If you have large goals that are going to take years to achieve it can be very easy to get deflated and feel like you aren’t making any progress. Personally I prefer to have a rough ten-year plan with steps I need to achieve each year to meet all the goals on time. In most cases I get distracted by trying to complete all the smaller steps that I lose track of time and forget about how far away the final goal is. Most People call these S.M.A.R.T. goals, but I prefer to call them my tada list.
I call these my Tada lists because after I print it up and format it into a list with ticky boxes, when I cross things out I shout tada. Not only do sound effects make everything better, but having that check mark beside each thing as I go through the list is visually rewarding, but yes I realize how much of a nerd/dork I am and I have no shame in it whatsoever. I’m one of those people who needs to see that things are getting done, so this method works wonders for me.
The second biggest part of me staying motivated is truly making my goals a priority and making an effort to slowly chip away at them each day. I say try because I know that some days life just gets in the way and I do not have the time or the energy to work on the next thing on the list. Then there are those days where the desire to roll out of bed is nonexistent, this has gotten worse since I switched from a spring bed to a memory foam mattress haha. Those days I have myself half an hour to an hour to get it together and start the day, because laying in bed all day solves nothing.