How to stay motivated

Most people struggle with motivation, but it is even more challenging if you have mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. The thought of
doing anything may seem overwhelming.



But you can take slow, regular steps. Set small, manageable goals for yourself. As you meet those goals, you can add more goals to the list.


Don’t over-task yourself, and do not fail to congratulate yourself for every task you complete, no matter how small. This will help a great deal in boosting your self confidence.


Setbacks are normal. But developing a strong will can help you carry on and pick up where you left off.


Try as much as possible not to focus on your problem(s), as this can have a negative impact on your mood. Focus on feelings of gratitude instead, and don’t fail to read uplifting content, and surround yourself with positive people.


Give volunteering a chance, as helping others in need can help improve your sense of motivation.


So, go ahead, get motivated. Celebrate those small victories, and take things one step at a time.

18 Replies to “How to stay motivated”

  1. Thanks for your encouragement. 🙂

    Finding a balance between rest and motivation is difficult, especially when you’re anxious or depressed.

    One piece of your advice I especially agree with: “Focus on feelings of gratitude instead, and don’t fail to read uplifting content, and surround yourself with positive people.”

    Thankfulness has brought me out of many low points. (Of course, I’m not saying that simply being thankful will bring someone out of deep depression; just that it has helped me on many levels.)

    You may enjoy this low-to-thankful moment from my blog: https://saralivingfree.com/2019/05/15/mid-month-moment-how-i-learned-to-thank-for-joy/

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara.
      Gratitude has helped me a lot, also, to stay motivated.
      And yes, reading uplifting content and being around positive people can help those suffering from anxiety and depression.

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