Some people struggle to get themselves motivated in general, and for others there may be certain things that trigger that sluggishness – the weather, a life event, or perhaps it is just Mondays! We have 5 ideas to get you motivated, be more productive, and ultimately feel great.
- Be positive
This one seems a bit vague. However have you ever noticed that unmotivated people tend to be quite negative? They say things like – ‘I can’t be bothered to do that today’, ‘It won’t make a difference’, ‘I can’t believe it is Monday again.’ Just by changing your mind set and being more positive, you will likely attract more positive people and eventually start to believe what you are saying.
- Set goals and track them
Start each day with a list of what you want to achieve in that day. If you are working on a goal that will take longer than a day, just break it down into bitesize chunks so that you can assess progress at the end of the day. That bit is important – tracking where you are at. By ticking things off of your list and achieving your goals you will feel satisfaction and that will feed into increased motivation.
- Team up
Many people find that when they work with others they feel more motivated. There are a number of reasons for this but there can be a special energy drawn from a group that is greater than the sum of the parts. Also what usually happens is when one team member has a bad day the rest of the group work to bring them up.
- Reward yourself for success
Let’s say you have set yourself a challenge to drink no alcohol for a month – you may set yourself a reward of a nice dinner out and a glass of champagne if you succeed. Having a reward in mind is a great motivator.
- Challenge the status quo
Consider if you are struggling with a lack of motivation because you are bored and stagnating. If this could be the case then try doing something new and out of the ordinary. Shake things up a bit to refresh yourself.
We don’t expect all of these ideas to work for you. But go ahead and try a few out and see what you do get along with. For some of them it is useful to make them a part of your daily routine.