Simple & Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself….When you want to GiveUP

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Zig Ziglar

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer

“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.”
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Some days you wake up motivated and ready to go. And some days things feel heavy as you arise and it is hard to get going and find that inner drive.Simple & Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself….When you want to GiveUP

 

Simple & Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself….When you want to GiveUP

Here are my favorite tips and habits for doing just that.

  1. Play music that gives you energy. One of the simplest things I do when I feel low in energy or motivation is to play music that is upbeat and/or inspires me in some way. A break with a few songs or working while listening to them for a while usually works well.That is smart way of motivation.
  2. Pump yourself up with a motivational video.

    For some of us, a song just might not cut it — maybe you need a more direct message, or maybe you (like me) can quickly tune out music as background noise. Never fear. If you need a quick jolt of inspiration, try a video to get your blood flowing.

  3. Get motivation from the people in your life. Spend less time with negative people who always look at the dark or apathetic side of things. And spend more of the time you have now freed up with enthusiastic or motivated people and let their energy flow over to you.
  4. Compare yourself to yourself Not with others and see how far you have come. Instead of deflating yourself and your motivation by comparing yourself to others who are so far ahead of you.
  5. Adjust your goal size. If a big goal in your life feels overwhelming set a smaller goal to find your motivation again. And if a smaller goal doesn’t seem inspiring try to aim higher and make it bigger goal and see how that affects your motivation.

    Some more ways….

  6. Take 2 minutes to look back at your successes. Close your eyes and let the memories of your biggest successes – no matter in what part of your life – wash over you. Let those most positive memories boost your motivation.
  7. Do the toughest task first. This will ease a lot of your day-to-day worries and boost your self-confidence for the rest of the day. 
  8. Remember to have fun. Or create fun in a task. Then you’ll stay motivated to do and finish it.
  9. Make a deal with yourself.  You can make the deal small or large. You simple tell yourself something like: When I’m done with this chapter/these reports I can take a walk in the park and enjoy an ice-cream
  10. Do something every day that makes you happy.Build some simple joys into your routine. Take time out of your schedule every month to volunteer for a cause that matters to you, put on a favorite piece of music while you’re brushing your teeth, or do something as simple as packing a lunchtime treat for yourself in the morning.

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