Find your motivation and work with it constructively

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Find your motivation and work with it constructively

The topic "finding motivation" is on everyone's lips. Almost everywhere you go you are told how important it is to achieve your personal goals. Sometimes you have to motivate yourself to do things that are annoying but necessary. The latter is especially difficult. When something doesn't go right the first time, many people tend to give up. The motivation fades.

In the article below, we're going to take an in-depth look at how to find your motivation and how to stay motivated.

Why is motivation important?

Finding motivation is important for several reasons. For one, everyone has life goals that would be impossible to achieve without motivation. Even problem-solving strategies cannot be found without the appropriate drive.

In addition, the motivation helps to get rid of unloved Change habits (give up smoking, drink less alcohol, lose weight). Taking advantage of opportunities and overcoming challenges is not possible without the appropriate motivation.

7 Tips on how to find motivation

How you find your motivation depends not least on the cause of your demotivation. We have already mentioned a few examples of how you can act in different situations. In the following, we would like to give you 7 basic motivation tips:

  1. Always get up at the same time in the morning and don't spend the day in pajamas.
  2. Exercise regularly, do sports.
  3. Develop a daily routine.
  4. Make sure you get enough sleep and eat healthy.
  5. Don't take on too much.
  6. Provide positive thoughts.
  7. Exchange ideas with other people.

Only a healthy body and a stable psyche are efficient. Therefore, take care of yourself and treat yourself with respect. The development of daily routines gives structure to your everyday life. This is important so that you do not get bogged down in planning your next steps.

The exchange with other people plays a very important role if you want to find motivation. Brainstorming together is often very productive and inspires everyone involved to make individual or joint projects even more successful.

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What motivates me?

What gives you real pleasure? Have you ever thought about this in depth? Or in a professional context, if you are currently lacking drive: What are you really good at? Make a list. Get creative about how you can use your skills even more and how you can make them work for you. Work or in a team can bring to the table. Simply being proactive in approaching your supervisor can have a positive impact on your position in the company.

Let's stay in your job: Feel free to take a pen and a piece of paper. Now write down - like a story - what your role is in the company. Jump into the time machine for five years. How do you deal with your colleagues then, how do you appear to them, how does the environment react to you - when you meet them with a completely different motivation? How do you feel? Write down the story as if you were experiencing it live. Don't leave out any details and allow yourself to think big!

Can I motivate myself to learn?

Sure. By honestly admitting By honestly admitting to yourself where the sticking point is. Is the subject matter boring? Then teach yourself in a playful way so that you can remember the content better. Motivating yourself to learn requires one thing in particular: discipline. Become aware of the mechanisms you use to avoid starting to learn - acute Procrastination for example!

5 steps to self-motivation

  1. Find out when you are most productive!
  2. First rule: Don't get distracted.
  3. Make to-do lists for each day.
  4. Schedule recovery time.
  5. Relax in between or in the evening with sports, meditation or a walk.

What to do when motivation is lacking?

Sometimes you just get in your own way. Do you know the feeling? If you are struggling with strong motivation problems, you should get to the bottom of the causes. The latter are not always obvious. Our scientifically based Personality Test helps you understand your behavior patterns. If you want to change your Personality type you'll know the best way to motivate yourself.

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