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|Renata Novak is a brand manager, digital marketer and content writer.|
It’s often hard to stay motivated when we constantly worry about having to finish countless tasks, take care of our health, and keep our mind healthy. This is why it’s incredibly important to know how to handle all the mundane assignments when we find ourselves in stressful situations – after all, we live in a world when everything around us causes distraction and prevents us from doing our work properly. And as it turns out, it sometimes seems pointless to even try avoiding these seemingly harmless distractions. Technology has made it downright impossible to keep our minds focused with the constant notifications and the temptations that social media provides every second of every day.
We’re all in the same boat, though – we all find ourselves in situations where motivation is nowhere to be found, especially when we most need it. I often find myself lacking inspiration to do anything, no matter whether it has to do with work, taking care of myself, or doing the things I love. And obviously this worries me! Where did I lose all of my productivity and motivation? And because I don’t want to regret doing nothing in the years to come, I looked high and low for solutions to all of our problems. Luckily, I found quite a few. Do they work? Find out for yourself?
There’s nothing worse than doing something you don’t feel passionate about – except doing something others expect you to do that you don’t enjoy. Ever found yourself in a similar situation? That might be the reason you’re having trouble staying motivated. But do not fret, there’s still time to make things right. Simply think about whether the things you’re doing but are not enjoying are worth your time. It’s true that we sometimes don’t have a choice when it comes to work, but try applying this technique to other parts of your life – don’t live your everyday according to other’s expectations. Once you change your outlook on this, it’ll be much easier for you to find motivation at work and everywhere else as well.
Your mind is your greatest weapon – if you visualize the end results that your hard work will bring, you will have no difficulty completing even the most difficult tasks that you’re dreading at this very moment. All you have to do is envision the future and the relief you will feel once all of your goals are achieved – this is what will motivate you to complete both your business and personal plans, making it super easy to deal with the stress that the deadlines bring.
We often set near-impossible goals, such as securing one million customers in a year. While it doesn’t hurt to dream big, trying to achieve those dreams often turns out to be daunting – what happens if we fail? It’s precisely because we fear failure that we very quickly lose our motivation, which slowly but surely leads to inevitable defeat. That’s why experts say it’s best to set smaller goals in place of bigger ones. For example, instead of targeting millions of clients this year, try building a smaller customer base. Smaller successes are also successes, and your main goal will seem much easier to achieve.
Many of us tend to overlook the influence of the people around us, even though their energy and our relationships with them determine how we tackle difficult and demanding tasks. Therefore, if you surround yourself with people who are willing to encourage you and offer to help when you need it, you’ll find stressful situations much easier to handle. When it comes to lack of motivation, it is extremely important that we take on a positive attitude, as it helps us think more rationally and prevents procrastination when dealing with problems or laziness in the workplace.
Instead of worrying about the things you have no control over, focus on the tasks that cause you the least problems and get them out of the way first. Then you’ll have all the time in the world to organize and deal with the tasks you find cause you the most stress. You will soon find that motivation comes primarily from things and situations that we can control – the important thing is that we don’t worry ourselves with what those things are.
Certainly the most important trick when it comes to keeping yourself motivated is to keep a one-track mind – it’s almost impossible to stay motivated if you don’t even know why you are actually doing what you are doing. Think about the moment you decided to reach for your current goal. What led you to this decision? Did you want to help people? Perhaps your original motivation was big earnings and a comfortable life? Perhaps passion? As soon as you find out why you are actually here, you will no longer have problems with motivation and productivity!
Each of us experiences periods of procrastination, no matter how hard we try to maintain our enthusiasm and positive attitude. That is why it is sometimes necessary to take a different approach and look at the situation from a different perspective.
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