Let’s go! Motivate yourself to get the job done. Do it!

Are you ready to be motivated? Say it with me: “MOTIVATION FOR THE NATION (AND INTER-NATIONS)!”

Look, the truth is- without motivation, we wouldn’t get anything done…

What is your motivation? For some, it’s family/friends and careers. We are all different, and that’s what makes us beautiful.

Now, in order to maintain that motivation, we need the motivation to keep going, moving closer to our goals.

Well, you’re in luck, because this post’s got tips that will keep you motivated, or even boost that much needed… Motivation.

I don’t believe I’ve said it enough times already, so… Here it is, “motivation”.

Music:

If music moves you, listen to it while you’re getting the work done.

According to science (and my memory), music helps us stay motivated and concentrated on a task.

So, what are you waiting for? Create a playlist and go to town on your ears!

Cut Yourself Some Slack:

We are our own worst critics. The truth is, we are the only one with the vision.

If things don’t go according to plan, who knew what we actually wanted to achieve?

Stop being so hard on yourself.

Go with the flow, and you’ll get to your destination at the perfect time, not a second earlier, or later. Take your time. Slow. Down.

Try to remember that pushing ourselves too hard, or overdoing/overthinking things ruins them.

Break Down Your Workload/Goal

This tip is my favourite, mainly because it’s the one I’ve just recently mastered.

Imagine that overall long-term goal… But, don’t make it the be-all-and-end-all. Make short term goals that get you closer to achieving it, and whether it be weekly or monthly, evaluate your progress.

In terms of a specific task, break down the workload.

Think of all the stages that go into the overall picture… What are the pieces that make up the whole puzzle? Then, each time you complete a segment, celebrate by rewarding yourself with something you enjoy.

It’s fair to note that: taking regular breaks between/during tasks is vital. The last thing you want to do is burn yourself out.

The reality is, we will not be any closer to our goal in 10 minutes. It takes time, and patience.

Reward Yourself

This isn’t just about rewarding yourself each time you do something that gets you closer to your end goal… It’s also about rewarding yourself for staying motivated even though there is every reason not to. That, in itself, is an accomplishment.

Remind Yourself of The Goal & Why You’re Doing It

Keep the vision in mind, and never forget why you’re doing it. Never let go of that, especially not at the most testing times.

When you have every reason to give up, the end goal is the very reason you shouldn’t – motivate yourself with these thoughts.

In the same way, once you’ve reached your goal, don’t forget to look back on all it took to get there. You’ve earned this!

According to my GCSE Maths teacher, I can’t count… There’s more.

Be Innovative With Your Tasks

Tasks needn’t be boring. Find ways to make them fun, it’ll motivate you! Change it up a little bit… Research shows that when tasks seem boring/gruelling, we will always put them off. But, if they’re exciting and engaging, we’ll do them first.

Yes, there are fun ways of doing everything, and I mean literally everything. You’ve just got to find them.