How to stay motivated in tough times 🤍

 

Hey MAD fam! 

It’s time for our weekly love note and this week we felt called to talk about motivation during tough times. 

If you’re from Melbourne, we are in our second week of lockdown… 

For some, lockdown means Netflix and their favourite comfort foods, for others, it means anxiety, stress and wondering how they are going to put food on the table. 

But, I’m sure, for all, it means some form of worry in the uncertainty - which is why we wanted to chat about motivation. 

For both of us, our saviour has really been in keeping to our daily routine and habits, even if we haven’t felt like it. 

For us our daily habits look like: 

  • Getting up at 6 & making our bed
  • Moving our body 
  • Drinking 2L of water 
  • Eating food that fuels our body 
  • Practicing gratitude 
  • Doing our skincare routines
  • Getting to bed at 9pm (and getting 8 hours sleep) 

Whilst these may seem like small things, they make the world of difference to our mental health! 

We are both fortunate enough to still be working at this time, which has made keeping to our routine somewhat easier. 

We also just want to say, under no circumstance are we saying you HAVE to do these things. It’s a tough time, stress is high and the uncertainty is deflating. 

If you need to just be, and just get through the day, then by all means do that. 

There is no need to put pressure on yourself or strive for perfection, this is a time where we as humans, just need to do what we can do to get through. 

But, if you are looking for small actions that might make you feel better, then keep reading. 

Our biggest tip to you is to take action. 

People often wait for motivation to come before they take action, but action creates motivation and we know momentum, habits and dedication are the real drivers behind sticking to your routine and reaching your goals. 

We also recommend taking the pressure off, do what you can in this time. 

For example, if you are used to hitting the gym for 1 hour but can only fit in 20 minutes, then fit in 20 minutes - any movement is worth celebrating. 

Secondly, remember your why… don’t just do things to do things, or more to the point, punish yourself for not doing things… do things because you know they will help you! 

It may not sound motivating to eat veggies and drink your water, but at the end of the day, that’s what will make us feel our best & in tough times, sometimes it makes a world of difference. 

We are giving you permission to take the pressure off yourself, do what you can and make small and achievable goals each day to get through these weird and confusing times. 

Lastly, we just want to say, as a business, we want our community to know our door is always open (in this case our door is our DM’s) and we are here for our community. 

Please feel free to reach out if you need any help.

Kindest

Mads & Jayme x