web
analytics
How to Keep Yourself Motivated - Brandy Ellen Writes

How to Keep Yourself Motivated

During times of high stress, sorrow or anger it’s not easy to stay motivated. Your heart aches and sleep seems like a foreign subject. When we are dealing with high levels of painful emotions that weigh heavy on our heart and mind, it’s easier to succumb to the weight of emotions than it is to find strength. While it may be extremely difficult for you to see the light during these trying times, the light is there, I promise. Underneath the sorrow, stress and anger we all still have a huge heart full of love to give and strength to endure anything.

How to Keep Yourself Motivated

How to Keep Yourself Motivated

If you are dealing with something that’s weighing heavy on your heart and simply cannot find a way to keep yourself motivated to live life as you had, follow these tips to stand up against the emotions weighing you down so that you can become the best you possible again.

Have a Good Cry Fest

Crying to release all of those heavy emotions weighing on your heart is healthy. I spent years not letting my first born see me cry, like ever. I have found it’s okay to cry in front of your kids, for it’s healthy for them to see how you handle real emotions. Having a good cry fest during times of high sorrow can release so much of that inner weight from your heart and in turn free you to find that inner strength. If you must have a good cry fest and are like me, not one to cry in front of your kids, then take a hot shower and cry in the shower. Hide in your bedroom and cry it out. There are ways to cry without a single person seeing those tears.

Find Reasons to Be Strong

If you are a parent, it would make sense that you focus on your kids. No matter how much life weighs us down and our hearts break, those kids still need you to be strong for them during their childhood. Kids will actually learn a lot from a parent who has gone through a sorrowful time and found a way to keep motivated through those difficult times. When you find reasons to be strong you are actually training yourself to be tougher and in turn you feel pride in yourself for accepting the sorrow but not allowing it to consume you. If you want to keep yourself motivated during sorrowful times, then you must find reasons to be strong. This is easier to do after a good cry fest.

Confide in Friends

Whether you confide in your online circle of friends or your in real life friends, finding people who you can trust to confide in will really help to keep yourself motivated. During times of weakness reach out to friends who won’t sugar coat things, friends who will lovingly say things to build up your inner strength during this time of sorrow. It’s amazing what having a positive circle of friends can do for the soul during trying times. Sure you may feel like you are weak, that you are breaking inside and that life won’t ever go on from this moment, but I promise you that it will. Life always has a way of going on and time heals all wounds. Confide in your friends. Allow their positive but firm messages help you find inner strength.

Do not Look Back

We are not traveling backwards in life, well we are not supposed to. I am sure there are plenty of people you have seen who prefer to dwell on the past and reside there but this doesn’t do you any good when you are trying to keep yourself motivated. Let the past be where it is, cry it out and deal with the pain from this situation so that you can put your head up to move forward. Life was meant to be lived. Sorrowful times are part of living life. Let this difficult time become a lesson in how you learn more about your inner strength, what you are capable of and just how determined of a person you can be. Whatever you do, do not look back, keeping yourself motivated means you look ahead and always live in the current moment.

That Makes Me Feel Good, That Made Me Feel Good.

Whatever has happened in your life recently that has left you feeling sad, please don’t worry. I know that’s easy to say but I have been through and still am going through some emotionally weighing times. I try my best to focus on who I am, what my kids need from me and how I know in my heart of all hearts that I am a strong individual who has risen above any difficult situation. The key is to remain confident that you are worthy and that you are strong, deep within that broken heart is a place of determination to live life beyond what circumstances are tossed at you. Find that determination and run with it. Let your heart heal as you work towards a new normal for yourself and your loved ones.

Chin up, everything truly does happen for a reason, it’s just we don’t see that reason until later on in our life.

Affiliate Links to Products That Have Helped Me

Tips to keep yourself motivated during times of high sorrow or anger. When life seems like it has stopped, pick yourself back up with these steps.

9 thoughts on “How to Keep Yourself Motivated

  • September 11, 2017 at 10:55 am
    Permalink

    YES YES YES! Not looking back is key. We can’t go back in time so always best to stay moving forward.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Permalink

    It is hard to move forward when you feel damaged by pain. We all must still try though.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Permalink

    This is good advice. For me, I always feel better when I focus on accomplishing a goal… that usually gives me a sense of purpose and takes me out of my sadness. But I do find it really hard to get motivated enough to start in the first place.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    Permalink

    These are going to be super helpful strategies when you’re losing focus. I do think having supportive friends is a huge factor!

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    Permalink

    Great advice. I myself tend to hold on to things instead of simply letting them go. I know I have to get better at it. Thank you for posting this.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    Permalink

    I love this. Keep moving forward. I try so hard to teach my kids this too. It’s hard but necessary.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    Permalink

    September crashed in with some bad stuff, so this post has found a kindred spirit. Crying, being strong, and pushing through with my sights set on the other side. THe one thing I do know, is that no matters what happens, I will persevere and meet the challenge head on.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

    Reply
  • September 12, 2017 at 1:20 am
    Permalink

    A good cry fest seems to always help for me. These are some great tips.

    Reply
  • September 12, 2017 at 2:54 am
    Permalink

    Crying is definitely something everyone needs to do once in a while especially if you bottle up your emotions it really helps to make things a little better.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

...
Fans Love us