3 Ways To Motivate Yourself

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Motivation | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Motivate Yourself

intentions-be-positiveSometimes it is not easy to motivate yourself.  Whether you are supposed to be eating right, studying, or exercising, you might find it difficult to follow through your plans.  Often we procrastinate when in fact we should motivate ourselves to achieve our goals.  Once you fail too many times, you seriously start to lack any sort of motivation even to begin.  However, if you truly want to motivate yourself to achieve the end goal you have set up for yourself; you will have to follow these three tips which are essential when it comes to move to motivating yourself.

  1. Be Positive

If you are in a bad mood, you all are much more prone to procrastination.  This makes procrastination a mood-management technique, just like eating or taking drugs.  We think that procrastination will help, and that we will get rid of the bad mood so we indulge in fun distractions.  On the other hand, research has shown that happiness increases productivity and in fact makes you more successful.  If you want to toughen yourself mentally, you should be optimistic.  But how can one become optimistic when you don’t feel like it?  The answer is to mark your progress and celebrate it!  Research has found that nothing is more motivating than noticing your progress.

  1. Reward Yourself

If you want to motivate yourself you should learn how to reward yourself.  Rewarding yourself you are sending a message that a job well done feels good, too.  Whenever you complete your to-do list treat yourself.  If you have trouble to find a proper reward, then maybe you should try using a different kind of motivation, called a ‘commitment device’.  This method relies on the fact that you will most something very valuable to you if you don’t complete the task.  You can always give your friend $100, if you don’t complete your task you will lose the money. (This makes things pretty serious pretty soon, don’t you think so?)

  1. Peer Pressure

Even though in the past peer pressure was considered to hurt children, it actually keeps them motivated.  If you want to become a better and different person, you should join a group which already follows the same lifestyle.  We associate the person we are, with the group that we belong to.  If you want to improve your health, you should start hanging out with people who are devoted to leading a healthy lifestyle.  If you manage to surround yourself with people you want to be it will be far less demanding for you to do what you should be doing.  Research has shown that we develop the same eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those who surround us.  Therefore, it will be especially useful for you to be a part of a group of people who have really high goals for themselves, since you will take on that same sense of seriousness in your own life and your life goals.

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