6 Easy Steps to Motivate Yourself

Motivation is something that I had to work hard to get, it never was an easy task for me, from getting up in the morning to working hard on my personal goals, I always seem to find my way out of things, hehe. But as I grew older and became a bit smarter I realized that there are things I will never be good at, but at most things, I can work hard and use the resources I have around me in order to succeed.

As we are closing in on another year, I worked harder on some things and I found a few easy ways that did help me a lot to get myself motivated and push myself. So I thought as we come closer and closer to the new year, we all could use better skills on how to motivate ourselves to do all the things that we want to do and need to do.

So let’s start 😉

1. Find your emotions behind that task

We all heard this many times before, you need to know your why and understand the emotion behind your wants. I heard this many times as well but I never truly give it a deeper thought. I thought I know my whys but I never truly knew it.

What really helped me understand my why, and understand the emotions behind the things I want to do, was so simple that I don’t know why I never used this tool to motivate myself harder. I took a few minutes (no more than 5-10 minutes) and wrote down why I truly want to publish my book or to do any of things I want to accomplish and after I have all the reasons of why I look at each of them and try to feel the emotions after I achieve these things, but truly trying hard to feel all the emotions after achieving my goals.

This is a simple tool but it helps your brain to understand why are you doing what you doing and by connecting your emotions to your tasks and goals, you are much more likely to show up for them and work harder on them.

2. Break your task to smaller bites

Looking at a huge task is always daunting and scary, but breaking that big goal or task into much smaller bites, helps us feel much more accomplish once we achieve that smaller goal or task and that way we are more likely to continue on and finish that huge goal or task.

For example: If you want to write a book – break it down to chapters – a page – a paragraph – continue to break it down to whatever small task you know you can easily achieve, even in your busiest of days or when you just not feeling it.

3. Inspire yourself

Look at other creators and absorb their inspiration, lol, now I know it sounds a bit weird, but everyone and everything can inspire you. so look at a motivating speaking on youtube, or just a write on youtube (or at other creators), listen to a podcast or read a book, go for a walk. Try and find something in your surroundings that will inspire you and give you the right push you need. There are a lot of things right now in your immediate surroundings that I am sure can inspire you and motivate you, you just need to ask for it and look around to find it.

4. Make it fun

If the task is too daunting and too scary, even after you tried everything else I suggest you try and make it a bit fun.

For example: When I do the dish (And I hate every moment of it, lol), I always put on my headphones and blast upbeat music and I literally dance next to sink while I wash the dishes, hehe… I know… I know… I’m weird. But for me, it helps, lol, a lot.

Try and do something you love while doing something you hate or not looking for so much, or just scared to start.

5. Schedule your tasks and goals

Understanding the why, the emotions, after we broke things down to small bites, inspired ourselves and even made things more fun, we still need to schedule it all in our busy lives and put all of our tasks and goal into a calendar or planner and give everything a deadline, a date that you think you will be done with that task or goal.

Be real with yourself, and know that you can’t really finish writing your entire book in a week, lol, well maybe you can but I know I can’t 😀 So try to think ahead a see with everything that is going on in your life right now and that might be in your life how will you fit your writing?

Look at things as how they truly are and not how you wish it to be on an ideal day, week or month. For me, this was a big lesson I learned this year. I learned that in order to truly make good progress, I need to know how long it will take me with all that is going on or that can be and schedule them all.

6. Use a timer

I am a strong believer in using a timer for a few years now. This by far the best immediate productivity tool I use. I set my timer for 5 minutes and go around an area in my house picking things up and organizing or washing the dishes. I set the timer for 20-30 minutes for a writing session and I use my timer for many more things in my daily routine.

If you want to see how much a minute is truly is, just set a timer and look at how long it takes for the time to pass. so imagine how much time is 5 minutes or 20. You can achieve more when you know that the time is running out, haha. A timer shows you the passing time and that is a very powerful tool, so try it and let me know how it goes 😉

What motivates you to do things you don’t really want to do, or just scared to do?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

Galit

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9 thoughts on “6 Easy Steps to Motivate Yourself

  1. These are some very useful tips!🙂 I implement a few of them but not all. Lately, I’ve been waking up earlier and going for a walk outside in the morning to see the sun rise. It’s not always possible to go for walks since it’s often below freezing here and cold. Having a destination to go to like a coffee shop makes the walk worthwhile to me. ☕️💕

    I also find journaling quite helpful, and by writing down my daily goals, I can often picture what my day will look like. Sounds silly but it helps a lot! Yes, setting a timer when you’re not in the mood to do something really helps too. The pomorodo technique is quite helpful (25 min of intense focus, 5 min break, repeat).

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    1. Thank you so much hun 😀 So happy to read that you are using some of them already, that is so great ❤
      I love the idea of the destination to make things easier. Here it’s barely winter (sadly) but I do get that you need to stay safe first then a walk 😉
      Omg, yes journaling is also a must, it helps in so many espacet of our lives, it’s a great tool and I happy it helps you get organized and visualize your day better ❤
      Yeah, the pomodoro helps so much and I am so used the 25/5 that I now just use a regular timer, lol (It’s fixed in my brain, haha)

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      1. I would trade for warmer weather any day. Snow is only nice in theory LOL. After a day or two of snow, I’m over it. It’s the cold that affects me more than the snow itself. Today it’s 18F (-8C). Lots of snow and ice outside. I didn’t get to go for my walk this morning so I made some coffee instead. ☕️💕

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        1. Really? Wow. Yeah snow is hard in real life but here we never have snow just cold weather and maybe a bit of rain, lol.
          -8C WOW, omg that is cold here is about 20C and it’s winter, LOL.
          I love the cold weather here but it rarely comes.
          Coffee is life <3LOL

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