How to Stay Motivated

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We all have had those days in which we just look into the distance, re-evaluate our existence, fantasize about a different life, and search on Google to see if flights to Mars are a thing yet.

Some months ago, a good friend of mine send me a meme with a message that read:
“Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.” 
I plan on printing that out and hang in somewhere in my room because it is one of the best, most truthful sentence I’ve read. 
Let’s be real. Working a full time job (40 hours or more a week) can be exhausting. Working a full time job at an office, with fluorescent lights shining over you, a ridiculously low AC freezing your bones, where you don’t get to see the daylight may sound like a death sentence. Even if I am being overly dramatic (which I am, usually, sorry!), the truth is that we have all used our 8 to 5 as an excuse for not doing anything else in our lives. That, my friends, is the real death sentence. 
When we don’t find time to do what we love, we end up being unhappy and frustrated. Take me for example. I am the type of person who is always looking to learn something new. For a year or more I wanted to learn French, but I put my job as an excuse for not enrolling in the course. “I can’t on weekdays, I’m too tired on Saturdays. I’ll teach myself.” All that until I realize that if I didn’t learn now, it would be even more difficult to do it a few years later. Long story short, I finally enrolled in a French course on Saturdays and I LOVED it. Take that from a person who hates mornings but woke up at 7:30 a.m. on SAT-UR-DAYS to take a class. It became my favorite thing to do and what I look forward to every week. 
With this in mind I can only tell you: 
  • Life’s too short to stop doing the things you love in favor of work.
  • Evaluate yourself, see what you like and find inspiration on it.
  • Take time to do such things even if you’re tired.
  • Set goals.
  • Grow yourself, your knowledge, your happiness.
  • Leave behind toxic environments and places where growth is not possible.
  • When you stop growing, you start dying.
  • Change is possible only if you make it possible.
  • Make it possible.
I hope that with these in mind, you can stay motivated regardless of the situation you’re in. How do you stay motivated? Leave a comment below!

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