Let us know if any of these thoughts sound familiar?
“I would have been able to finish that task if I had more motivation.”
“How come some days I feel motivated, but some days I don’t?”
“I wish I knew the secret to becoming motivated!”
Now, motivation is an interesting thing as it can come and go in waves. Plus, some of our actions can slightly impact it, such as our sleeping patterns, eating habits and overall thoughts.
The following hacks may not be able completely transform your overall motivation, but they can certainly help!
Whether you are having a good or bad day, it’s key to be kind to yourself. Pushing yourself too hard and not respecting your limits can bring on added pressure.
That feeling of pressure can actually make us more likely to procrastinate due to the fear of not being good enough.
On the flip side, when we treat ourselves with compassion, our motivation and willingness to succeed can increase.
Set Healthy Rewards
Setting small rewards for yourself throughout the day can be very motivating. These rewards don’t have to be significant by any means. Plus, it’s always nice having something to look forward to.
You can set up a little reward system for yourself based on milestones.
Let’s say you have to complete a 5-page PowerPoint for work. Every time you finish one slide, you can treat yourself to a snack or watch a show for 20 minutes.
Incorporate Fun Tasks When You Can
We are much more likely to put off tasks we find boring or scary. Pairing something we don’t love with something we do – can help make the task at hand much more fun.
You can listen to music or a podcast while running errands, call your best friend while cleaning the house, or watch your favorite show while cooking dinner.