8 Tips To Staying Motivated
Many of us find ourselves in motivational slumps that we have to work to get out of. Sometimes it’s like a continuous cycle where we are motivated for a period of time, fall out and then have to build things back up again.
I found 8 Tips To Staying Motivated on lifehack.org and I added 1 more that really helps me stay motivated
1. Start Simple
Keep motivators around your work area – things that give you that initial spark to get going.
2. Keep good company
Make more regular encounters with positive and motivated people. This could be as simple as IM chats with peers or a quick discussion with a friend who likes sharing ideas.
3. Keep Learning
Read and try to take in everything you can. The more you learn, the more confident you become in starting projects.
4. Stay Positive
See the good in bad. When encountering obstacles, you want to be in the habit of finding what works to get over them.
5. Stop Thinking. Just do.
If you find motivation for a particular project lacking, try getting started on something else. Something trivial even, then you’ll develop the momentum to begin the more important stuff.
6. Know Yourself
Keep notes on when your motivation sucks and when you feel like a superstar. There will be a pattern that, once you are aware of, you can work around and develop.
7. Track Your Progress
Keep a tally or a progress bar for ongoing projects. When you see something growing you will always want to nurture it.
8. Help Others
Share your ideas and help friends get motivated. Seeing others do well will motivate you to do the same. Write about your success and get feedback from readers.
Bonus Tip from Kimberly
9. Pat Yourself on the Back.
When you’re working for yourself, it’s easy for days to go by without hearing anyone say, “Great Job !” or “Looking Good !” Take a few minutes at the end of each day and reflect on what you did right. Tell yourself either out loud or in a note to yourself. “Hey Great Job Today !” You really got a lot done or You took on something you hate doing and did great at it !”
As humans, we need to take a few moments and be proud of ourselves.
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