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Motivation tips Part 1

Sunday, March 28, 2010

  • Drink a glass of water.
One glass of water won’t be enough for a body that is more than mildly dehydrated.
  • Meditate.
Take 15 minutes to sit quietly and focus on nothing.
  • Create a worry box.
Write all of your worries on a sheet(s) of paper and put the sheet(s) of paper into the box, and store it away on a high shelf nearby. Remind yourself that you don’t have to worry about anything right now because you’ve placed your worries in that box.
  • Empty your mind with free writing.
Write your thoughts down (don’t worry about making them neat or orderly, just scribble them out). Eventually you will train your mind to focus on the task at hand and let go of unnecessary random thoughts.
  • Chronicle your journey.
Write down your achievements, brainstorm ways to overcome obstacles, and record solutions that worked for you. When you feel in need of motivation, go back and read a few pages and let it inspire you! It’s easy to forget how good a certain achievement made you feel at the time, and this is a good way to remind yourself that you are capable of more than you realize.
  • Drink some tea or coffee.
It has proven to be a mental stimulator unless you have a condition that is aggravated by caffeine. Try to avoid adding sugar, or drinking those sugar-laden caffeinated beverages. Too much sugar can put you in a worse spot than you started in.
  • Fuel your body.
Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Stick with lean protein and high-fiber complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit, along with limited amounts of healthy fats. Throughout the day eat small meals and snacks. This will help keep your blood sugar level more stable  – which can give you the stamina to keep moving forward!
  • Take a break.
Nothing results in burnout faster than pushing yourself too hard,too often, for too long! If you’ve been burning the midnight oil too often, take some time off. Even a few hours of relaxation and fun will be more effective than any motivational techniques.
  • Take a nap.
If you’re feeling sleepy and can't concentrate, allow 15-30 minutes of nap. Apart from renewing your physical energy, it can improve your concentration so you’ll get more done in less time.
  • Smell something nice.
Aromatherapy is a good way to stimulate your mind and body, or simply create pleasant feelings associated with scents. Inhale peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon, lemon, or orange by putting a few drops onto a handkerchief when you need a little stimulation.

summarized from white dove book