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How to Stay Motivated During Tough Times

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In the mobility and accessibility industry, we are constantly reminded that life is hard and can change in an instant.  Whether you’ve recently become a wheelchair user, you are experiencing financial strain, going through difficult times in your family or having trouble in your career, it’s hard to stay motivated and keep moving forward.  At EZ-ACCESS, we learn about difficult situations in mobility daily, so we thought today would be the perfect day to offer suggestions on how to stay motivated during tough times.

Start Small

Looking at the situation as a whole can be intimidating, but breaking it down into small steps that are reached and celebrated will traditionally lead to greater motivation.  Some of you may be in too deep to even see the light at the end of the tunnel, which can make it hard to keep going, but with small achievements, you’ll find the will to keep moving forward.

Remember Why

While we just suggested celebrating baby steps, it is important to keep the final goal in your sights.  Keep in mind why you are cutting back spending, getting up early for exercise or continuing to dedicate time to a job that you dislike.  This way, when things get hard and you forget why you are begrudgingly completing this task, you’ll be reminded of the end goal and keep going.

Keep it in Perspective

When we are dealing with a difficult life situation, we can often lose sight of the aspects of our life that are going well.  Remember to keep the difficult part of your life in perspective and don’t let it the positive areas of your life such as family relationships.

Limit Yourself

Learn how to keep a healthy balance.  Some individuals tend to get lost in the difficult situation and forget to balance with breaks from the situation.  Take breaks to spend with family, with your hobbies or on your own with a good book.  When you return to the task at hand, you’ll be able to look at it more objectively.

Most importantly, find the good in your situation and try to witness personal growth, and also ask for help.  EZ-ACCESS works with vendors and customers to help find the best solution for mobile accessibility.  If you’re struggling to navigate your home as a new mobility user, reach out to EZ-ACCESS and let us know your situation so that we can help!