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How to stay motivated during COVID-19

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There are so many different ways that could easily keep us unmotivated. Sitting in front of a screen all day, feeling a loss of connection, daily work, school, fall season, flu season, travel restrictions, the list can be endless. How do we manage to keep motivated in times like these? Well here are a few tips below on how to stay motivated during COVID-19.

  1. Create a list. Start by writing everything down that you have to do onto a list. Categorize it into different sections such as business, finance, personal, spiritual, health and other. Jot things down into each category. Once it is down, it can now be lifted from your conscience. Begin organizing your list as to what is most important to what is least important. Give yourself time to do this and rearrange as you see fit. Try to create a daily habit of this at whatever time works best for you.
  2. Write down your goals. Writing down your goals will help you to dream a little and make you feel like you are one step closer to them because now you can actually see your goals on paper. If you do not have any goals then write down things you would like to do, places you would like to visit, people you would like to see, etc. Below are some questions to help you get started:
    • What are my top three daily goals, weekly goals, monthly and yearly goals?
    • What do I want to accomplish in the next 3 years?
    • What am I curious about and want to make time to learn?
    • What are the things I need to do each day to help me achieve my goals?
  3. Connect with others. Pick up the phone and call your family and friends. Humans are social creatures and thrive off of human interaction. We have the power to energize one another through a simple conversation. Ask how they are doing and if they need help with anything. Helping others gives us a new sense of purpose and helps to remind us that we are better together. Remember that it is a two-way street and they may need you even more than you think.
  4. Therapy. If you feel the need for therapy reach out to someone who can help you find who is best for you. Do some research on local health professionals and schedule an appointment. There is nothing to be ashamed of here. We are all going through something different and the more we connect with someone that can help us, the better.
  5. Get outside. Step outside for fresh air. Give yourselves at least 30 minutes a day or more to be out. Look up at the sky, walk in the park, breathe, jump, run or do whatever it is that makes you feel alive. Just get out of that chair and feel nature around you.

Sending YOU a virtual hug!


Written by:
Amanda Cuoco