Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself
When you feel
unmotivated, changing your mind-set can seem as strenuous as hauling
yourself out of a sticky pit of mud. Not only do you feel unmotivated,
you feel unmotivated about trying to GET motivated!
your mind is susceptible to persuasion – if you use the right
Here are 3 simple
ways to motivate yourself:
yourself why your goal is important.
easy to lose your motivation if the end result doesn’t seem
as important as it did when you first set the goal. Most of us are
fired up with enthusiasm when we first set our goals, but over time
that fire dies down.
the flames of motivation, revisit your goal in full detail! If you
kept notes about what you wanted to achieve, re-read them now. If
not, take a trip down memory lane. What will your goal do for you?
Why was it once important to you? Is it still important to you?
Important enough to override the temptation to avoid working on
What about this
goal is EXCITING TO YOU?!
If this activity
isn’t sufficient to get you moving again, then maybe it’s
time to re-evaluate your priorities and set some NEW goals that
get your blood pumping again.
it’s the start that is the most difficult part! Even when
you don’t feel like working on something, pushing yourself
to get started can often shake off the last vestiges of resistance
and put you on the right track again.
I like to play
a little trick on myself: when I really don’t feel like working
on something, I’ll tell myself that I have to put in at least
15 minutes of time on it. I promise myself that if, after 15 minutes
have passed I still don’t want to keep working on it, I can
stop. This almost always works for me. Once I get involved in what
I’m doing I have no trouble keeping up the momentum.
have to do to “trick” yourself into getting started,
do it. Once you’re rolling along, you probably won’t
want to stop.
the key word here - resistance. Resistance is an internal feeling
that opposes getting into action. Put your attention on the feeling,
bring the feeling of opposition to the surface, take a deep breath
and notice the feeling dissolve. Keep doing this until the resistance
is minimal - or gone.
If all else
fails, try bargaining with yourself with rewards. Promise yourself
that you can spend the rest of the evening watching whatever you
want on television if you first work on your goals for an hour or
two. Or promise to buy yourself a new outfit if you stick to your
workout plan each day this week.
There are two
important things to keep in mind with this technique.
your promises realistic. Don’t promise yourself the moon to
try to motivate yourself, because somewhere deep inside you’ll
know you are lying to yourself. Second, be sure to honor the promises
you make to yourself! If you get into the habit of making promises
you don’t keep, your mind will become ever more resistant
No matter which
method of motivation works best for you, the 3 suggestions above
have one thing in common: a decision to take action. You can play
all the mind games you want, but if you’re not willing to
move out of inertia and get moving, a motivated mind-set won’t
help a bit.
I could share
a dozen more techniques (at least) - but I'll give you my secret
as a bonus.
ALL About State of Mind
You can coerce,
bribe, release, compromise, motivate - even punish yourself increase
the pain for 'not doing' - but it all comes down to state of mind
and feelings. If you're in the right state of mind, then things
flow. You know what I mean - it's all about being "in the zone".
between the times when you're 'in the zone' and when you're stuck
in neutral banging your head against a brick wall comes down to
brainwave state and feelings.
You can do something
about both by using a program like our Laser Focus audio. By simply
listening while working you tune your brainwaves into that frequency
you experience when you're locked on the target, totally focused
on your objective and able overcome the feelings of resistance that
keep you from doing what you SAY you want to do.
We offer a free
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