Getting that initial burst of motivation is not difficult. In fact, you might have gotten a little motivated to buy something just by reading the title of this blog post.
It is the maintaining of motivation that is the most difficult to achieve.
You can get a spark of motivation just about anywhere, while you’re reading a good book, while you’re waiting in line for coffee, or while you’re singing your heart out in the shower.
Motivation is not hard to come by, but how do you maintain it? The answer, by surrounding yourself with items that will continue to ignite that spark and keep the fire burning.
Most people need help maintaining motivation in their workspace. Simply because your brain knows that this is the place where it needs to work when it doesn’t really want to.
The key to maintaining motivation lies not only in the power of your mind, but in the items that you keep around you. You need something to keep you organised and free of clutter, something that makes you happy when you look at it, and something that inspires you to continue and not give up.
I like to maintain motivation with organisational supplies, grouping these into three categories: something practical, something cute and something inspirational.
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You can only imagine how hard it would be to get something done if you can’t even see your workspace right? This is where organisational supplies come in handy to keep your space clear of clutter.
Of course, organised clutter does exist, but I’m sure that it doesn’t refer to having paper and a whole bunch of stuff strewn across your desk haphazardly.
The key ingredient to maintaining motivation is to free your mind of clutter, which you can definitely assume would be hard to do if your workspace was full of clutter.
The first step to getting organised and maintaining your motivation is to write everything down. Write down anything and everything that needs to be done and then sort them in order of priority. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to make your list pleasant to look at while you’re at it.
Then, you want to make sure that you actually have room to do what you need to do. So, organise your desk, place everything in its right location and make sure that you actually have some empty space on your desk.
Now that your workspace is clean and free of clutter, move onto brightening it up and personalising it so that it actually feels like it’s YOUR space and somewhere where you can let your mind be creative.
Being able to see things that make you happy is a surefire way to keep you motivated and wanting to stay at your workspace.
You could have a figurine that you love, a picture of your pet, a bobblehead that makes you laugh. The possibilities are endless, so place a few personalised touches to your workspace and make yourself want to be there.
Once you have a workspace that is clean and brings a smile to your face, you want to work on feeling inspired every time you sit down.
You could perhaps make a collage of various things that inspire you and print it out, or have a framed photo of someone who is an inspiration to you.
You could draw inspiration from something that you want to achieve one day. If you want to become a writer, place a model typewriter on your desk, or if you want to travel the world, place a small world globe.
Having something there to remind you of your goals and dreams will inspire you to work harder towards achieving that goal, and help with sparking and maintaining your motivation.
Hopefully, with these ideas, you’ll be able to successfully learn how to use organisational supplies to maintain motivation and complete the goals you set for yourself in your to-do list.