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How to Get and Stay Motivated

As a mother, your job is never-ending, and it comes with its own set of challenges and a lot of love.

For mothers with children who have special needs, the responsibilities can be overwhelming, making it essential to stay motivated.

This helps you to focus on the good, find purpose in every moment, and rise above the daily grind.

In this blog post, we'll explore five key tips to help you, busy moms, stay inspired and motivated.

By adopting these strategies, you can reclaim your drive, focus on the positives, and fuel your passion for the significant role you play in your children's lives.

1. Have a Why for your Motivation

For me, my two precious children with special needs are the reason behind everything I do.

They rely on me, and that responsibility is my anchor, keeping me grounded and motivated.

Whenever life feels like it's against you, don't forget your reason 'why.'

Is it to provide the best possible life for your children?

Is it to set an example of strength and perseverance for them?

Whatever your reason may be, keep it close. It will be the light that guides you through the toughest days.

The Power of Why

2. Establish a Plan

It's not enough to have random bursts of activity to make progress.

You need a solid plan to keep moving forward.

You should plot out your days, even if broadly,

to include time for work, children's activities, and, most importantly, self-care.

It's a good idea to break down your bigger tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks to make them less daunting.

Planning creates structure, and structure brings a certain level of calm and control which can be incredibly motivating.

3. Schedule Breaks to Avoid Burnout

Parents need to take breaks. Even a short five-minute pause can help rejuvenate your energy and focus.

Amidst the busy routine of child-rearing, it's essential to intentionally carve out moments of downtime.

These breaks could be as simple as taking a brisk walk around the block, practicing calming deep-breathing exercises, or enjoying a peaceful cup of tea in quiet solitude.

Always remember that a well-rested mom is a more composed, patient, and effective mom.

I am grateful for my smartwatch which reminds me to take a break and stretch out.

According to BBC News, taking breaks is good for the heart, so I make it a point to get up and walk around a bit.

I usually go to the kitchen to get some water or check on the laundry. This way, I stay hydrated and take care of some tasks at the same time.

I follow a block schedule system every day to manage my tasks effectively.

I do need to adjust it sometimes to accommodate the needs of my kids, but I stick to it as much as possible.

I add a buffer to my schedule to make sure I have enough time for unexpected events.

4. Set Realistic Goals

Setting goals is an excellent way to maintain your motivation.

However, the goals you set must be realistic and achievable.

Make it a habit to set small and practical goals for yourself on a daily or weekly basis.

Whether it's dedicating ten minutes to reading a book, finishing a workout session, or simply getting through the day without becoming frustrated, these achievable targets can pave the way for your success.

We all need a goal to work towards.

I always set an end goal for everything I do, whether it's to lose a couple of pounds or to establish a regular sleep schedule.

However, it's important to keep in mind that setting a goal and sticking with it takes time.

I'm a big fan of routines, so I'm used to structuring my day around my goals.

Of course, obstacles may occur, but I remind myself of why I started in the first place and keep pushing on.

Goals on a Typewriter

5. Reward Yourself

Rewards can be an effective way of boosting your motivation and drive.

These rewards don't need to be grand or lavish; sometimes, the simplest ones can bring the most satisfaction.

You can treat yourself to your favorite snack, buy that book you've been wanting to read, or unwind with a relaxing bath.

By embracing positive reinforcement for your hard work, you not only stay inspired but also enhance your sense of importance and self-esteem.

Remember, showing appreciation for your efforts with small gestures can have a significant impact on your overall well-being and productivity.

Let this post serve as a starting point towards a brighter future, where you embark on a journey of transformation and renewal.

Today marks the beginning of your path to a reinvigorated existence.

Start by setting a simple goal, celebrate every small success as a stepping stone to greatness, and always keep in mind the deep-rooted reasons that drive your motivation.

Your journey towards a fulfilling life begins now.

To support you in finding this balance, consider subscribing to join me on our journey to navigate life. Together, we'll craft our days, making room for the beautiful chaos that fills the moments in between.


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Hi, I'm Fe! I help busy families find balance by prioritizing their time for increased productivity.

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