How to Motivate Yourself



Motivation is not something that is easy to come by, especially when you have grown up in a neighborhood or household that is generally laid back and easy to please. But as you grow older, you may come to realize that motivation is key to many human activities.

For one, you cannot simply sit back, relax, and watch your deadlines go by in school, or you may never get your ticket to go to college.

You cannot simply slack off in college and drink yourself to death (or a series of Fís), or you may never get a job. And when you are finally sitting at your desk or driving your car or working or contributing to the economy, you cannot simply leave all your duties and lie down at home.

You will need to do as you did in school: meet deadlines, complete requirements, finish reports, and in general, live your life without losing your energy.

How can you motivate yourself?

For a lot of people who have been burned out in school, college, or the workplace, this can be a difficult thing to achieve. However, there are a few tips that you can consider when you feel that you cannot push yourself further or farther.

- Know what exactly it is you want. What are you motivating yourself to do? Do you merely want to finish a job, or do you want to earn a lot of money?

Set tangible, or at least manageable goals for yourself. If you know exactly what you want, you can get it, and you can motivate yourself to get it.

- Give your work a purpose. The problem with a lot of people is that they work hard but they donít know what their work is for. Do they want money? Are they simply working toward money?

Do you want money, or does your money have a purpose? Give yourself a tangible purpose so that you can know what you are working for. Striving for money is an empty goal; striving for money so that you can get a good house and a nice car might be more tangible; striving for more money so that you can help your siblings go to college, your parents to enjoy their retirement, and your family to have a better house and car might be even better.

- Take a break. Sometimes, being burned out means that you need to stay away from things for a moment, have some time alone to yourself, and get an outsiderís view of your situation.

When you start getting fatigued more often, your body might be telling you to slow down; and slowing down can mean re-energizing yourself by taking a vacation, or even just taking a walk.

You may want to set aside some alone time each day for you to recharge, so that you are not constantly being barraged with work.

- Donít be afraid to say no when you are offered yet another duty. Sometimes, you can get so much work that you are saturated with stress, and you reach the point where you simply want to give up and not start working.

Keep your work to a manageable level. You need to stay sane to keep on working in the long run.

- Reward yourself for a job well done! Plan a trip for yourself, or promise to take yourself to the movies if you complete your work. Little rewards, such as snacks and a cup of hot chocolate, can work too.







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