How To Stay Motivated During COVID-19

It’s been close to two months since we’ve been stuck in our homes and not able to see anyone. As state restrictions start to ease, some of us are still working from home or choose to stay home until things get better. Whatever your reason may be, many people are finding it hard to stay motivated during this difficult time.

Our daily routines have come to an end. Plans that were made for the summer are canceled. Just hanging out with our friends is now more complicated as we want to see them, but still be safe and social distance.

Even though this is challenging time in our lives, we must remember we’re all going through this together. You aren’t alone and most people are feeling the same way you do. That’s why it’s important to check-in on your loved ones and try to remain as positive as you can. The best way to do so is to stay motivated!

Here are some ideas:

  • Teach yourself a new skill or brush up on an existing one – It’s never too late to teach yourself something new (although it is tougher the older we get). With all this downtime, why not learn something that can help with your career? A skill that you can add to your resume? Or it can even be something in your personal life, like learning how to draw.
  • Make a vision board – Vision boards are very helpful because they make you see your goals everyday. The purpose of making one is to help you stay motivated and reach your dreams. It’s important to keep it out and somewhere visible so you can be constantly reminded. I personally have one and can vouch that it’s beneficial!
  • Read a book – What’s better than getting wrapped up in a new book and having something to look forward to? The best part is you can take your book anywhere (like your backyard or somewhere far from others) and have a new view while you’re reading. It’s better than being inside and watching the same Netflix series over and over.
  • Write everyday – Writing is a stress reliever and can help if you do it in the correct way. The point is to write your feelings down and get all the negative thoughts out. If you journal everyday, it can also help reduce anxiety. It’s like talking to someone, but that someone is you and only YOU will read what you wrote. Writing is a powerful outlet and you would be surprised how good it feels to reread some of your old thoughts.
  • Do things that you never have time for anymore – Before all this madness, many of us had hobbies that we loved, but couldn’t find the time for them. Well, isn’t this the perfect time to pick back up? Maybe even find a way to incorporate it back into your everyday lifestyle when things get back to normal?
  • Make future plans – Life is eventually going to get back to some kind of normal one day and we will continue on with our lives. Why not make future plans? I’m not saying buy a round trip to Norway or spend a bunch of money right now, but having something to look forward to is one of the most motivating things in life. It doesn’t have to be huge or expensive, but making some sort of plans will help keep you excited about the future and life after COVID-19.
  • Make a savings plan – This pandemic blindsided most of us and many were not ready financially. Having a savings plan is essential and unfortunately, this should be a learning experience. Money is a motivator alone and you should always have some kind of plan when it comes to saving your money.
  • Find yourself – All this time we have spent alone in the house, I can’t think of a better time to work on yourself. Self-improvement never ends and the point of life is to live as the best version of yourself. (You can read more about self- improvement here- Investing In Yourself. [Mind, Body, & Spirit])

I hope this list finds you well.

Even though all of this really does suck, if you wake up healthy, be grateful.

Xox

La Flare

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  1. I am doing a lot of these things, and they are definitely helping but I don’t mind admitting I can’t wait until we can go back to having events again. I really miss being around other human type peoples.

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  2. Great ideas!
    Honing my baking skill lately. Not disappointed, still, plenty of room for improvements.
    Tried making a list too, but a VISION BOARD sounds even better. Thanks!

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  3. I’m so motivated to do every single one of these now! You’ve actually really inspired me to create a vision board so I’m going to get started on that this weekend. Thanks for sharing! X

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  4. Love this! I have been reading a lot more which has helped my 2020 goal of reading 50 books this year. I also love vision boards. Do you have a picture of your vision board?

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  5. I actually returned to blogging and writing during COVID-19. It somehow brought me back to the things I used to love. Thanks for this!

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  6. I do most of these things right now as a way to deal with the trauma of the pandemic. I read the books I haven’t gotten the chance to read before and I am also saving! Yes that’s important -managing finances. Tough times. And also making plans for the future – it’s good to have something to look forward to. 🙂

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  7. Great post! I think a take away for me is a vision board. I have no idea how to make one, but it might be something I need as I am finding I’m becoming less organized the longer we are shut down and at home. Thanks for sharing! I have similar suggestions to managing stress and feeling great on my blog, and I totally love that you say take up a hobby. I am always advocating that!

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  8. I love this! This last month it’s been a little harder for me to find motivation — I’m going to try writing every day though! It’s definitely better to pace myself in terms of productivity, which is a skill I need to learn. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  9. These are great ideas! I find that doing something different every day keeps me motivated, because I’m constantly switching things up – it also helps make it feel less like the days are blurring all together LMAO.

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  10. I’ve been doing a lot of these things to fill my time while I’ve been in lockdown. I’ve managed to read a lot more books than I usually would which has been really nice as I’ve been able to get through some of my reading list too. I also started my blog which has filled up a lot of my time and I’ve been really enjoying writing from books reviews to book ideas I have for future, hopeful work. But, there are still plenty of ideas on your blog post that I’ll be trying out to fill up even more of my time.

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  11. I’ve been in lockdown for almost 4 months and motivating to do anything can be a challenge now. It was great to pick up a new hobby and have something creative to do that distracted me. Also just getting outside for a walk was a literal change of scenery and really helped!

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  12. I’ve been reading and writing every day, and that has definitely helped. I might try the “teach yourself something new” one pretty soon, although I feel I learn something new, albeit small, everyday.

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  13. Great post with some wonderful suggestions on how to take advantage of the situation that the pandemic has created. I’m always one to try and find the positive in any situation, but there are some days are definitely challenging to stay upbeat.

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  14. You’ve included some great points here. Just like many others, I’ve certainly struggled here and there these last few months and keeping busy has deffo helped. I’m deffo gonna take on board some of these points. Thankyou for sharing.

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  15. Great suggestions! My hubby is high-risk so we’re staying home except to go shopping or for a lunch out on a patio. It’s going to be a very long fall and winter if weather prevents us from patio time!

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    1. I feel as if the fall & winter will definitely be a struggle since outdoor activities are limited, like outdoor dining. Hopefully we can keep ourselves busy! Sending good vibes your way! Thank you for reading, as always!💕

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  16. We’re definitely living through some crazy times, aren’t we? When everything started shutting down and cancelling, I was super disappointed. After all, it killed any plans we had and turned our lives upside down. However, in time I realized that there have been some benefits. For me, it forced me to slow down. I am the kind of person that’s always on the go with little to no time just relaxing at home and suddenly I was home every evening and all weekend just kicking back and spending time with my husband and the dogs. Do you know what I realized? I genuinely enjoy it! Moving forward, I think I’m going to try to schedule more downtime like this so that I can just enjoy myself.

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    1. That’s awesome! I couldn’t agree more! After all this craziness this year, there was some good that came out of this. I think it helped us realize how precious life really is and we need to enjoy it. Thank you so much for reading!💖

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  17. Taking time to read books too and sharing my reviews about it on my blog. And making a savings plan too. Great tips you have here! It’s good to stay motivated even while in the midst of a pandemic.

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  18. These are great ideas. I started a blog and find that writing is a wonderful outlet. I have also been more intentional with my family and learned some things that they love… like video games and pickleball. 🙂

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  19. Writing has always been a love of mine, and this year has given me more time than ever to focus on it. I think that’s part of the reason why my new pet blog (just launched in 2020) has taken off as fast as it has – I have more time to put into it than I would have had if we weren’t navigating the lockdown. It’s a passion project for me, I LOVE pets, so I am adoring being able to focus this time and energy on sharing all things pet-related in that space.

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    1. Congrats!!!! I wrote this back in May before things got even worse lol !! Seems like we were on lock down all 2020!! Stay safe & healthy!! Thank you for reading!💖

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