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30 Easy-To-Use Motivation Hacks You Can Use Today

September 14, 2015

ometimes you just need a quick motivational boost to kick-start an upward spiral of productivity. Here’s 30 practical methods you can use to motivate yourself right now:

  1. Write down a list of all the reasons you want to accomplish your goal. Reminding yourself of the big picture makes it easier to buckle down today.
  2. Eat some sugary food. Psychologist Roy Baumeister found that ingesting glucose increases willpower, what better excuse to indulge?
  3. Do 10 minutes of yoga. This will revitalize your body and mind giving you the energy boost you need.
  4. Embrace failure. Remember, failure is part of the process towards success. Every day you don’t risk failure, you also don’t risk success.
  5. Eliminate distractions. Turn off your phone’s notifications to keep focused. You can even take this further with apps like Cold Turkey which can block any distracting apps or websites on your computer.
  6. Ask a higher power for the motivation to accomplish your goals. If you’re not religious you can ask the universe, sometimes all you need to do is ask.
  7. Drink a cup of coffee. If you need an energy boost right now, don’t hesitate to drink some coffee for an easy spark of motivation.
  8. Write down any excuses that go through your head. When you see them on paper, they won’t look so convincing.
  9. Listen to motivational music. Positive music can make you feel like you can conquer the world.
  10. Make a commitment. The website Stickk.com lets you put money on the line for any goal you have, putting skin in the game is a powerful motivator.
  11. Talk to someone you trust about how you feel. If you’re feeling lazy or down, sometimes expressing yourself with a friend can relieve stress and stoke the flames of motivation.
  12. Ask yourself, “What’s the smallest step I can take towards accomplishing my goal?” For example, if your goal is to go to the gym, just put on some gym clothes. You might be surprised by what taking one small step sets into motion.
  13. Write a list of 20 things you’re grateful for in your life. This can help you shift your mindset towards the positive, and therefore, revitalize you.
  14. Share your goal on social media. This creates a sense of accountability with your friends to complete your goal.
  15. Visualize enjoying the task. Psychologists have found the mind can’t distinguish between mental images and actual events. Imagine yourself enjoying accomplishing your goal, and you actually will.
  16. Find an accountability buddy. Have a friend who wants to improve their life too? Agree to hold each other accountable to motivate each other.
  17. Read some motivational quotes. Take in the positive mindset of people who’ve already become successful.
  18. Break your goal down into smaller parts with a checklist. Breaking down the goal into steps makes it less intimidating, plus checking off boxes creates a rewarding sense of accomplishment!
  19. Do some sprints. Sometimes the best way to energize your mind is to move your body.
  20. Create a goal using the SMART goal system. A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-based.
  21. Make your goal Specific: a vague goal like, “I want to start an online business” isn’t as motivating as a specific goal like, “I will create an online fitness program that helps 10,000 people lose weight.”
  22. Make your goal Measurable: Telling yourself, “I want to write a book” isn’t as motivating as telling yourself, “I will write 5 pages of my book per day.”
  23. Make your goal Actionable: If your goal is to be more confident, make sure to think of an action you can take to reach your goal like, “I will meet one new person every day.”
  24. Make your goal Realistic: sometimes a goal that isn’t realistic can be too intimidating, if you want to get in better shape you don’t have to start with an hour a day at the gym, you can start with ten minutes per day and build it up over time.
  25. Make your goal Time-based: If your goal has a due date it’s much harder to tell yourself, “I’ll just do it tomorrow.”
  26. Get out of your room. For many of us, our room is the place where we relax, motivate yourself by changing locations to somewhere more energizing like a coffee shop.
  27. Excite yourself with a reward. When you finish your task, reward yourself with a bite of chocolate or an episode of your favorite show.
  28. Create a daily notification on your phone to take action. You can do this through Google calendar with its goals feature. Many other apps have similar functionality.
  29. Download the app Thirty and create a challenge, Thirty is like Facebook but designed specifically for personal achievement, you will join a community of like-minded individuals who motivate each other and challenge each other to complete their goals.
  30. Give yourself a time-limit. If you have an essay to finish, for example, set a timer for an hour and try to beat the clock! This makes accomplishing your goal more fun because you are turning it into a game.

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Title 30 Easy-To-Use Motivation Hacks You Can Use Today
Author Avery
Date September 14, 2015 7:50 PM UTC (7 years ago)
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