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How To Motivate Yourself

How To Motivate Yourself
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In today’s post, I will share with you guys how to motivate yourself and I can tell you guys that it’s not easy to stay motivated to work, there are days that will be good that you will get things done and there will be days that you won’t want to do anything if that’s the case don’t force yourself to do anything. So without wasting any more time let’s begin.

Motivating yourself can be hard, even I find it hard to stay motivated, you make goals to be able to achieve your dreams but then there are just days that you just don’t feel the same motivation when you set the goals.

One starts to think about what went wrong, honestly, I recently realized that when we set goals or make a to-do list we don’t take into account that something might go wrong or we don’t consider our feelings, we can’t avoid our feelings because they are an essential part of who we are as human beings, we have negative thoughts from time to time that brings one down that’s why I wrote a post on how to stop negative thoughts or sometimes it might just be that one is procrastinating, here is how to stop procrastinating.

Truly motivating yourself, like I said it’s not easy to motivate oneself but here are tips on how to motivate yourself that will help you along the way.

How To Motivate Yourself

Have Fun With Your Work: There is a saying that if you don’t have a passion for your work then you won’t enjoy your work, I would say that this is true to an extent because I might be having fun with my work but I don’t have passion towards the work am doing like other people do. So have fun with the work that you are doing whether you are passionate about it or not.

Express Your Frustration: The second tip on how to motivate yourself is to express yourself when you are frustrated, I always express myself whenever am frustrated, take for example I have been frustrated with Pinterest lately with them changing their algorithm (which I know some bloggers will understand) basically what I am saying is express yourself when you are frustrated whether it’s writing down or saying it out loud.

Have Something Insprational or Motivational At The Ready: Whenever you want to start working have something inspirational or motivational at the ready whether it’s qoutes or podcasts that you motivate you, that is going to help o motivate yourself to work.

Get Enough Sleep: Another tip on how to motivate yourself is to get enough sleep so that in the morning, you will feel energized enough to motivate yourself to work.

Get Rid Of Distractions: Another tip on how to motivate yourself is to get rid of distractions, one the bad habits that I know I have is that whenever I wake up the first thing I do is to pick up my phone and go straight to social media and it always affects me whenever I work, so what I started doing was I started using my phone to listen to radio stations and use my laptop to work and so far it has been working. so get rid of the things that distract you easily.

Stop Holding Your Failures Over Your Head: Tip number six on how to motivate yourself is to stop holding your failures over your head, most of us are guilty of this whenever we fail at something we hold it over our heads so when we decide that we want to start another thing we then become scared that we are going to fail. Just stop holding your failures over your head and instead learn from it.

Remind Yourself Of Your Why: Always remind yourself about why you started what you are doing, whenever I am about to work and I do not feel motivated to work, I always remind myself why I started what I am doing.

Be Grateful: Another tip on how to motivate yourself is to be always grateful, Always be grateful for what you have, for the little things that happens your life.

Mix Things Up: Once in a while change things up, if you work in your home why don’t you go out o your backyard and work, change up the scene once in a while.

Declutter: Cleaning your space can help with motivating you to work, it can even help when you just want to clear your head.

Take Breaks: The last tip on how to motivate yourself is to take a break, once in a while take a break from work and just relax, all work and no play makes us dull people.

That is all the tips on how to motivate yourself, hope it helps you a lot. Don’t forget to WASH YOUR HANDS and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, Stay Safe Guys.

(56) Comments

  1. Soma Ghosh says:

    Great tips. I have been finding it a bit hard to motivate my self this week. I know what I need to do but sometimes having reminders like this can be helpful. Thanks so much.

    1. Adenike says:

      Yes, from time to time we need reminders

  2. Really great tips. Having fun with your work is a great point and so important!

  3. These are some awesome tips! For me reminding myself why I’m doing whatever I’m doing has been really helpful.

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Sometimes, self-motivation is hard, all the tips will help, thanks a lot 😊

      1. Adenike says:

        True, it is very hard to be self motivated

  4. Love this list! In what like week 4 of lockdown/wfh I’m starting to struggle! But I always find I’m way more productive when I’m really hyrdated!

    Katie |

    1. Adenike says:

      that is good

  5. Em and Jess says:

    This is a great post, motivation is something that I seriously struggle with at times so this’ll come in handy 🙂

    1. Adenike says:

      Everyone does from time to time

  6. Brilliant post. So many great ideas for staying motivated. I particularly love the one about reminding yourself of your why x

    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is very important

  7. Hayley says:

    Thanks for sharing these motivational tips, it’s a great resource that I’m going to bookmark and come back to whenever procrastination gets the better of me!

    Hayley |

    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you for that

  8. Wow this hit me hard. I really see some areas I could improve in.

  9. Ann-Marie says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips!

    1. Adenike says:

      You are mot welcome

  10. Getting enough sleep is so so important for a productive, healthy mindset. It’s so easy to stay up all night when you’re stressed or unmotivated, so thank you for these helpful reminders 🙂

    1. Adenike says:

      You are welcome

  11. Need a bit of motivation right now so this was perfect!

  12. Getting enough sleep is definitely something I fail to do, but I do notice I’m a lot more productive and motivated when I do get enough!


  13. Edward says:

    This is so timely. We all need some reminders

  14. Great post! Thank you for sharing! This is very useful!

  15. Graham Crosby says:

    Great post! Totally agree about getting a good sleep. I’m much better when fully rested.

  16. Keep up the good content!!

    -The Blogging ‘Zoomer’

  17. Lovely post. Having fun with work and expressing frustration is also so important. 🙂

    Via |

    1. Adenike says:

      YES, IT IS

  18. Izzy Matias says:

    I love these tips on how to motivate one’s self. And so true that sleep plays a huge factor!! I tend to also declutter when I feel unmotivated and when I finish cleaning, I’m ready to tackle my to-do list 🙂 Thanks for sharing these tips, Adenike.

    1. Adenike says:

      You are most welcome

  19. Reading posts like this are motivating! Thank you for good and practical tips!

  20. Holly says:

    Great tips – I will for sure be using some the next time I’m feeling unmotivated (happens almost everyday 😂)

    1. Adenike says:

      lol, I am glad it helps

  21. This is a great list. Bound to be something for everyone here. Plus, if one thing doesn’t work, there’s plenty more to try! Thanks for posting.

    1. Adenike says:

      Than you for reading

  22. Anitha says:

    This was an inspirational post. Thanks for sharing

  23. Express your frustration… that’s a great tip you never hear. But sometimes, venting about the problem really helps! Don’t underestimate catharsis! Great read.

    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you for reading

  24. Denise Brown says:

    I have the express my frustration one down. Lol great tips!

    1. Adenike says:

      lol, you are welcome

  25. Some really good tips here. Practicing gratitude is something I’m trying to work on at the moment. It does make all the difference if you acknowledge what you do have.

    1. Adenike says:

      It makes a huge difference

  26. Alexia Gonzalez says:

    This is such a great reminder! We can be so hard on ourselves right now for not being motivated, and that’s ok. We are collectively enduring a trauma and the best thing we can do is to continue inspiring one another!

    1. Adenike says:

      It is very important

  27. You have great tips. I think the most important is “Remember Your Why”. So often we fall in a rut of tasks and forget why we are working so hard, and this lose motivation.

    1. Adenike says:

      yes, we forget our whys a lot

  28. Great post! These are all useful tips to keep reaching for your goals. I also find that reading inspirational stories also help me shift my mindset and lift my mood when I’m feeling a bit demotivated.

    1. Adenike says:

      It helps alot

  29. Being in lockdown for so long, it’s easy to lose motivation. I did it at some point, but I kept pushing myself ’til I’ve regained my focus.

    1. Adenike says:

      Yes, it has taken a toll on everyone

  30. I could use some of this about now!

  31. Annie says:

    I take A LOT OF breaks. I usually start my work early (not normally a procrastinator) but that’s because I know I work slowly and in small chunks with lots of breaks. Great tips, thanks!

  32. This list is so good! I love the one about expressing your frustrations because this blogging thing can feel so alone but when we express how we feel about things or go to blogging groups that share the same sentiment, it provides a sense of comfort and that everything will be alright. Thanks for sharing xxx

    1. Adenike says:

      You are so right

  33. Alexandra says:

    Is it weird that this post made me feel so nice and peaceful? I just loved it. I’m so glad that I am now used to all these things ever since I changed my mindset and started thinking more positively. <3 Thank you so much for sharing this piece with us.

    1. Adenike says:

      I am glad to hear that changing your mindset has helped you.

  34. Expressing frustration is really important! Sometimes you have to let it all out. Otherwise, you’ll be doing your work with spite inside you and it will end up a half-assed mediocre output. Great tips to motivate yourself!

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