This might seem like a small thing, but it’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to keeping your motivation from feeling like it’s wearing you out.
As we all know, motivation is one of the most important factors in getting things done in life. Without a sense of motivation, no matter how hard you try, nothing will happen.
You’ll just end up resenting anyone who asks you to do something because you don’t feel like doing it. And if you think about it rationally, that was probably the whole point to help yourself get back into balance and stay motivated again!
We all know that failure is part of being human (at least for those who aren’t good at hiding their failures), so what we do when we fail isn’t really important (except maybe to us).
Unless that is, we want to continue trying new things and learning new things. Or maybe we just want to prove a point or show someone that we can do it too! Whatever be the case, here are some ways that you can keep your motivation from going stale.
Chunk Your To-Do Lists
If you are planning on doing a lot of writing tasks or lots of networking or socializing or simply don’t feel like doing much, you should definitely consider chucking your to-do lists.
Simply put, if you are not doing anything on your to-do list, then what the hell are you doing reading this? Chucking your to-do lists will help you stay focused and on-task and avoid feeling too confident. Having a list that you know you will go through with ease will also help you stay on track with your life.
Visualize Your Future
Visualizing your future is a great way to stay busy and on-task while building confidence and self-esteem. It can also help you to identify areas of growth and improvement that you can improve upon. You can choose to visualize yourself as an airplane that is about to take off from a runway.
You could choose to picture yourself as an engineering architect who is about to start working on plans for the future, or you could choose to picture yourself as an accountant who is about to start earning her income as an accountant. Whatever you choose to do, visualizing it will help you to stay focused and on-task.
Be Proactive Not Reactive
This might sound simple, but it’s a good rule of thumb that many people don’t seem to follow. They want to do things deliberately and get things done, but then feel like they aren’t really doing anything.
This often happens when we’re too busy being enablers. We constantly tell others that they should do things by themselves when really we should be helping them become more ambitious and take control of their lives.
Reactive and toxic people don’t know how to get things done. They are either too busy being too busy, or they are just not ready to take the steps needed to become more ambitious.
Get Consistent Exercise
People who don’t get enough exercise tend to be inactive and unproductive. They often don’t have the energy or the desire to do anything. When you get enough exercise, you start to feel enthusiastic and engaged again.
You are also likely to have more energy and a better chance of achieving your goals. It doesn’t matter if you want to lose weight or earn more money. Doing something will get you more engaged and engaged in life than doing nothing.
Eat & Drink Right
Eating and drinking right are two of the best ways to build and maintain motivation. Eating healthy is key to building confidence and self-esteem.
It will give your body the fuel it needs to work hard and stay physically active. It will also make you feel good and happy. Eating out a lot can be exhausting and messy.
So, if you are looking for a way to stay motivated, eat at home. You can make sure to get your fill of company food (if there is any) and still be able to focus on getting things done.
Focus On The Work Not The Rewards
It is important to focus on the work, and not the rewards. The wrong focus can lead to burnout. Find your main task, and try to do it well.
If you are not able to do your task, place importance on it, but avoid becoming too bogged down in the task. The correct approach is to seek rewards for good work. This will allow you to stay motivated and continue working hard towards your goal.
Reward Yourself For Progress
Rewarding yourself for progress is a great way to ensure that you are still motivated upon finished work. This will help you to keep your focus on the task at hand and improve it.
Additionally, it will help you to become more efficient and effective. When you are working hard every day, it’s important to give your all no matter how tedious the task may be, this will motivate you to keep going and go further.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
We all have different sizes and types of minds, and when it comes to comparing yourself to others, you need to stay on the level-headed side. Most of us have a lot of good intentions when we try to be better.
But the fact that we don’t see anyone else succeeding, or even being able to finish something, is actually very encouraging. This means that we can take a step in the right direction and show others that we can do it too.
Consider Who We Are Spending Time With
If you’ve been feeling a little stuck, it might be worth considering who you’re spending time with right now. It might be nice to know what you’re doing with your time but it doesn’t mean that you have to put all your energy into reading Don’s books or looking up all the latest gossip online.
It might be better to spend your time with people who you feel comfortable around and who you know you can talk to about what you’re working towards.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
As we all know, positive people are great motivators. They are also able to make things happen when things are really stacked against you.
If you are always finding it hard to make a change, if you always feel like you are being sought after, or if you always feel like you have something to prove to anyone, then it might be time to get out of the box and start creating your own path.
Keep Learning And Do What You love
Do what you love. This is the ultimate way to make your motivation stick around. Why do you love what you do? Because it’s what keeps you going.
Because it gives you updates on what’s going on in the world. Because it makes you feel useful. Because it makes you feel connected with others.
Because it gives you the sense of accomplishment that you’ve been craving. Yes, it can all keep your motivation coming back to you.
Be Curious & Explore New Things
Finding out new things is the ultimate motivation. Whether you’re interested in medical research, social distancing, or entrepreneurship, it’s the only way that you’re going to get what you want out of life.
So open up the door to new options and challenges because that’s what life is really about trying new things! So, don’t be afraid to pick up a new hobby or two if you’re able to do it comfortably with friends.
It doesn’t matter if you have to be at home in the evening or if you have to take the train to work. As long as you feel safe doing it, it’s going to be a great way to spend some time out of the day.
Get Outside, Move And Breathe
If you are always looking for ways to do something more and more, you are probably not doing yourself any favors. You need to get outside, do something that keeps you active and energetic, and helps you to stay healthy.
If you are always looking at the world as one big competition, then it might be time to get out of the way and allow others to do what they want.
At the end of the day, motivation is something that comes with hard work. It is not something that you will just come up with on your own. It takes a lot of consistent effort and knowledge to find the right set of circumstances to get it.
And if you don’t feel like you are getting enough of it, or working out the kinks, or feeling guilty for not doing enough, then maybe it is time to try something different.
And don’t forget to give yourself the love and input that you need to make sure that you are achieving your goals. Even if you aren’t sure how, or if your goals are even possible to achieve. Be consistent with your goals and you will see results.