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It can feel like motivation is hard to come by, but it’s not. When you have the right tools, it’s easier than you think to find your motivation levels. There are plenty of things that can negatively impact your levels of motivation. These include stress, anxiety, and fear.
To move forward in life, you need a fair amount of motivation. In today’s material world, finding motivation can sometimes be difficult. This is because it competes with the bombardment of pictures and videos of amazing experiences that people post on Facebook and Instagram daily. It does not help that we have the constant pressure from the media to look better, feel better, and live a better life today. all at a higher standard than ever before.
I will give you some tips for staying motivated and boosting your energy levels today and all year long!
Create a Routine That Fits You
The easiest way to boost motivation is to create a schedule. Having goals helps you shift your focus and makes it clear that when you hit a certain milestone, you're going to get to work. I find getting eight uninterrupted hours of sleep every night one of the best things about creating a routine. It's not that sleeping makes me more productive, it just does. Routines give me clarity about my goals and allow me to stay motivated without having to think too hard about what set of activities I need to do each day.
Don't Wait Until You Feel Like It
Most people are waiting for motivation to move. Motivation will never come. It's you who drives yourself due to your goals, values and missions. If you are not motivated now then perhaps you are not up to your goals.
You must do it. You must push yourself to your limit. You must give it all you got. Do what you can when you can. Every step forward is progress. Every minute of exercise is redeemable. Every small act done towards your goal counts for something. The sum will be extraordinary when you do all the small things that add up.
Do Things You Are Excited About Doing
Most people would agree that doing something you enjoy is a great way to increase motivation. Each person has the innate ability to find opportunity and satisfaction in any activity. When we think of a new challenge at work or the desire to try something new, we often think of fulfilling our potential and living a new life. As a result, you become more focused and goal-oriented. It becomes easier to overcome discouragement if you work hard towards your goals.
At some stage, in all of our lives, we will be discouraged. I thought despair was just a part of life. But if we don't handle it properly, it can cause delays. So, whenever you feel hopeless, do something that will give you a boost in life again.
Spend Time with People That Motivate You
One of the most effective ways to increase motivation is to spend time with people who motivate you. Whether through a shared hobby or an interest group, spending time with others who support you can lift you up when you need it most. People generally connect with others who share similar interests and values. Whenever you come across people like this, you feel how much you have in common with them.
It doesn't matter where you are, what you're doing, or who you are talking to, the people who support you will ultimately motivate you.
You can spend time with people who always motivate you and then be with them. It doesn't matter whether it's your spouse, friend, family member, or coworker, there is always someone encouraging you to get up and do what you need to do.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Getting out of your comfort zone is hard. The more comfortable you are with a situation, the harder it can be to do something new or different. One of the biggest reasons we do what we do is because we enjoy it. When you like something, it becomes easier to start doing it again.
Don't stay in your comfort zone. You should take a step back if you have been doing the same thing for too long and ask yourself how to improve. Is there something wrong with what you're doing? What am I doing that actually makes you less successful? If yes, change something up, take a new approach or develop a new routine. Consistency is key to your new approach. Once you get going, your motivation will sky-rocket.
Setting Aside Time
When we set aside time for activities we enjoy, many positive things can happen. It is more likely that you will feel more energized when you set aside time for something you enjoy. This applies to everything from watching movies to reading books to working on a hobby. If you enjoy an activity enough to dedicate time to it, it unlocks the motivation you need to keep going. It's easy to get motivated when we have a goal in mind or realize we're on a path toward some goal. Being motivated is not difficult when you know how to get started.
Motivation is like a muscle, if you don’t exercise it regularly, you will weaken it pretty quickly. Of all the muscles in your body, motivation is the one most likely to be injured if you don’t use it effectively.
I will conclude this article by saying one more thing. Ambition is one of the aspects of life that has a great impact on us. Having ambition allows us to envision our future and helps us set goals. During busy times, it's easy to lose sight of what you want from your life, where to go, what you want, and this can cause people to be very unhappy. The right approach and mindset will keep you motivated every day, so you won't procrastinate or lose your drive.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2021 Tantowi Gilang
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 17, 2021:
Good points. Well presented.
OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on September 17, 2021:
Interesting. Spending time with people whl share the same dream witj you is important as you have said. Today, even if we cannot find such people closely by, we can employ the use of the internet which has made the world a global village by joining groups of people with the same mind and dream on the social media, learning from them and sharing your own views and perspectives to life and the dream with them.
Through this we shall touch the uttermost parts of the world...