Changing Mindsets: Motivation

Motivated Mindset

Hello! And welcome to the first of my posts on changing mindsets to help you become a more motivated, positive and inspired person. This post is focused purely on motivation.

Sounds intense, right?! Well, it is! Your mindset has a lot to do with your daily happiness, so you might as well focus on it every once in a while.

Fact: It’s very difficult to improve and grow if you carry on doing the same things every day, without challenging yourself or allowing yourself to experience things from a different perspective.

Definition of motivation

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, to keep chugging along day to day without really improving or moving forward at all.

We all need a push every once in a while, something to look forward to. A carrot, rather than the stick. And that’s where motivation comes in!

I’m guessing that you’re looking for a few ideas on how you can achieve this, since you’re here and reading through this post. You’re in the right place, as this series aims to help you do just that!

If you’re having trouble getting motivated, or staying motivated once the initial rush of starting a new project/goal then this list will give you a nudge in the right direction!

So I’ll get straight to the point, here are 21 points that will help you figure out how to change your mindset and feel more motivated:

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How to feel more motivated

  1. Get out of your comfort zone
  2. Break down big challenges into smaller tasks
  3. Read something uplifting or informative
  4. Reduce distractions. Sorry Netflix, maybe later!
  5. Neaten up! Organise and declutter your workspace
  6. Try something different. Like a new hobby, go somewhere you’ve never been before, watch or listen to something completely new, find a new circle of friends
  7. Avoid burnout! Take some time out if you feel overwhelmed
  8. Picture your own success. Have an optimistic outlook, rather than assuming that the worst will happen
  9. Have goals
  10. Reward yourself
  11. Remember to reflect on the ‘little’ things, and show some gratitude
  12. Find something to be passionate about
  13. Track progress
  14. Find a mentor. This should be someone you admire and see as successful. They can help push you to better yourself
  15. Look after yourself. Aim for a good diet, (at least) some exercise and enough sleep
  16. Seek inspiration: music, art, social media (or maybe a detox of this!), YouTube, podcasts. It’s all out there, you just have to go and find it. However, read this post first. It explains the difference between passive and active inspiration.
  17. Set yourself a challenge. Half-marathon anyone..?
  18. Develop a positive mindset
  19. Brain dump! Write down everything that’s on your mind
  20. Stop worrying about what other people think. When you think everyone is watching you, talking about you, judging you, wondering what you’re up to, it’s actually very likely that they’re blissfully unaware and you’re worrying over nothing.
  21. Stop procrastinating. Remember, the results you get will be a reflection of the work that you actually put in!

Some of these tips are brief and to the point! I’ve intentionally left it like this because everyone has different needs and end goals. I’ve linked to a few more in-depth articles that you might want to read to get a bit more insight!

So hopefully you’re feeling a little bit more motivated, and you’re ready to get out there and make things happen. Whatever your goals, whether you want to lose weight, become fitter, sort out your finances or get a promotion just remember that the most important thing is to figure out your motivation, get up off that sofa and get started!

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