How To Motivate Yourself To Do Anything
1. Set up Laws:
The biggest way I do this is to set things up as laws in my mind. Remember when you were a kid in school and the teacher told you to do something, even if you didn’t want to do it you had to. You got it done begrudgingly but you still accomplished whatever task it was you didn’t want to do. Do this internally, and self talk yourself into doing it. Make it so there is no other option, you MUST do it.
2. The NEW 5 Second Rule:
When you find yourself stalling on starting something you need to do count backward from 5. This activates your prefrontal cortex. It is something that we have been trained since we were little to take action after a countdown. This forces our brain to refocus on something we put our minds to. It really is a life hack being able to turn on areas of your brain at will just by counting. There have been scientific studies done as to why this works and when I first tried it I didn’t know if it would work on me. It truly does. Almost like magic, it pushes you to kind of go into autopilot and gets it done. This technique can even be used when negative self-talk or thoughts pop into your mind. Use this technique to push out negative thoughts and focus on more productive positive thoughts. Please give this technique a try and it will change your everyday life. I promise.
3. Create routines:
Set up your routines for all tasks that you need to accomplish every day. This will make it so you don’t have to think about what needs to be done and you will just do it. Routines will turn into the habits we were talking about. Habits are things that we just do without thinking and don’t require motivation. To turn a routine into a habit you have to stick with it in the beginning and make sure you do it. This is where your discipline comes back into play. Doing something over and over again for at least 7 times in a row can help you make it a habit.
4. Stick with your habits:
Like I said before about making laws. All these tips tie into each other. Once you have some setup habits going on you really need to keep up with them. It will become easier and easier as time goes. You will need less and less motivation and discipline as soon as the habits take hold and you will just do the things you need to do on autopilot.
You Can Motivate Yourself To Do Anything You Put Your Mind To
Reach out and let me know what types of things you struggle with trying to find motivation and stick with your routines. I wanna try to start some conversations with my fellow mamas out there and maybe make some friendships along this blogging journey I’m on. Have a fabulous day ladies.