When Motivating Self Seems Difficult

As human, all of us need to stay motivated all the time.  However, very often, we find it difficult to move out of our comfort zones. All of us enjoy being motivated and yet hate the actual pushing ourselves into carrying out what we are supposed to be doing or completing tasks we have previously started.

Self-motivation is very difficult to pin down. Very few people realize, while it could be often tricky to pin down, there are many of actions one can take to gather enough motivation to move yourself in the right direction.

Stop arguing within yourself. The war always start inside in your mind. It often starts five to ten minutes prior to the start of completing something you have to do. This can be a task, business strategizing or formulating a goal.

The actual scenario can generally goes like this: You had to complete a task that you're not 100% motivated to accomplish. One part of your brain nudges you into doing it. Then other thought comes to mind that tries to talk you out of it. These kind of mind games play back and forth until you finally make a choice to follow one of the thoughts. If you  did not complete the task you have to live with that uneasy, guilty or "unfinished" feeling. If you had finish the task you will feel satisfied and peaceful. The right choice is obvious if you want peace, but sometimes you refuse the obvious and not completing the task seems more enticing, even though you know the consequences.

It's not a good idea to just sit in the debate of your opposing thoughts. The longer you let this goes on, the more it is difficult for you to even begin or finish your task and you will feel even less motivated than before. Monkey chatter of the brian is a complete motivation destroyer.

Go and find something inspirational to boost your motivation. Inspiration can appear out of nowhere. You can just feel inspired by music, singing birds, listening to the rhythm of the falling rain or by simply observing children play. 

It is not fully clear why this happens, but they do occur repeatedly. When deficient in inspired motivation to get off your hind quarters and accomplish your work, look in the most ordinary places and see if any emotions are stirred inside of you. However you can't fake this. Inspiration is a swift event; it can never be contrived. It comes when you are open and ready.

Give yourself time out. Overtiredness can murder your frame of mind as well as decrease your motivation. Relax and take time to give yourself some sunshine or perhaps a soapy warm bath. Take a walk out in nature and gather negative ions from trees. Take a nap. You will discover that after a refreshing break your mind and motivation are raring to be productive. Going with the flow and relaxing is so much easier than beating up on yourself when you're tired.

Motivation yourself had is its own reward. If you're not having fun in life, you could be doing it wrong! Find the intention and the joy in all the things you do. Then your motivation will follow.

Quotes for the day:

"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."
*-- John Dewey

"The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
*--Chinese proverb

"The difference in winning and losing is most often... not quitting."
*-- Walt Disney 

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