Defining motivation is often hard because it is usually the combination of things. We can call it the ‘intense desire’. Many people face the mental blockage of thoughts when they need motivation. This is bad, but there are many ways for that negative blockage to disappear, and here are a few advices on how you can do it.
We live in a century that is full of shiny gadgets and the inevitable TV that just keeeps your mind occupied with the unecessary information most of the time. It is a great way to distract yourself so it would be advisable not to be around something that drags your attention away from the things you need to do. Stay focus on the task that needs to be done and the sooner you get it done, the better you will feel. It is fine every once in awhile to let your mind wander, but remember that something is waiting for you and it won’t go away if you prolong the fun.
MAKE IT EASY
Doing something you’ve been avoiding to do can be quite a pain and everyone knows this. You are not only one who feels this way. But you need to remember why you have to do it. Sure, the task is maybe uncomfortable, but at least make it fun if you can. Make it easy to do – even if you know it’s not! Making it easy just by thinking it is easy enough to do can boost your motivation to do it. The more enjoyable it is, the more you’ll want to do it. The more you want to do it, the quicker you’ll finish it.
WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
You’ve probably heard this quite often: write something down so that you don’t forget about it later. Even if you are not a forgetful person, what can happen over time is that your goal fades away because you think it is not important or you lose interest. Never lose your interest. Remember why you set the goal in the first place. So write that something on a piece of paper, tape it either on a computer or your desk, some place where you spend your time and remind yourself on why you need to do it. That way you’ll be reminded throughout your day and it becomes easier to stay on track and focused.
WATCH YOUR INFORMATION INTAKE
As we said earlier, media and society have often negative thoughts. Be sure to filter out the negativity. Start watching only positive things on the TV if it is possible. With your deadlines, you don’t need the unesessary drama. Reduce your information intake. By doing this, more of your positive thoughts and actually useful information can get to your mind. It is advisable to be vigilant on being selective about the things that surround you and keep it positive as much as possible.
Start from something that you didn’t even think that it could be a goal. Like for example take out the trash can, or walk the dog, or go visit someone. Never start something big and expect quick results. This will only filter in the disappointment when that something isn’t done the way you wanted it to be done. Small things are doable. Start with small doable things and gradually raise up the challenge. Even the big tast will seem small. Glass is not half empty – it’s half full.