5 Ways to Be More Motivated

Thursday, July 17, 2014

5 Ways to Be More Motivated
Easy tricks to keep you moving forward.

  1. Listen to music.
Make a playlist specifically for motivation, and put only the songs that make you want to get up and do something. Whether that something is dancing, or going out with friends, making your dreams come true, or taking over the world, create a playlist that gets you moving, and listen to it often.

2. Daydream.
Teachers may call us out and punish us for doing this in class, but daydreaming has been proven to increase our productivity. Daydreaming allows us to come up with all the scenarios we wish would happen…as well as all the ideas to make them happen. Motivate yourself by giving yourself the head space to accomplish your dreams.

3. Become a morning person.
This one is much harder to accomplish. You’ll have to set your alarm and force yourself out of bed those first few early mornings. But if you keep at it, you’ll see how adaptable our bodies are. Our bodies can adapt to anything it’s faced with consistently. Even waking up early in the morning. And by adding more hours in your day, you’ll get the chance to accomplish much more than you would by sleeping half the day.

4. Find your fix.
Mine is coffee. But yours could be anything from tea to plain water. Or perhaps it’s not a beverage at all. Perhaps it’s five jumping jacks. Or going for a run. Find whatever it is that makes you feel most motivated whenever you do it.

5. Feel the love.

I know it’s hard to get motivated about things that we don’t like to do, the things we have to do out of pure responsibility. But no matter how tedious a task, there’s always a chance to find the good in the situation. It starts with a positive mindset. Instead of telling yourself you have to wash the dishes, tell yourself how grateful you are that you get to wash the dishes. You have dishes! You had a full plate of food! And running water! And sanitation! Feeling the love yet?

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