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Motivation is something we all struggle with at times; we’re human after all. But when you lose motivation for something, how on earth do you go about trying to motivate your motivation? However, finding the motivation to do things can be a great challenge.
According to Psychology Today,
Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal; a driving factor for actions, willingness and goals. Your motivation could be inspired by outside forces like culture, society, lifestyle or by yourself.
Motivation is the process through which goal-oriented activities are initiated, guided, and maintained. It is what drives people to take action toward something, whether it is grabbing a glass of water to quench your thirst or reading a book to expand your knowledge. Motivation consists of the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive variables that drive action. The word "motivation" is widely used in ordinary speech to express why someone does something. Motivation encompasses more than simply the elements that trigger behaviors; it also includes the components that guide and sustain these goal-directed activities (though such motives are rarely directly observable). As a consequence, we often have to assume the motivations behind people's actions based on observed behaviors.
With so many things going on in our lives, it is all too easy to let some things slip. Just a single slip – skipping working out for a day, smoking just one cigarette or eating junk food for just one day – leads to a broken routine and lost motivation. But there are ways in which you can get back on track with the key being structure and consistency. Here are some things you can do to build your routine.
As life progresses, our needs and wants keep evolving and among these major life changes it is important to evaluate, set or refresh our goals. Since life is subjective for everyone, it is natural that our goals will also differ, so the first step is to never compare. Although no one can tell you how to definitely set a goal, here are some pointers that will help you out. There are various aspects of life, namely career, personal, financial, relationship, educational, public service, that one can set goals in.
A part of starting small also includes attempting one mini goal at a time. Taking on too much can be exhausting both physically and mentally. Instead of multi-tasking, streamline your motivation and focus your time and energy on completing a single project at any given time. When you have too much on your plate, pick the one that’s priority number one. If you want to wake up early and start working out, you might want to first get yourself in the habit of waking up early. Once you have that sorted, you can work towards building an early morning workout routine.
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Making lists of your mini goals is a fantastic way to stay on track and organized. When goals undefined it becomes difficult to achieve, as you can easily forget them. Start by listing down all your goals. It’s motivating to see your goals written down in ink rather than just as ideas in your head. Once you have a list, set a priority for each goal. You can do this by, organizing them according to those that are most important to you. Having a natural order in which one can only be started if another has been completed. Starting with the easiest and work towards the hardest.
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Once you have a list of goals in front of you, break down each goal on the list into a list of action items. Anchoring them this way helps you understand how exactly you would achieve each goal. The key is to specify the Time, Place, Process and Method. By planning and preparing in advance, you eliminate the multiple steps that may come in the way of you accomplishing your goal.
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Each time you complete a task, make a big deal of crossing it off so that you can see the success you have had. Watching how well you’ve been doing for the past days or weeks motivates you to keep going and ensures that you don’t lose motivation even for a day. The longer the streak the more you will be motivated to stick to your habit.
For Example : Keep a Tracker or Chart or Calendar or Bullet Journal on a wall or anywhere in front of you, where it is easily seen. On completion of each day, make a mark on it signifying your achievement and validating the effort you're making. There are now several Apps available for this purpose. Select any one that's appealing to you, and start tracking your progress today.
It can be tough to accomplish something alone. A strong support network of family, friends or even an online forum can be helpful. If you have a friend who has the same goals as you, both of you can join forces and motivate each other as well. Ask a trusted friend or family member to regularly check up on your progress. If you are joining forces with a buddy who has the same goals as yours, you may even thrive on a certain amount of friendly competition between you both.
For Example : Consider enlisting a friend with similar goals to team up with you on exercise or even just to encourage each other.
In type 1 diabetes, the condition of lower blood sugar level or hypoglycemia causes an increased negative state of mood that lowers the energy level of the person. This induces an increased state of worry, anxiety, and lack of focus during any mental activity. Thus, it affects one’s personal, social, and work activities to a larger extent thus, affecting the person’s motivational levels in the long run.
Dealing with diabetes is called diabetes distress. This means dealing with worry, frustration, anger, and burnout. Here are different ways to deal:
Since exercise is good for everything, it works wonders for lowering blood sugar levels too. It will help boost your energy and sleep better. Here are some exercises that is advised:
Don’t let one cheat meal or a failed attempt from not smoking become many. Slip-ups are normal but the key here is to not linger on the mistake for more than a day and to get back to your goal promptly. So there you go – our Complete Guide To Motivation and advice on how to re-motivate your motivation when all you want to do is give up.
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