How to boost your motivation when you’re down

Nov 16, 2020

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There’s no doubt about it – 2020 has been a very crazy year.

So, a lot of us are looking forward to 2021 as a chance to get back to normal. But for many of you, you might be excited about 2021 for a different reason – because it’s the year you finally get to retire.

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How to boost your motivation

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Sometimes we all get a little down in the dumps, especially with everything that 2020 is throwing at us. But there are a few life hacks that can help you boost your motivation to soldier on!

If the thought of doing anything seems overwhelming, start small. Set small, manageable goals. As you meet these goals, you can start adding more on top of them until you ultimately achieve all of your goals. Reading, listening to uplifting music, and writing out your ideas are all good ways to start getting out of a slump.

One of the most important tips for boosting your motivation is to get up and move around! Get your blood flowing and build momentum toward accomplishing something.

Once you get started, you’ll be on your way to lasting motivation in no time!

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Rex Jackson

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