Staying motivated should be an ongoing process and should include every facet of your life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others.
Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors. How do you do that? Follow the 5 tips that follow, and watch the changes.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
You have to realize that life is only ten percent of what happens to us and ninety percent how we react to it. We’re responsible for our own actions and attitudes, and changing them when appropriate. When you are around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way.
You have more confidence in yourself and know you can change whatever needs changing. If you can make your workplace such a place you will find that working becomes easier and happier. When you maintain a positive attitude staying motivated becomes a breeze.
Don’t Take Your Personal Problem into the Business
Everyone has problems, and it is difficult to stay motivated when you take them to work. Personal problems do not belong at work. Turn your attention and energy entirely to your on-the-job tasks. This will actually be good for you because you’ll get a mental break from your troubles.
Create Positive Affirmation for Staying Motivated
The reason for writing goals for your business is the same as creating positive affirmations on paper. What your eyes see and ears hear, your mind will believe. Try it! After you’ve written them down, read them aloud to yourself – and do it every morning before you start working. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Come up with a set of new ones every month. Statements such as, “I’m an important and valuable person,” or “I know I’ll make good use of my time today.” Repeating them out loud every day at a set time will help reinforce positive actions and make staying motivated easier.
Relax and Take a Break Sometimes
This is an area where most people fall down. They become so intense about the business and challenges surrounding the business that they don’t ease up. Thinking that continuous working will solve all the problems however it never does it only make you feel exhausted. Regular breaks allow you to releases the tension. If you work on a computer this is even a greater problem because before you realize it – you’ve been working in that same position for hours. The best way to address this is to put a reminder to take breaks at intervals on your phone or your computer.
Do Physical Exercise Daily
I know that lately, it seems that “exercise” is the cure-all to every physical ailment or your love life, but despite that, there is some truth to that ugly word “exercise”. It does not mean that you have to go out and join a gym and spend your lunch-time, 3-days-a-week there working out. One workable solution is setting alerts on your computer and whenever these go off, get up and walk around your desk or room. Maybe go outside and enjoy the sunlight (if you’re an entrepreneur that has a home office), or just get up and do a few stretches.
Concentrated, tense thinking – typing – plotting plans – or whatever your work, makes all those muscles tighten up and knot up. Then when we move we “ooh” and “ouch” because we’ve knotted up into a ball of tension. Periodic stretching, even at our desk, or just getting up and walking over to the window and getting a different view can help. One of the greatest disservice modern business décor has done to us is making our offices pristine, sleek, unencumbered spaces.
There is nothing more relaxing than getting up from your desk and walking over to a peaceful, serene, seascape or pastoral painting and just drinking it visually. Momentarily transporting your mind out of work and into that place does wonders. A few good paintings and less shiny chrome in offices would benefit us all.
It only takes a little-concentrated effort on our part to keep motivated and productive, which leads to success. I know you’re going to hate hearing this, but it’s true anyway – and that is, “WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS – MAKE LEMONADE!”