Creative ways to motivate yourself

Being stuck at home during the pandemic has opened up new possibilities and doorways. We are now adapting to the changes around us and tend to turn towards lifehacks or creative solutions to solve everyday problems by ourselves.

One thing that hasn’t changed much is our struggle to be motivated to complete our work.

Let’s put aside conventional methods of motivation and try something outside the box.

1.The buddy system

Sports teams show much better results in terms of efficiency and success because of one simple underlining formula –The buddy system

The formal term for it being: Accountability.

When you are accountable to someone – to show up on time ,to complete a project or to simply show your work -your mindset shifts.

The simple act of telling your friend, family or siblings the work you plan on doing today or this upcoming week is a good start to implementing this.

2.Create a “Lifebook”

What is a Lifebook?

It’s a written document describing everything you want to accomplish in life.

This is a place where you can design your life the way you want it to be.

It answers questions like :

  • Who do I want to  be?
  • How do I want my day to look like?
  • What does my place of work look like?
  • What is my social circle like?

These are important questions to answer and write down in your Lifebook.

When you’re done designing it – take a step back and look at it.

Ask yourself this : What can I do today to be one step closer to achieving my goal?

3.Create a vision board.

Vision boards began booming a few years ago.

And not just because Oprah uses them.

Vision boards are renowned for their simplistic goal: to be able to actually visualize what you want.

It includes: people’s lives you admire, quotes that keep you motivated, questions that gets your thinking cap on and everything else in between.

By seeing what you want to accomplish every single day – you just have to learn to take decisions and to implement those into your day.

4. Hunt for inspiration

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Saul Bellow

Your hunt for inspiration should never stop.

Go read book , watch movies and find quotes that inspire you. Find places where you can seek for inspiration. And them pick out things that will constantly inspire you.

For a writer like me – reading books and research is a source of inspiration that often boosts motivation.

So try the unconventional method of motivating yourself – the next time you find yourself in a slump.

Thank you for reading !

I highly appreciate your support and would love to hear from you!

Drop me a message in the comments below!

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