When you’re down to your last dollar and feel all the strength is gone, it is incredibly easy to just give up, lie down and let life run roughshod over you. Unfortunately, this usually just makes matters worse.
So what do you do when life kicks you repeatedly? Some people turn to motivational posters, others look to religion for inspiration while others just ignore whatever problems they have.
Unfortunately, ignoring your problems will only make them worse. The only solution is to confront whatever’s wrong head on. It may be difficult, it may seem impossible at first, but it’s the only way things will get better.
The hard part to solving your problems can be staying motivated when you’re hit with another setback (and there will be another setback). How do prevent yourself from melting into a puddle of unmotivated flesh?
Break down your problem into smaller tasks
Say you’re having trouble making rent for your office every month. Without that space, you’re out of business. So how do you make sure you have more money at the end of the month? Break down your major problem (not enough money) and come up with different strategies to attack it from different angles. Three quick examples are: saving money, cutting costs, and earning more. Knowing that, take one of these strategies (saving money for instance) and break that down using what you know about your business or personal life to make it easier to accomplish. Try each strategy (or all three) and see which one works the best to help you solve your problems.
Look for tools to deal with it online
The best tools you have to stay motivated are usually found online for free (depending on what you need to do, some apps may cost you some money). If you are looking for ways to save money, there are plenty of tools online that can track your spending. There are also plenty of coupon sites available that list all the best deals out there which can help you cut costs. If you’re having trouble writing a blog every day, there are even apps out there that provide free writing prompts for you to play off of. A simple Google search can really change your life and help you stay motivated.
Ask for help
Finally, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re facing all your problems alone. If you don’t ask for help, no one will know you need it. Many people are so involved in their own lives that they can sometimes overlook friends and associates who might be struggling. Asking for help is the single best way to get things back on track. Whether they are helping you financially or otherwise, staying accountable to someone can help keep you motivated and keep you on track to solving your problems.
No one thing is going to help solve all your problems. The only person that can will be you.