There’s so many strategies & tips online for how to get motivated it’s easy to get stuck just reading through everyone's advice! Even though it seems like summers been canceled there’s still plenty of ways to stay busy & have fun! Here at Hamelin, we’ve sorted through all the major motivational advice for you & we noticed a few recurring themes we think will be helpful.
1.) First off: momentum is key, sometimes a little push is all it takes to get the ball rolling. Here’s an analogy: It’s like trying to clean a very messy room, if you start by envisioning all the steps involved with vacuuming, organizing those video games, sifting through the trash & folding all the clothes it can quickly spiral into a daunting & arduous endeavor. The best way to go about it is by starting with an easy task that’s very achievable and working from there. Even a small feeling of accomplishment can go a long way to picking up momentum, next thing you know your on your way to being noteworthy full steam ahead!
Start with an achievable goal; whatever that means to you. Maybe aim for 5 push-ups a day, learn how to use 1 new ingredient this week, learn 2 new chords this afternoon. It might not seem like much but these little steps forward can lead to big strides in the future.
2.) The power of writing things down. Here’s a question: what’s the difference between dreams & goals? Goals are just dreams you’ve written down! List making is a great way to organize your attempts & track your progress. Don’t feel bad about adding little achievements to the list, the more things you check off the more accomplished you’ll feel. No need to invest in a mahogany-bound planner, or start a subscription with a fancy organizational app. If you set your mind to it just good ol’ fashioned pen & paper will do the trick. With Hamelin's free Scribzee app you can keep your lists right in your phone, organized & color-coded at all times. If you don’t put too much thought into it; the process of writing with pen & paper can seem a little pointless (no pun intended) & antiquated. Why would you put in extra effort when it’s easier & quicker to perform the same tasks digitally? While lots of tasks are done faster digitally that doesn’t always mean the better for the outcome.