If you’re struggling to get motivated, you’re not alone. Here at Sonder, we know that feeling unmotivated can be difficult to shake so we want to share some ways you can give yourself a boost.
What is motivation?
Motivation is the drive to achieve your goals or needs. It’s influenced by:
How much you want the goal
What you will gain
Your personal expectations
Why is motivation important?
Motivation is a key part of your daily life because it:
Provides you with goals to work towards
Helps you solve problems
Helps you change old habits
Helps you cope with challenges and opportunities
When you’re successful in reaching your goal, it feels great!
How to get motivated
If you’re having trouble finding ‘that spark’, try to:
Set yourself one specific, achievable goal; it helps if you write it down
Think about how to include that goal in your life, what you need to do to make it happen, and then put a timeframe on it (such as a week)
Depending on whether reaching the goal is a reward in itself, think about how you’ll reward yourself when you reach it
Break your goal into small, easy tasks and set regular reminders
Use your family and friends as support - tell them about your goals and encourage them to help you keep motivated
When you reach your goal, take the time to meaningfully consider how it made you feel - this can help you keep riding your motivation wave!
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Information about how to get motivated, originally published on HealthDirect