It's Saturday morning and you have 3 main things you want to accomplish today…you want to spend 30-minutes exercising, you have a 1-hour repair job to do on your plumbing and you need to spend 1-hour on a work or school assignment.
With 14-16 hours available, you should be able to get that done right?
That's where self motivation comes in…the BIG question is how do you motivate yourself so that you can overcome procrastination, take action and actually achieve what you know needs to be done?
Here are 3 Self Motivation Tips That Really Work:
1. Use music to motivate yourself. Have you ever found that listening to rock or hard-driving R&B music gets you going whereas classical or soft music can help you relax and reduce stress in your day? In fact, researches are increasingly finding that music frequencies DO have direct impacts on our internal brain function resulting in mood changes – and yes, you can motivate yourself using music. If you haven't read "Your Playlist Can Change Your Life: 10 Proven Ways Your Favorite Music Can Revolutionize Your Health, Memory, Organization, Alertness and More" based on scientific research, pick up a copy now.
2. Be Driven By A BIG Why! Self motivation depends highly on you being 110% sub-consciously convinced that you are on the path to something exciting and in line with your personal values and beliefs. A wonderful book titled Attracting Greatness outlines the 5 Pillars of Greatness based on studies of highly successful and happy achievers with the ultimate foundation being a series of techniques used to develop a highly effective purpose to drive you toward natural self motivation
3. Staying On Track. One of the toughest things for human beings to accomplish is consistency. It's easy to be motivated for "bursts" of time, but then we experience the valleys and it can seem much harder to escape a valley or rut in your life than to reach a highly motivated level. Self motivation depends heavily on recognizing your own personal signs of losing focus and becoming stagnent and then having specific exercises that can quickly bring you out of a funk. For example, breathing exercises, listening to music, physical exercise, meditation, talking with a friend, being creative can all be ways that you can quickly bring yourself out of a valley and back up to a high level of motivation.
We all hear (and know) that we need to take action to get things done, but if we really want to dig in an understand why we do or do not take action, the answer typically comes down to self motivation. With these 3 methods you can finally be in control of your motivation levels and become a much happier, fulfilled and productive person. Give it a try!