Ratchet Up Your Motivation with These 8 Simple Tips


Learn the skills of motivation!

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”Vince Lombardi

It’s easy to be motivated if you’re doing something fun like going to the beach or shopping for a new car. But sometimes it’s just not that easy to get motivated, especially when you’re in the middle of a large project.

If you lack motivation you can spend your day struggling and never accomplishing much. So being able to ratchet up your motivation is among the most important skills you can develop.

Creating motivation is a skill and if you know how it is something you can learn turn up like the volume on your car radio. Try these tips when you need to ratchet up your motivation:

  1. Keep your outcome in mind

When working on a big project it can be easy to get discouraged if you get bogged down in the details. Instead, focus on the end result. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the remaining work, remind yourself of what it is you’re trying to accomplish.

  • It can be challenging if you have a weight loss goal of 35 pounds or you have 65 hours of work that needs to be done in the next seven days. If you feel your motivation is taking a hit think about how great you’ll feel when your objectives have been met.
  1. Schedule and take breaks

No matter how much of work you have to do, everything gets done better when you’re relaxed and focused. Having 8 hours of work in front of you can seem daunting, but knowing you have regular breaks every hour can make it a lot easier to focus on your work.  If you approach your work 60 minutes at time you’ll feel better and get more work done.

  1. Move around on your breaks

Get up and move around. Take a walk, run up and down the stairs, do some calisthenics. Find an activity that is appropriate for your environment.

  • Your brain feeds off oxygen and short periods of intense exercise puts more oxygen in your bloodstream. This will improve your creativity, sharpen your mind, and reduce your stress.
  1. Reward yourself

Break big chunks of work into smaller tasks and reward yourself as the milestones are met. When you reach a milestone give yourself a self-indulgence that is motivational to you.

  • These rewards don’t have to be huge. A cup of your favorite coffee drink or an extra 15 minute break might be just enough to re-ratchet up your motivation.
  1. Just do one thing

Getting started is often the biggest obstacle to completing a project.  Do whatever it takes to get started. Motivation can surprising appears from nowhere if you just take the first step.

  • Waiting for inspiration to hit you so that you can get started is a big mistake. Ask any writer or artist. Once you get started you’ll likely to notice that the work wasn’t nearly as difficult as you thought at first. Getting things done will definitely ratchet up your motivation.
  • It doesn’t matter if you write one sentence, make one phone call, or run to the end of the block, do that one thing that gets the ball rolling. That will give you the motivation you need.
  1. Find an inspiring song or video to watch or listen to

YouTube has loads of inspirational movie clips and motivational videos. Songs can also be good motivators. Investing a few minutes on this sort of activity can pay big motivational dividends.

Here’s one I really like

  • Consider listening to a favorite song or watching a motivational video on your break but don’t get distracted and waste a lot of time. All you need is five minutes to give your motivation a boost.
  1. Use a timer

Having a timer is a very effective way to focus your mind on getting things done. Knowing you are up against the clock is very motivating.

  • Using a timer also removes deciding on how much to do or when to stop and take a break. When the timer stops you stop.
  1. Know your why

List the reasons and benefits you’ll receive when you complete your project. Will you have earned enough money to take the trip you’ve been putting off? Will you finally be able to hang out in your bathing suit with your friends at the beach? Will your excellent grades help you realize your dream of gaining acceptance into graduate school?

  • Anything is possible if you know your why. Write your list of reasons and keep them handy to ratchet up your motivation when it begins to wane.

Use these Tips to Put Your Motivation into High Gear

Every successful person is self-motivated. It is a powerful tool for creating the life of your dreams. The ability to motivate yourself is a skill and like every skill it will get better the more you practice. Make a point of working on developing your motivation every day.

Don’t wait, take that first step and soon you’ll find that you’ll be able to ratchet up your motivation any time you choose!


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