How To Get Motivated?
Do you want to get off your ass and start producing instead of wallowing in despair, depression, self pity, fear, doubt or whatever is holding you back? Are you sick of not getting anything done?
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert
1. Find your main goal!
When you are feeling down and depressed, it’s often because you have too much going on in your life. You are trying to accomplish too much and it takes too much energy and motivation from you. You have to choose one goal, for now, and focus on it completely. Yes, it is hard. You can always do your other goals when you’ve accomplished your One Goal. Don’t forget to write out your goals. If you haven’t written out your goals, then you’re missing the most important part of effective goal setting. When you don’t write your goals, they stay in the abstract. They’re less real, even if you think they’re as real as they can be. You have to write them down and get very specific about them.
2. Think about it daily.
If you think about your goal every day, it is much more likely to become true. To this end, posting the goal on your wall or computer desktop (as mentioned above) helps a lot. Sending yourself daily reminders also helps. And if you can commit to doing one small thing to further your goal (even just 5 minutes) every single day, your goal will almost certainly come true. Get more information about Subconscious Mind in Dr. Joseph Murphy book – Believe In Yourself. He illustrates his points with wonderful stories about how inventors, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs have used this power to reach the highest of heights.
3. Start step by step.
If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big. If you want to exercise, for example, you may be thinking that you have to do these intense workouts 5 days a week in a gym. Start from small weights at home as morning exercise. Change your eating habits a little. And this way your brains will get use to changes. Want to wake up early? Don’t think about waking at 5 a.m. Instead, think about waking 10 minutes earlier for a week. That’s all.
4. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Remember that occasional bad thoughts are normal. This is possibly the single easiest way to start addressing your problems. Too often you believe that you are the only one with problems, or that no one understands what you are going through, but bad thoughts are a part of life and, most importantly, they will go away. The best way is to distract yourself with something specific that you know gives you comfort. Experiencing something tied to good memories can put the bad thought in perspective. For example: re-read your favorite book, watch a movie, go to gym or get a dinner with friends. Communication and being around supportive people is a best way to get cheerful.
5. Ask For Help.
Join an online forum. Get a partner to join you. Call your mom. It doesn’t matter who, just tell them your problems, and talking about it will help. Ask them for advice. Ask them to help you overcome your bad days.
“Life is a 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll.