- Turn off the background noise (TV, Radio, etc.).
- Clean up your desk.
- Switch off your cell phone.
- Take a deep breath and close your eyes before you start again when you feel like you are losing focus.
- Write a to do list and cross off what you have accomplished.
- Have a scheduled break time planned beforehand.
- Use headphones so others will know not to disturb you- hopefully.
Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is turning on the TV or volunteering for the Red Cross in a rural area for a month.
The term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something.
Simply having the desire to accomplish something is not enough. Like wanting to run a Marathon is not enough for us to do it. Achieving such a goal requires the ability to train and change your nutrition and persist in spite of difficulties, exhaustion and distractions.
There are three major components to motivation: activation, persistence, and intensity.
Activation involves the decision to do something.
Persistence is the continued effort toward a goal.
Intensity can be seen in the concentration that goes into pursuing a goal.
- Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
Many people get weird-ed out from the word “meditation”. It’s not easy but it’s worth it. Don’t give up because it’s hard to focus and you get distracted. I found out some methods that are easy to do; and can be done in most places. Just take a 5 minute break from technology. I personally get bored focusing on my Chakras and breathing, so I discovered some alternatives:
- Sound meditation
Visualize various sounds like layers, don’t try to hear the exact noise but just differentiate how many layers there are, coming fr
You can do this method in your cubicle, outdoors, by the beach, boring party, while you are exercising and most places.om where and when you figure it out pay attention to which ones are closer and further away from you.
Some sounds are consistent
like the radio playing in the background and then telephones ringing and people chit chatting and walking by. If you can do this for 5 minutes a day it would make you feel more focused.
- Focus on something then blur it out
In this method you look at a candles flame, mug or a pencil (or whatever focal point) you want, then you try to think about nothing while you are staring at the focal point, until you see a blob or blur of the object.
Try to do it for a couple minutes. The result is a feeling of peace and calm.
- Pause eating
What are you eating? What is the color, texture, smell, density and taste?
While you are chewing on something, pause and think about the flavor and texture. Chew thoughtfully and pause every few bites.
This will help you gain consciousness from doing routine activities on auto pilot.
- The language of gibberish
I do this in my car when I am stuck in traffic (when no one can hear me and label me insane…)
Look at the time and start making sounds and creating words that are nonexistent. You invent a language of your own and speak nonsense for 5 minutes out loud.
Do you feel like your stress mellowed out? I sure hope so!
Sometimes you have a mood or creativity blockage or writers block and you need that extra push to make something happen. Here are some tips that will help motivate you.
1. Reward yourself when you finish something you have been putting off. Like with an ice cream or a new app
2. Fake it till you make it- Pretend you are enthusiastic even when you are not
3. Count your blessings out loud For example ask yourself: What am I happy about in my life right now? What am I excited about in my life right now?
4. Write down your small and big goals and read them once a day
5. Do something small and create a flow. You just need to start taking action instead of thinking of what you need to do, like paying your bills or dusting the house
6. Compare yourself with yourself. Not with others. Focus on how much you have personally improved, matured and learned
8. Remember your successes. Write down your successes in a journal and visit your notes
9. Have fun doing stuff. Lets say you need to clean the house, do it while singing or dancing
10. Do something uncomfortable. You will be proud after you have overcome your fear like riding a roller coaster
11. Don’t fear failure. You have nothing to lose in most cases, you should fear not taking action
12. Research helps. If you are going to do something for the first time, read articles about it or watch Youtube videos to make you more confident
13. Cut down on TV and social media. Do you rely on technology too much? Avoid the comfort and laziness of sitting and being entertained
14. Break down your project into small manageable parts. Do a bit every day and sooner or later you will be done
15. Force yourself to do what you gotta do. Sit down and do your homework, a project or task even if you feel tired or want to watch TV and hang out with friends
16. Listen to motivational speakers. Listen to Tedtalks, Tony Robbins, Zig Zigler, Jim Rohn in your car or at work
17. Dream bigger. Think out of the box and visualize how you would like your life to be and feel empowered by it, create a vision board
18. Help others. Volunteering and helping others makes you feel useful and positive
So tomorrow I add a year to my age. Sad part is that my birth certificate does not match my spiritual age. I am an old soul with a young heart and I am in my late 20’s. Doesn’t make sense.. I know.
Birthday’s aren’t my thing because it’s the time period where I reflect on my life and accomplishments (more than New Years). So in order to see the glass half full (the 50% air in the glass), I want to reflect on what I am proud of instead of what coulda, woulda, shoulda…
- I am constantly improving my skills and learning more things
- I know what makes me unhappy, so I am taking action to change it
- I am helping more and more people as the years go by
- I have learned to take care of my body and soul more. So I eat healthier, exercise more and meditate
- I am embracing my multiple talents, and trying to limit my focus on improving a few at a time because improving them all at once is not possible and won’t get me far
- I am listening to more Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn and Ted Talks
- I write my goals more often
- I avoid hanging out with negative and selfish people
- I dream big
And I thank you for taking your time to read my post!
HBD to me 🙂