Getting motivated is difficult but not impossible. To stay motivated is hard especially when a person is stressed out about one of the many things going on in his life. Below are few ways which talks about how to motivate yourself. Starting small if big leads to procrastinating: Breaking a big task into small parts and taking baby steps to achieve it avoid procrastination. Getting motivated from the people in your life: Spending more time with positive people than negative ones, so that their positive energy flow over to you. Playing music makes you energized: Listening to music can uplift mood and inspires a person in some way. Being optimistic: Pessimism can drain out both motivation and energy. The positive and constructive way of looking at things can energize and recharge your motivation. Creating a positive mindset: Positive thoughts helps a person to stay motivated and stay energized. Creating a feeling of gratitude: One of the easiest ways to feel good about yourself is to practice gratitude. You can practice gratitude by writing gratitude journal and making this a part of daily habits. Setting attainable goals that excites you: Letting go of big goals, instead choosing exciting goals that helps you stay motivated, but not so big that you makes you anxious when facing them. Eliminating distractions mercilessly: Distractions are the biggest enemy of focus. If you want to stay motivated, you have to eliminate distractions from life. Working on what you want in long term and thinking about positive things boosts motivation. Reminding yourself of why you are working toward this goal: The feeling of unmotivated and low energy leads to losing sight of your goals. So taking few minutes and writing down your top reasons for doing this work and putting that note where you can see it every day boosts motivation.