10 Hacks to Keep You Motivated no Matter What

It’s not always easy to be your own superhero, training at the gym, taking the dog for a walk, or taking care of the kids while balancing work, your social life and trying to maintain a decent household. It really can get overwhelming at times, and there are only so many hands and feet you can employ to get the job done.

You don’t even have to have a family, balancing work and free time can be stressful enough as it is. And while your goals and the image of your dream physique you have envisioned in your heart are still able to push you to get it done day in and day out, sometimes you just need a good pick-me-up.

Here to help you restore your energy and drive are ten hacks that will keep you motivated, with your eyes set on the prize and your heart hell bent on greatness.

1. Envision your future

There’s nothing that can get you to turn off the TV and wipe the crumbs off your shirt in determination to get up and get your glorious behind back into the gym like a good daydreaming session. What is it that you want to achieve? 

What does your dream physique look like? Is the powerful image of your future self not enough to inspire perseverance in your heart? Close your eyes, and envision the future you want to create.

2. Play some kickass tunes

Do you remember that guy at your gym running on the treadmill, listening to something on his smartphone you wish you could hear, to find out what gets him so overly excited and motivated? You know, the guy that thinks he’s Rocky Balboa while he’s warming up.

You want to be that dude, well, in your own female way. That’s why you need to stuff your phone with motivational tunes and don’t just stick to one band or genre, add variety to the mix and keep it fresh at all times.

3. Dwell in the past

To get one thing straight, you shouldn’t dwell in the past, at least not often. But when you’re in a bind, and you’re unable to find your guiding star, the past might just be the kick in the butt your need. 

There are a handful of things in life that can motivate a person like an image from the past, so ask yourself, do you want to go back to how things used to be? Exactly, so get up and get moving, or your past will catch up to you.

4. A spotless approach

Within a clean environment resides a healthy and thriving mind. In case you thought you were one of those creatives thriving in chaos, better think again, because a cluttered living environment is good for nothing more than killing your drive and enthusiasm.

So, what are you waiting for? Chop-chop, de-clutter you living space and witness your mind and soul starting to gain some much-needed clarity.

5. Make a schedule

People like to think that not having a schedule makes them daring adventurers and what not, but the truth is, without a schedule in place, you’ll become nothing more than a glorified procrastinator. 
The lesson here? Make a schedule, day by day, task by task. You’ll find that you’re getting things done better than ever before, your gym sessions included.

6. Empower yourself

If you want to be your own hero, you need to wear the cape as well. A hero looks the part at all times, and you are no different. 

The right training equipment and clothing can make all the difference not only for your performance, but also how you perceive yourself in the mirror. You can dress yourself up for success at Ryderwear, in order to inspire your mind, body and soul to get up, get to the gym, and crush your goals.

7. Bring your entourage

If you have friends that love to train, bring them with you. Friends motivate friends to stay dedicated and productive, and never skip leg days. Be sure to push yourselves and find inspiration in one another while maintaining a healthy competitive spirit.

8. Inspire others

Your Instagram account can be so much more than a place to post selfies with your cat, and yes, she’s precious. Find your motivation in the power of social media and start inspiring others to follow in your healthy footsteps. You will find that there is nothing more inspiring than being an inspiration to others.

9. Make a business out of it

Social media is a hub for lucrative business opportunities. If you need extra motivation to work out, here it is: the more you work towards your goals, the more opportunities for sponsorships and endorsements you will have. Think about that, it could change your life.

10. Broaden your horizons

Finally, nothing bad ever happened from learning new things. You might have grown accustomed to the same fitness game, and the time has finally come to broaden your horizons and venture into new and unexplored territory. 

Whether you create a new fitness trend of your own, or you simply try out different training regimes, you are bound to find new inspiration and rekindle the fire in your heart.

Working out is a reward on its own, yet sometimes it can become overwhelming. Fortunately, now you have ten fresh motivational hacks to guide you through the storm and into the light, so grab a hack or two, wear your cape proudly, and be the hero of your own story!

*This article is a guest post by Samantha Olivier.

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Author Bio: Sam is a mom of two and a fitness blogger when she can manage it. She is addicted to running and collects running shoes (17 pairs at the moment), and can make the best Chicken Alfredo on her block.

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  1. This post is most defo for me, cos I lack motivation these days.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Happy Monday!

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  5. Awesome tips! She really has a point :-)


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  7. Life really is not easy and sometimes we need to stop, breathe and read these tips to stay strong and happy.
    I loved it! :)


  8. Very interesting tips, thanks for sharing!!



  9. These are great ideas, Rae. I think music is awesome for us - it really can brighten up our day. I've always found it to be soothing.


  10. I definitely agree with these, especially envisioning your future and keeping a tidy work space!
    One cool technique I saw was to get a notebook and write down your long term goals in the front page. Then every day, write down the things you did and see if any contributed to your goals. It helps keep you on track!

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