When you lose motivation and you’re down in the dumps, it just seems like nothing can bring you back to your past glory days. Re-gaining motivation or just getting motivation, period, can seem like a hopeless mission. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I am about to hit you with 5 of the best ways to increase your motivation.
Change Your Environment
This change is so simple. But it works. You’ve been sitting in the same spot all day trying to get your work done. You may just have environment fatigue. Changing the scenery may just be enough to give a boost.
While it may seem temporary, you can ride on the new scenery move for quite a while. You can even alternate between specific places for a while and trick your brain into thinking you are doing something new.
Connect with Your Why
So, you have no drive to work anymore. But why did you start to work in the first place? Why did you want to start your own business? What was your driving factor?
Figuring out the deeper meaning to your actions can help to re-motivate you. You started your Food Review Site because you wanted everyone to have access to the best food ever and you love food. You’re not much of a chef. But you definitely know how to appreciate food.
Give Yourself Pep-Talks
No, you don’t have to voice them out loud. But you need to be your own cheerleader. You will not always have a team behind you. So, it’s up to you to cheer yourself on.
Make some mantras or write some affirmations. Say them to yourself every day even if you don’t believe them. Sooner or later you will come to believe yourself. Words and thoughts are very powerful and can change the very way our mindsets work.
Reward Yourself for the Little Things
You don’t have to celebrate only when you accomplish big things like signing a 6-figure deal. You can celebrate the little things like finally figuring out how to add that link to your website without making it look too sketchy or writing the perfect proposal.
Do a little happy dance, reward yourself with ice cream or a break. The rewards don’t have to be big but creating a positive association with what you do can help to increase motivation.
Visualize Your End Goal
Visualize your end goal and get excited. You know your driving force. You asked yourself why you started this business in the first place and you know your answer. Now, visualize the results of your labor.
You are now really successful. Your website is highly ranked on Google and people are cold-pitching you, not the other way around. Doesn’t that already make you excited and motivated to go for your goals?
On A Final Note
The best thing about these 5 tips to increase your motivation is that they don’t require any special education or training. You can start doing these things now and you can continue to do them at any level of progress.
Keep in mind that everyone loses motivation every now and then. Even the most motivated and successful entrepreneur has their low points. The difference in the successful and the failed entrepreneur is that the successful entrepreneur picks themselves back up and keeps going.
They will do whatever they can to keep going. That means changing up the environment, figuring out why they decided to start this process in the first place, and pep-talk themselves back into the grind.
But in all that hard work, you did this for you so don’t forget to reward yourself occasionally even with small things and continue looking forward to your end goal.
By Shika Tamaklo