want to achieve and not be as motivated!


#5 TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
If your goal is going to be a long-term one tracking your progress may be really beneficial for you! I know that when I parents did exercise one year, many moons ago on an exercise bike they had a notebook where they recorded how many miles they did a day. Seeing on paper your progress is extremely influential and motivating, inspiring you to keep going consequently achieving that goal of yours! In relation to blogging, monitoring your stats and analytics should help you want to keep professing and achieving!


And that's it! I hope you enjoyed these quick five tips on how to keep yourself more motivated during the new year!

If you have any new years resolutions or goals to achieve this year let me know them in the comments below and how you are planning to keep yourself motivated in the new year! Will you be using any of these tips?!

Thank you for reading, as always x
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35 comments

  1. Nice read. One of my main goals this year is to do better on promoting my blog and coming up with content for it. I really mistreated it last year, and I want to make a change for it this year.

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  2. I think keeping realistic is so important, you can really loose your head if you aren't. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  3. Really great advice! Definitely will be using some of these tips as I develop my blog.

    Kat
    The Mouse Chick Blog ♡

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  4. I loved this. Setting realistic goals is so important to me as I tend to struggle to stick to them! I definitely plan on making 2016 a productive and motivating year. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. I wish you all the best of luck Kat x

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  5. Great post :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree, smaller goals work better than one massive goal! Rewards are always good, especially if they're in chocolate form!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha, got to love a bit of chocolate x

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  7. Great post and some great tips.
    In my business management lectures we did a whole section on planning. The main aim is to have Specific, Measurable ,Achievable, Realistic and time bound goals AKA SMART goals. Although this is mainly for a corporation I really think we can take it into account in our real lives. I think tracking your progress and rewarding yourself is the best thing you can do though. When I study for exams I write out a list of things I need to study and when some are complete I feel really good about myself and like I deserve to be rewarded.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Definitely! I will even incorporate this in real life! So if I have had to get up early or I worked really hard all morning I will give myself a bit of a break! Its hard but I am getting better at it x

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  8. Loved these tips :) xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Fab post! I'm all about the mini and achievable goals, if they're too unrealistic then what's the point in doing them?! X
    Everything But The Kitchen

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  10. Great post Nicole! Setting small goals is such a good tip, it really makes you feel like you can accomplish something if you don't make such bold ambitions at the start of the year! x

    chloejanex.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Great read! It can be so disheartening to set huge goals for yourself - much better to break it down like you said, helps to achieve the ultimate goal without feeling too much pressure!x

    oneandthesame.co.uk

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    1. Definitely! We don't want any one to be disheartened x

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  12. Great tips. Rewards definitely help :-)

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  13. Great tips! A few little goals is so much easier to achieve than one big goal, and I also don't feel as stressed out doing it that way! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Same, I hate feeling stressed! My tutor likes to set a whole unit of 20 essays at once due in three weeks but I ignore this and do it as we go along! No stress! x

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  14. Hi Nicole! I'm Shannon. New reader here! I couldn't agree more about what you said with rewarding yourself. I think the biggest reasons why I suck at keeping my goals is because I actually never make time to congratulate those little goals I do complete. I will be so looking back on this list when I need a push with keeping my goals on track! Thanks so much for this. I needed it!

    -Shannon♡
    www.onthelists.com
    Twitter.com/OntheLists

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! Yes, reward yourself. It doesn't have to be big just taking time out for yourself is all it takes x

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  15. The chocolate grabbed my eye haha! Having little goals and then rewarding your self is so important. Even if it's just a pat on a back or a reflection of what you've achieved. Good tips, thanks for sharing!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. Reflecting is such an important thing to do! x

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  16. I definitely agree with setting yourself small, manageable goals and rewarding yourself!!

    Made In The 1990s

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  17. I'm totally going to use these tips for my new year resolutions, lovely post xx

    Sophie | ssophiespot.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I never reward myself, it's some thing I need to start doing.

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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