MIND -TRICK YOUR WAY TO SELF-MOTIVATION
There always seems to be something that needs to be done. From the stacks of laundry to the children’s after school activities and those 20 plus unread emails that aren’t going to read themselves. But with all the responsibilities starring back at you, sometimes it’s hard finding the motivation to do it all. And sometimes we need some tricks up our sleeves to get our brains to cooperate. Here are some ways to kick up your motivation levels and get things done: Take the tasks at hand and not only think about successfully completing them, but also breaking down the process towards that success. That includes the steps in the process, how you will feel, and how the final outcome will look. Studies have shown that visualisation lights up the same parts of the brain that would control the actions one is thinking about. Therefore, when you do chose to actually do the task it will be easier because your body will think you’ve done it before.
Lack of motivation leads to procrastination and a mad rush near the deadlines. Adding in a few fake deadlines in your calendar can help you
get started on projects in good time. That means both the long and short term projects will get the same attention quality. The trick is to mix the fake appointments with real ones on your calendar to make it hard to cheat on your schedule. Low dips are always inevitable; even if you’ve already mastered the art of self-motivation. That’s where inspirational women, who have achieved great things come in. Reading quotes or watching interviews of women you admire helps you get back into the right mind-set. Being in the right headspace means challenges get a lot easier to deal with. Multitasking is a myth. To get anything done you need a clearer mind that isn’t being distracted by social media and mobile phones to say the least. Focus all your attention on the crucial tasks at hand. Part of those interruptions include waiting for the ‘perfect time or opportunity’. Not able to finish the entire project at the moment? There’s the option of doing a specific part of the larger project now and then slowly take small steps to arrive at your ultimate goals.