11. Release the little things Most of us could live a quieter and more productive life if we did not annoy ourselves about small things. Often we attach disproportionately weight to small incidents that do not really mean much. Queues, buses that do not come and unwarranted criticism are all the annoyances that we often spend unnecessarily on energy and thinking power. Release these events instead of loving them in your thoughts or with your surroundings. Learn to accept imperfection. Few perfectionists are at the same time calm and harmonious. Once we have decided that something should be in a certain way, we almost always engage in a fight that we will lose. Instead of being satisfied and grateful for what we already have, we focus on what is wrong and our need to correct it. Many problems become insignificant in a larger perspective. Imagine that the circumstances that you are dealing with at present are instead happening one year ahead. Then ask yourself if the situation is really as important as you have thought so far
10. Educate yourself Go to events, read books with a focus on personal development, attend at least one education each year and search for inspiration online
9. Leak There is nothing more inspiring than seeing the world through a child’s eyes. Play with your own children or babysit for your friends. It will give you completely new insights.
8. Practice, practice, practice Motivation is like exercise – you have to train to get better. Did you have a bad day yesterday? So what? Start up today and train yourself in the right direction. Meditation and mindfulness help you live in the present, handle stress and gain perspective.
7. Increase your heart rate Running, weight training or group training – all exercise that raises your heart rate and is really strenuous is clarification for your thoughts and creates the feeling that nothing is impossible. A really good boost for the motivation!
6. The motivational buddy makes a difference Is there anyone in your vicinity who can give motivation and give you energy when you feel down? The trick with the motivational companion almost always works – be it with regard to entrepreneurship, training or something else.
5. Get a hobby Paint, grow on the balcony, renovate in your home or start a project that you haven’t had before. It will give you new insights and stimulate you to become more productive at work.
4. Focus on WHY Finding motivation for a boring task is not always easy. Therefore, you should see a larger perspective and ask the question: Why? If you do not have a ”why” you may not spend more time on the task at all.
3. Walk more Perhaps the easiest way of all is to go out. Take a walk in the countryside during lunch or why not the next meeting walk instead of in a conference room?
2. Start in Pole Postion Start every day doing something that is in line with your own passion and that gives you a positive start to the day – not to run to the bus, watch the news or read the newspaper. Many choose to meditate, read success literature or walk to the office.
1. Disconnect Constantly checking Facebook or your email is addictive. It feels good but really you do nothing. Disconnect and find motivation in another way instead.
18. The driving force behind our motivational desire is energy and energy we create by striving for or doing things that feel meaningful. Therefore, reevaluate your goals from time to time. Life is constantly changing and the goals of it. Make sure your goals are affordable and meaningful.
17. Have you ever thought that it is not always what we do that makes us tired, but more often all that we do not do. Therefore, learn to complete things that you once started. Staying halfway swallows lots of valuable energy and instantly lowers your mood.
16. Do not isolate yourself. The loneliness is only useful to a certain limit, then it just becomes destructive. Find out the people you know have a positive impact on you. Surround yourself with those who give you energy, make you laugh and maybe inspire you to take new ones. Positive attitudes infect as easily as negative, so choose the right environment.
15. Do you know why you feel unjustified? Scared, uncertain or listless? We often do not have the ability to confront the emotions, but content ourselves with the fact that we cannot bear, can or dare to research what the feelings of uneasiness really are. Give yourself a chance to go deep. Find out why you feel like you are doing. Are your feelings unjustified? Are there one or more concrete causes? Can you do something about them?
14. Challenge your attitudes and old prejudices about yourself. Get a realistic perspective on how difficult and difficult you have it. Are you alone in struggling with a particular problem? Probably not, so look around. Let yourself be influenced by other people. How did they do to overcome their problem? Are there those who have it much worse than you? Most likely. How do they manage? What do they do to keep their nose above the water surface? Don’t know, so find out. Don’t go there, guess. Try to familiarize yourself with their situation. Is there anything you can learn from how others tackle difficult moments and difficult tasks?
13. Realize that you always have your own choice, even when you do nothing at all – then you simply choose to let other people choose and decide for you. Take responsibility and make your own choices now.
12. Learn to prioritize. In order to keep motivation alive, it is important to disconnect things that are not relevant for the moment. Stop wasting valuable time on things that you cannot influence right now. Instead, concentrate your time and energy on dealing with everything that you can influence!
11. Write ”To-Do Lists”. It is an incredibly effective way of getting things realized. It also strengthens the self-esteem to see that something really happens every time you can check off a completed item on the list.
10. Stop worrying unnecessarily. Learn to live in the present. Now all we have is, so do the best you can of the time. “It never pays to provide for tomorrow. We do not know the difficulties before they come and if you do, no advice will help. Wisdom always comes too early or late ”. (Friedrich Rückert).