Do you have a lack of motivation? Are you bored often? Here are a few tips you can use to get your fire burning again! Begin to live life passionately.
First, organize your life so you don’t constantly need motivation. If work is a constant battle, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about a new job. We all have to do things we don’t want to do, but if your job and/or life has become a chronic source of dull chores, you’ve got a big problem that needs fixing.
So do something you’re passionate for! When you do things you are passionate for, you will get into a state of “flow.” Flow is the state where your mind is completely focused on the task at hand. While there are many factors that go into this state, having the right challenges is a big part. Set challenges for yourself that fall between boredom and a maddening frustration.
BUT, passion and flow can fail, and when they do, try these:
- Go back to your “why.” Figure out why you’re working on the task at hand. Is it for money? Do you want freedom? Do you want to give? Figuring out why you do something will motivate you!
- Plan to work for 5 minutes. When you sit down to work for 5 minutes, you are more likely to kick-start a longer period of work! And if you end up only working for 5 minutes at least you got something done!
- Find out what the next step is. What is the thing you know you need to do to complete your task? Focus on that! It’s okay to think ahead, but don’t focus too much on the big picture; break it down into smaller tasks and start there!
- Develop a mantra; a few statements that focus your mind and motivate you. I have recently been doing this and it has helped beyond belief! Tell yourself statements like “Do it now!” Or make a jingle in your mind, “I’m going for a run, I’m going for a run. I feel strong, relaxed and confident, I’m going for a run!” There are all sorts of jingles and mantras you can do. Make sure it’s personalized to fit you!
Overall, start working more on what you love to do. Take time to do things you are passionate about. You WILL have to do some work that is very difficult, but continue to do what you love as a side job. Once you start getting paid for what you love you can do it full-time!