Isabelle Daza gives advice on staying motivated
Isabelle Daza recently guested on Bianca Gonzalez’s “Paano ba ‘To” vlog series to share advice to their fans who ask for tips on how to stay motivated.
As per Gonzalez, how to stay motivated is a question she constantly gets from fans, so she decided to invite Daza, who she calls a driven woman, on the June 24 episode of “Paano ba ’To.”
While many people believe they have to be motivated to do something, Daza shared that sometimes, one does not need motivation to reach their goals.
“I heard this when I was bit younger and I don’t know if it’s applicable to everyone, but they told me sometimes you don’t need motivation, you just need to get it done,” said Daza. “That really stuck with me because motivation can be an excuse not to finish something or not to do something.”
She also said that there are days when one would feel lazy or be tempted to splurge money, but keeping one’s eyes on the goal or thinking long term is the key.
“Right now, especially in this generation, we’re very much into short-term gratification… we want things right now that [we] aren’t able to plan in the long term,” she said. “But if you reset your mind and build a habit and focus more on discipline, I think then you’ll be able to reach a goal that you set.”
For Daza, what she does every morning when she wakes up is to say what she is grateful for. She also writes down on a notebook what she wants to accomplish for the day, although she does not adhere to it strictly.
“When I wake up in the day, I say what I’m grateful for and then when I get down to my notebook, I write it down, what are the tasks I want to complete today? But at the same time, it’s also difficult because I don’t want to be the type of person that I just want to check all my to-do list because your to-do list will never end, so I try to just have a balance.”
“On a day that you’re not particularly feeling driven or inspired but you have to, do you have hacks, tips and tricks that you personally do to get you out of a funk?” asked Gonzalez.
Daza admitted she has days when she just wants to stay in bed or cuts her day short to go home early, but this is all for the sake of her mental health. Instead, what she always goes back to is being grateful.
“This is for my own mental health and it’s not gonna hurt me if i’m not working 24/7… but I always go back to this: being grateful. For me, the key to happiness and the key really to success is being thankful and grateful for whatever you have to do that day…,” she said. “If you just look at what you have, you’re already so lucky and blessed…”
In the end, she dispelled the notion that motivation will lift one up from all of their problems, saying it is unrealistic.
“People have this sense that motivation is really going to lift you from all your problems and everything’s gonna go away and you’re gonna read one quote online, ‘ok I’m gonna live with that quote,’” said Daza. “I don’t think that’s reality, I think reality is what you live with and how your mind-set is and motivation doesn’t come every single day.” Cody Cepeda /ra
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