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Improve Your Motivation

Monday, September 23, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Improve Your Motivation

In today’s technology-driven, social media, fast-paced world, it is sometimes easy to get lost on your path and let distractions get the best of you. Sometimes, it can be so overwhelming enough that your motivation goes out the window and you seem to get nothing done and feel a little down on yourself. 

We understand that life throws curves and getting to where you want isn’t always a smooth ride, but there are ways to stay motivated even when it may seem impossible. Here are some good improvement motivation tips to keep you engaged in your work, your life and your happiness.

  • Self Evaluation - the first step you should take when you feel unmotivated is to figure out why you feel unmotivated. Analyzing the situation you are in and figuring out a solution to work towards can help get you out of the current state of funk you are in.
  • Show Gratitude - when you feel unmotivated, write down a list of things you are grateful for. While it may feel silly while doing it at first, it leaves you with a powerful message when complete - look at all of the things that you have in your life!
  • Exercise - moving your body is so important to achieve a greater feeling and better health. It releases endorphins and will give you more energy.
  • Visualize - kind of like when you were a kid making a “dream board” of things you wanted in life, except make it the adult version. A collection of photos put together in one place will remind you what it is that you really want in life and will really come in handy when you feel a little lost and confused and forget what you are working toward.
  • Journal - journaling has become a popular way to let out feelings - positive or negative. It can have a calming effect since you feel as though you are releasing your thoughts onto paper and can clear them from your mind. 
  • Change the way you work - procrastination and motivation go hand in hand. If getting started on a task seems hard to do with all the distractions around you (like social media), set minute goals for yourself. You can start with saying you will non-stop start on something for two minutes and from there, you may see yourself continuing on and on. Or you can try the Pomodoro Technique: work for 25 minutes and follow it with a 5-minute break and break your tasks into manageable sections.
  • Quotes - find quotes that inspire you and quotes that you feel connected to. Reading these daily can help give you a boost of energy and motivation.

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