You’ve heard the saying “Two heads are better than one”, and we agree! Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive and loyal friends is the perfect recipe for creating a motivational environment. Let’s take a look at some small ways that you and your friends can better each other and climb the ladder to success along the way!
1. Send Daily Messages of Reaffirmation
A small message really goes a long way. Whether you compose a short text, shoot an email or send through a little Facebook message, your choice of digital (or even print) communication is a small daily reminder that can motivate the people you care about. It will show and make your friends aware that you’re thinking of them and believe in them.
2. Share Goals
Sharing goals is an easy way to keep tabs on the bigger picture. You may be looking to switch to a healthier lifestyle, get promoted at work or even just be focusing on some self improvement. Whatever your goal is – finding someone with a similar mission will make it fun for the both of you! Bouncing ideas off each other is the perfect motivation for getting people to reaching their goals.
3. Share Disappointments
As much as sharing successes and goals is important, it’s also important to share your setbacks. Being realistic and letting your bestie know you slipped up on this week’s diet, or about an issue at work, is important as it generates support and understanding. Sharing stories of when things don’t work for you, will help each of you acknowledging the normality of it. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again! It’s always easier when there is someone there to help you along the way.
4. Schedule Face-to-Face Catch Ups
Sounds like an obvious one right?! Unfortunately, in today’s busy society, it’s easy to get caught up in the digital world. Meeting face to face can make a world of difference in reinstating goals and talking through any obstacles either of you may have faced. It’s easy for little details to slip through the cracks when texting/emailing etc. It is the small details that makes meeting up personal and meaningful.
5. Create a Shared Checklist
Make a joint checklist with your bestie! It’s a great motivational and handy tip that will keep you and your bestie informed about how your goals are coming along and any milestones the both of you have reached. Being exposed to friends that are motivated in the same areas of interest and seeing them achieve their goals is crucial in creating a motivational environment!
6. Healthy Competition
There’s nothing like a little bit of healthy competition to take you and your bestie to the top! Staying competitive and interested in your joint goals is a great way to motivate each other. Keeping things low-key, social and most of all fun, is important for this to work. You don’t want to make this too serious of a competition either – keep it pleasant and enjoyable. Happy bestie, happy you!
7. Stay Supportive
Even if you find yourself struggling to stay motivated personally, staying supportive and recognizing your bestie’s achievements is an important part for your friendship and also for your bestie. Afterall, we all want what’s best for our loved ones!