8 Ways to Find Motivation

By Zanié Nibblins on August 28, 2017

As a young or lost soul, finding the motivation to do just about anything and everything can be pretty tricky. When you don’t have the motivation you need, you let yourself or even others down. You lose track of yourself and what really matters.

But there’s good news for you; there are many ways to find motivation. I’ll share some with you.

1. Look at yourself in the mirror (or not) and give yourself a pep talk.

2. If you’re not so great at pep talks, ask for someone you know who is to give you one.

3. Reward yourself after your deed. It’s not only kids who need to be really convinced to do something they don’t want to do; adults definitely need some convincing. Treat yourself to that piece of cake you said you wouldn’t eat.

4. OK, so maybe you’re working out and you can’t eat some chocolate cake. Spend a little cash on a new nice workout outfit. I saw some really cute running shoes and leggings at Nike when I first became a runner. Guess what happened? I bought those leggings and shoes and it somehow motivated me to start running every week just so I could show them off.

5. If it’s something you actually want to do but caught yourself in a slump, use time as your motivator. I find it useful if I give myself a time limit and do my best to abide by it. Not many people are disciplined enough to do this, but you could teach yourself.

6. Think of the future. This seems a little cliché or funny to say, but who you want to be and the goals you’ve set for yourself will play a huge role if you constantly keep it in mind while you do your task.

7. Have a small task like doing the dishes? Fine! What do you like to do, listen to music? Dance? Include a hobby of yours while you mop the floor or do your homework. Not everything you have to do has to be boring.

8. Speaking of boring, one thing most people really like to do is play games. You can make a game out of pretty much anything. Cool teachers do it all the time. Create a game you know you’d love and enjoy and mix it up with the activity you hate. That activity will turn into something you love.

Tasks don’t have to be chores; we just choose to make them so. Life is for enjoyment, and finding the motivation for them is part of it.


By Zanié Nibblins

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