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What do you do to motivate yourself every day? Have you lost your motivation at work? If you’re having a problem staying motivated, it may be a mystery to you how prosperous individuals can keep such a high level of energy and enthusiasm in what they’re doing. How do we continue to go after our dreams even if we face a lot of challenging obstacles along the way?
There’s so much we can learn from how people succeed in reaching their goals. But before we delve into the motivation techniques that they use, let’s take a look at the different ways that you can stay motivated.
Setting your goals is among the most effective ways that you can motivate yourself. There’s a trick in this technique, though. You have to set your goals just right. If your goals are too complicated or unrealistic, then you lose interest or don’t bother trying.
On the other hand, if...
How do you feel about work? Does it feel like you've got a lot on your plate? However, busy you feel, you may not really think it's an issue. You may not have developed the commitment phobia just yet, perhaps because you've become so accustomed to doing a lot.
But when the things you need to do start to pile up and more tasks are coming your way, having your plate overfull with things is stressful. It makes you feel anxious about not being able to meet everything. But there's no need to fret just yet. Perhaps all you need is to think about how things came about.
Why have you become so overloaded? When did you start overcommitting, and why did you feel the need to say yes to so many things? How do you deal with the problem at hand? Your answer to all these questions will help you realize what could be done to address the issue.
At this point, perhaps the first, though not the easiest decision is to simplify. You have taken on too much and told so many people that...
Do you often feel like you're losing control of your day? When you wake up, you make a plan. You want to get so much done, but as soon as you start, you find yourself distracted by all the things around you. Your focus is low, and you fail to identify what is genuinely a priority task. For some, it might just be another case of procrastination.
How do you regain control of your time? There is no one-size-fits-all kind of strategy when it comes to increasing productivity. But there is one simple rule that can make it all work out. If you want to be more productive, then keep your list of things-to-do simple. You won't work well when there is a lot on your list.
When you simplify your list, you are prioritizing what should come first and what should come next. When you simplify, you are dedicating enough time for the things that should be considered essential. When you simplify, you allow yourself to make a plan that works well for you.
Do you want to know how to change your life in 30 days? It all comes down to reevaluating your current habits and routines. Building good habits is everyone’s dream. But it is not as easy as it seems. When you choose to change for the better, you need to prepare yourself to stick to it for a long time.
Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to let go of bad habits and build good habits. Old habits die hard, so they say. Therefore, when you commit to making that change, you have prepared yourself for the worst.
But if you are willing to change, anything is possible.
Whether it is adopting a habit you truly admire, changing bad habits, or building better ones, the best first step is acceptance. When you know that it won’t be easy, then you have prepared yourself for what’s to come.
There are a handful of ways you can build better habits and get rid of bad ones. If you are looking at...
Every well-meaning parent doesn't want their child to experience the hardships of life. When they are dealing with children who are chronically anxious, they do things to make sure that their child does not suffer. But in the long run, they end up exacerbating their child's anxiety as their children don't learn how to deal with their triggers on their own.
This even happens to parents who work hard to anticipate their child's anxiety attacks. When parents try very hard to be in control of their child's fears, they end up making their child feel worse. So how do you escape the cycle of anxiety? How do you help your child deal with their stress?
Picture this: all the kids have lined up for school, and your son suddenly tells you he can't ride the bus like he always does. He tells you he has a stomachache and has to go to the bathroom. You know he is feeling perfectly well, but suddenly he tells you this. This starts to happen every...
All of us have bad days, and we all have different ways of dealing with them. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, what do you do? You may often feel stuck and paralyzed, unable to see the way out.
One of the ways that you can combat stress during challenging times is by being mindful. But what does it mean to be more conscious and mindful? Here are some examples of how to practice mindfulness to get through difficult situations.
If you’re wondering why mindfulness is important, you aren’t alone. Among the most common emotions that are associated with having bad days include anxiety, stress, depression, grief, and anger. All these feelings can be overwhelming. However, when you are mindful of these emotions, you can keep yourself in check and control such negative attitudes from taking over your life.
At times when you do experience these overwhelming feelings, allow yourself to take...
Have you ever had difficulty being alone? Have you always feared the thought of growing old alone? If you haven't had the chance to take an hour-long walk by yourself because you are afraid of what others would say or how it would make you feel, then you are definitely one of those who do not want to be alone.
There are a few people who indulge in the luxury of silence. Time alone is one of the things they consider a gift because they believe that it is in solitude that they truly find the time for themselves.
While it may be a blessing for some, being in solitude could also be another person's nightmare. It is one of the things that they fear they cannot survive. An hour spent in nature could be something they genuinely dread because of their inner uncertainty.
Why has it become so challenging to be alone? Why has it become so difficult for others to enjoy the time they spend with themselves?
When you look at the idea...
Do you have a problem with wanting to do everything? Although this may be possible, it is also something you must carefully consider.
You can do whatever you want to do. Nobody can stop you. But then again, should you do everything you want all at once? Isn’t focusing your attention on one thing at a time more effective than dividing your attention amongst several things? Is there anything you can do to help improve your focus?
What does it mean to achieve complete focus? It is not just about being able to do and finish everything you want. It is also about exploring the things that you can be.
In a world where you can be anything, you should focus on becoming someone of whom you can be proud. Wanting to do a lot of things in a day can be fulfilling but exhausting at the same time. You may feel good when you can tick as many items in your to-do list for the day as you did; however, you are also drained of your...
Encouragement is the act of giving another person confidence and support. When it comes to the importance of motivation, everyone knows that being supported by those you love is sometimes the only thing that keeps you going when the going gets tough.
Everyone needs a little encouragement from time to time. Whether it comes as words or actions, every person who is encouragement is enlightened. They are given hope that all will be well in time.
While everyone can be a source of inspiration, not everyone will be willing to give it away. Selfishness is an unfortunate part of human nature. Sometimes, people take advantage of others who are struggling. They put them down even more by judging them poorly or kicking them while they are down. Obviously, this discouragement of your fellow human doesn’t actually help you feel better about yourself, even if you think it will. Perhaps, right now, you are the victim of someone who is putting you down, and you’re becoming...
It takes courage to deal with the changes that come in life—especially the traumatic or large ones like moving, losing a loved one, or losing a job. Cultural changes can have the same effect, especially when entering a country or state far different from your own. It won't happen overnight, and the acceptance will take a while too. However, when equipped with an open mind and an even bigger heart, you can embrace anything that comes your way.
Imagine what would happen if you suddenly have to deal with traumatic change overnight? For example, what if a storm came and left your whole community devastated? Houses are torn down, and you can't find the people you love. The phone lines are down, and there is no way to communicate with people to let them know you're alive and well.
Such changes force you to give up your habitual patterns. You cannot go back to your usual routine and have to learn to adapt to your new environment. But then...