How to Motivate Yourself


It becomes easy to get things done when you are motivated. You will not be able to get a thing done no matter how organized, careful and detailed you are if you cannot motivate yourself. Conversely, if you are able to motivate yourself, then it will become easy for you to get things done. Self motivation can help you accomplish a range of things including small and big things alike. How do you achieve the motivation you need for success if it is the determining factor to your life promotion? 

Speak to yourself in the second person

This simply implies referring yourself with the word “you”. It was discovered by researchers at the University of Michigan that this is a very potent way of self motivation. In other words, you need to tell yourself “You need to do something” rather than “I need to do something”. It has been discovered that this method proved effective for groups of people. It also helps people who are anxious and stressed in their tasks to accomplish them.

How to motivate yourself?

Love the Unpleasant Parts

People who have done resistance training before will always advice you to love the burn if you do not want to give up. You may not be able to run away from the pain of completing tasks, however, you can avoid the suffering of getting the tasks completed. You will be able to leverage the feelings of stress and pressure to your benefit if you embrace them. You should anticipate and expect them just like bodybuilders expect the ache that often accompanies a difficult workout.

Get yourself rewarded

The reward may not necessarily be a big stuff. A mere cup of coffee or cool water can make the difference. You may not really know it but this could make a big difference in your life. With the little rewards, it will become easier for you to forge head through the day. However, more difficult tasks should be accompanied by bigger rewards.

Reward yourself for motivation

Subdivide Big Tasks into smaller units

Depressed folks find it difficult to get off their beds in the morning. Thus, their therapists have them subdivided the tasks into different units. This could involve pulling off the covers, getting a foot on the ground and so forth. You can accomplish lots of tasks by dividing them into several units. No matter how difficult the task is, you should begin by dividing it into smaller steps. In case cleaning the garage and taking the stuffs to eBay won’t motivate you, you might be motivated by walking to the garage and taking the stuff.

Do something else

Perhaps, you cannot even walk to the garage to get the things done but you do not have to sit there watching TV and leave off the things you should be doing. It is better you rather do something else. You can decide on just about any other thing to do. This might include cleaning the kitchen, picking up the dry cleaning, making a pot of tea for yourself and so forth. Inertia is usually a barrier to getting motivated. The easiest way to continue moving is to get moving and with this, you can easily move from one set of task to another. However, if you decide to sit without doing anything, you might as well continue doing that.

Take some breaks for motivation yourself

Take some breaks

If you are feeling bored and tired doing the task, then it might as well be the right time to take some walks. You do not even have to go to the Facebook, just stand up and take some walk and a break. This will help you to come back to the problem refreshed and ready for it.


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