Hey, gorgeous! It's Natashia here, and today, we're going to talk about something I think we can all relate to – how to get yourself to do things you hate or just plain suck at. Life isn't always filled with activities we enjoy or excel in, but sometimes, we need to buckle down and do them anyway. So, how do you motivate yourself to push through those tasks you'd rather avoid? Keep reading, and I'll share my top tips with you.
Change Your Mindset
First and foremost, you need to shift your mindset. Start by focusing on the outcome rather than the task itself. Sure, you may not enjoy doing your taxes, but think about the peace of mind you'll have once they're done. Or maybe you're not a fan of cleaning, but imagine how fabulous your home will look and feel once it's sparkling clean.
Changing your perspective from negative to positive can make even the most daunting tasks feel a little more manageable. Remember, darling, the power of positivity is immense, so harness it!
Break It Down
One of the biggest obstacles to getting started on a task you hate or suck at is feeling overwhelmed. So, instead of staring at the mountain you need to climb, break it down into smaller, more manageable steps. Make a to-do list or a checklist of smaller tasks that will ultimately lead to your end goal.
By breaking the task into smaller pieces, you'll feel less overwhelmed, and each completed step will give you a sense of accomplishment, motivating you to keep going.
Set a Timer
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that encourages you to work in short, focused intervals, usually 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break. This can be incredibly helpful when you're dreading a task because it feels more manageable to commit to working on it for just 25 minutes.
Set a timer and promise yourself that you'll work on the task for that duration. You'll be surprised at how much progress you can make, and once you've started, you may find it's not as terrible as you initially thought.
Everyone loves a reward, right? Set up a system where you reward yourself after completing the task or reaching specific milestones. It could be something as simple as enjoying your favorite treat, taking a relaxing bath, or watching an episode of your favorite TV show.
By setting up a reward system, you'll have something to look forward to once you've conquered the dreaded task, which will make it a little more enticing to get started.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
Sometimes, all we need is a little push from those who believe in us. Share your goals with supportive friends or family members, and ask for their encouragement. Just knowing that someone is rooting for you can be the motivation you need to tackle that task you hate or suck at.
And don't forget to return the favor – we all need a cheerleader from time to time!
Practice, Practice, Practice
Last, but not least, remember that practice makes perfect. If you suck at something, the only way to get better is to practice. Don't let fear of failure or embarrassment hold you back. Embrace the learning process, and over time, you'll see improvement. It's all part of your journey to becoming the best version of yourself, so own it!
So there you have it, beautiful! With these tips in your arsenal, you'll be better equipped to tackle those tasks you'd rather avoid. Just remember that every challenge is an opportunity for growth and that your journey is unique to you.
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Natashia- Certified Transformation and Nutrition Coach BN, worked as an RN in internal medicine for several years before becoming a full time stay home mom of four. In 2019, she lost her young husband to cancer. Now, penetrating the beauty industry, Natashia and her brand Mia Adora™ are on a mission to help make women’s beauty and wellness game easier. Read more