Motivation is a key ingredient to a happy and successful life. The problem is that we are wired to be lazy. Let me explain…
Stone age people didn’t have the abundance of food that we have today. If they wanted to eat then they had to earn it. Stone age folk would have to go hunting and gathering, which burns calories. Any net gain in energy was precious.
Stone age people didn’t want to frivolously burn their precious calories. Once work was done, they would probably laze around and sleep – just like lions do.
Life is different now. Almost everyone can eat as much as they want. There is no need to preserve energy. However our subconscious mind, evolved over millions of years, doesn’t know this. That’s why we must continually fight for motivation.
It is NOT natural to be motivated. We must find ways of creating motivation.
Here’s 7 top tactics to help you stay motivated…
Remind yourself why you want to do something
When you don’t feel like going to the gym, you can forget why you started going in the first place. When you feel like you can’t be bothered, remind yourself of all the reasons why you will benefit. Perhaps write them down as a reminder, if you can find the motivation! 😉
Have a dream
If you wish to stay super motivated, then have a dream to aspire to. It might be to retire to a tropical island, or to own your dream home. Find some long term goal that you genuinely aspire to.
Have short term goals
Long term dreams and aspirations can become daunting. It’s always a good idea to break them up with short term goals.
You may wish to aim to save a certain amount every month in order to work towards financing your dream. This will help keep you going through those day-to-day challenges.
Regularly spend time visualising your success. Visualise yourself having achieved your goals, both long term and short term. Gain an understanding of the “feeling” of succeeding. This will help drive you to seek out this success. It’s a way of programming your subconscious mind.
Surround yourself with motivated people
Having motivated people in your life helps inspire you. Their positivity and energy should rub off onto you. They are likely to encourage you and show you how its done.
Eat a healthy balanced diet
Giving yourself the right nutrients can massively increase your energy levels. Aim to eat natural foods, and avoid processed ready meals and snacks.
A good rule of thumb is to eat foods that were available 1000 years ago. Eggs, meats, fruits and vegetables are all good. Cook these from scratch, rather than buy mass produced ready meals.
Drink plenty of water
Dehydration can sap your energy levels. Make sure you drink plenty of pure clean water every day.. It’s especially important to drink water early in the day to get your system up and running.
If you don’t take time out to enjoy life, you can feel “ground down” and lethargic. Find fun things to do to keep yourself interested in life. Enjoying your current life should be considered an essential ingredient to your success.
Do you have any more tips to add? Please write them in the comments bellow…