In this blog post, I’d like to share with you 15 smart and easy ways to motivate yourself.
Before we dive into the subject, I’d like to mention that motivation is a fickle emotion, and it’s a just tiny part of success equation.
Honestly there are times that things feel heavy, and having a strategy to get yourself out of that, is necessary to knock off your tasks
So, let’s delve into the 15 easy and smart ways to motivate yourself today:
15 Smart and Easy Ways To Motivate Yourself
Sometimes we lose motivation because the task is hard to start on, and that is completely normal.
Instead of not doing anything, break it down into small chunks, without needing any motivation
A lot of distractions going around can also lower your motivation as well.
When many things happening around you, will increase your level of cortisol, making you stressed, and overwhelmed much faster.
If you’re using too much social media, think on spending less time in the virtual wold, and go out spend some time with real people.
Further Reading: 5 Top strategies to stop killing time and be productive
3.Get motivation from other people
If you’re going alone trying to accomplish things in your own, you’re already setting yourself up to failure.
No one in the human history achieved something in his own. All of them without any doubt, they have a mentor that guided them to hit their aims.
When you’re feeling unmotivated, ask for help. You can hire a coach, read book, watch a YouTube video, to kick yourself out from this state, and keep going.
4.Compare yourself only to yourself
That’s the biggest trap of all. Most people are wasting their time on comparing themselves to others that are above them, and this is why they lose the inner drive.
Comparison should be only for inspiration. So you need to ask yourself the right questions.
How can I be like this person? learn from him, follow his path and you’ll get the same results.
5.Play some good music
Listening to music is also good way to uplift your energy and feel better.
Consider to play some soft music while you’re working on a task, and while you’re taking a break.
6.Read positive and instructive book, or articles
While you’re feeling down, most of your thoughts are negative, isn’t?
To help direct your focus, and energy, pull up an instructive article to read on your phone (like this one), or a book, and this will immediately shift your thinking, and thus you’ll motivated back again.
7.Be kind to yourself
Probably you’re not motivated, because you’re not getting the results that you want, and that can be discouraging.
Instead of beating yourself up, finding all the raisons why it doesn’t work out, accept that, and nudge yourself back on the path you were on.
Look for new solutions, think about new ways, ask for help to make things work.
8.Remid yourself with what you accomplished so far
Another tip for you to catapult your motivation to the roof, and feel excited again to remind yourself of your old wins.
Our mind is always looking for threats, and the messiness in our life, that’s its purpose, and that’s OK.
To overcome that, write down some accomplishments you’ve had in your life, to switch the negative energy into a positive one.
9.Be grateful for what you have
Gratitude is the antinode of misery and negativity.
Whenever you feel down, come up with 3 things that you’re grateful for.
It doesn’t have to be big things, a lot of things that we got for free but we take for granted, like our health, brain, the air you’re breathing, your health that are worth to pounder on.
Further Reading: 5 Essential habits to be thankful and be happy in life
Smiling is the elixir of positive energy. When you smile you instantly feel good about yourself, even if it’s a fake one, and that powerful way to recover back your motivation.
11.Declutter your workspace
Working in cluttered environment is the best way to lose your inner drive.
If you want to feel good, you must work in an organized and good environment, otherwise, you’ll feel unsatisfied, and unhappy.
12.Reduce the tasks in your to-do list
Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed because you have to much to-do’s in your list that you couldn’t handle, and that will affect your level of motivation.
Leave out the unnecessary tasks that will not provide much return on your most important goals, and focus on the ones that will get you where you want to be.
13.Miminize the goal size
Having a big goal can also be intimidating, and that can also impact your motivation level.
If a goal is not overwhelming, set a smaller one that you certainly you can achieve.
Your goals need to be SMART (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and have a time frame).
Further Reading: 4 Tips to achieve your goals
Exercising is a great to boost your mood, and feel good.
While you’re exercising your body release endorphin known as the happiness hormone.
15.Go out in nature
Being around nature will help you to get high and positive energy that will induce happiness, and fulfilment to your soul.