It can be hard to motivate yourself sometimes. These top tips will give you some ideas on how to become and stay motivated.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
It is easy to stay where we are comfortable, and life isn’t too bad. But to achieve great things you may have to get out of that comfortable place!
THINK ABOUT YOUR SUCCESSES NOT YOUR FAILURES
Don’t focus on where you have gone wrong in the past but on what has gone well.
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
There will always be someone who achieves more than you do. Don’t waste time comparing yourself to them but just look at how you have changed over time.
JUST GET STARTED ON SOMETHING
Sometimes just doing anything can help you get motivated. It might be something small like organise your filing, but it can get you in the right zone to then continue with a bigger task.
LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Focusing all your mental energy on what is happening in the moment helps you to achieve what you need. Don’t waste energy regretting the past or fearing the future.
BARGAIN WITH YOURSELF
Make a deal with yourself: work solidly for 30 minutes, then award yourself a cup of coffee, or tell yourself if you can finish a project by lunchtime, you can treat yourself to an ice cream.
DO THE TOUGHEST JOB FIRST
When you have something you don’t want to do, try not to put it off as you can waste time avoiding it all day. Face it first thing and get it done – the rest of the day will feel easy in comparison.
VALUE EVERY DAY
We don’t have all the time in the world, so make the best use of the time you do have.
WORK OUT WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY THEN DO IT
Think about what you enjoy doing and make sure you make time in your day to do it.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
Even if you aren’t feeling enthusiastic or motivated, if you can pretend for a bit, the brain can pick up on that feeling, and you are likely to start feeling real enthusiasm after a while.