If you have a tough time staying motivated, there are three tips that can help a person keep focused on their short and long-term goals. If you practice never quitting, remembering to laugh and smile and improve your education, you will have an easier time motivating yourself.
Motivation doesn’t come easy when there isn’t anyone else to give you a pat on the back, but with these tips, you will have the ability to pat yourself on the back.
It’s easy for someone to tell you not to quit, but saying it and practicing it are two very different things. Make sure that even if you take a break, you get back at it and keep your goals for the day in insight, even if it’s just to give the baby a bath or clean the kitchen up.
Keep a picture of someone you love, a memory, or a long-term goal (like a place to vacation), with you and look at it when you feel a lack of motivation. Think like a winner. Know that you will succeed at what you want to do in life, and to do the big things, you have to accomplish the small things. Keep your thoughts positive. Manifest greatness. Don’t let doubt dominate your thoughts.
Always smile when you are happy, even when you are alone. Okay, so we all may look a goofy little sitting at our desks smiling at nothing, but so what. A smile or a laugh at memory is always motivating. Anger and depression directly affect your amount of motivation; make sure you are trying to always practice happiness until it’s natural. I know this its a tough one. Happiness comes easier to some, but if you try to focus on the good, this will help your motivation.
Educate yourself. This looks different for everyone. Whether it is reading a book or going back to school, there is no wrong answer. Training for a marathon? Grab a book to start learning about what training plan to use, how to fuel your body, and learn about the muscles you will be using. There are also lots of online seminars and classes available. It doesn’t have to be running related. If you are looking to change jobs, educating yourself can help further your career options. Even a 6 month online certificate program can help boost your prospects.
If you want to make more money, learn something that will help you get a raise. If you don’t like your job, learn something that will help you get a better job. If you feel educated, then you usually feel motivated to get what you want in life; therefore, a sink full of dishes becomes a little bit of nothing, instead of a whole lot of something.
Keep your head up by using these techniques, and the small daily goals you accomplish with your ability to motivate yourself will help you with keeping yourself motivated long-term. Pictures or something that reminds you why you do what you do on a daily basis can help motivate you when you don’t feel like moving any further. Put a picture of the marathon medal on your fridge. Keep your dream vacation printout on your desk. Help yourself stay motivated with little reminders.
Keep yourself laughing, watch a comedy or tell some jokes with friends, so you stay positive every day. Continue to challenge yourself, always find something new to learn, so you feel mentally able to take on any challenge. There are always smaller pieces that fit together to make a big picture; daily motivation techniques are always necessary to succeed in your life. Remember, take it in baby steps. Don’t get overwhelmed by the big picture.
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