Thursday, May 5, 2011

How To Give Yourself a Motivational Boost

When you’re having trouble staying motivated it can often seem like an impossible task to pull yourself out of the slump. Most likely you either sit immobile with a blank look of boredom on your face or you find other non-essential activities to distract you. Of course, these two choices don’t help you get anything accomplished, do they?

Instead, why not try some of the suggestions below the next time you’re feeling unmotivated:

Put on some music.

Upbeat music is one sure way to get your emotion and energy flowing again! Turn it up loud, groove to the beat and even dance around if you feel like it. In no time at all you should be feeling pumped up and ready to get moving again.

Laugh.

Laughter is like a miracle drug for the blues. Not only does it make you feel more alert, it also releases a flood of those fantastic feel-good endorphins in your body. Spend a few minutes reading or watching something funny, and then allow those good feelings to stimulate your motivation.

Wash away lethargy.

Showering can immediately perk you up and make you feel more energized again. Try using a fresh-scent shower gel or soap, and turn the water temperature a bit cooler than you normally would. Scrub your hair and body with vigor and imagine that your feelings of “blah” are being washed down the drain.

Get some fresh air.

A brisk walk is another great way to get some positive energy flowing again! Focus on working your muscles and burning off any sense of sluggishness you may feel. Breathe deeply and feel your body being flooded with life-giving oxygen! Imagine your brain perking up and your body being energized, and in just minutes you should be feeling focused and productive again.

Breathe!

Speaking of breathing deeply, it can work as a powerful wake-up exercise even if you’re not working out at the time. Simply sit quietly and take several slow, deep breaths. As you inhale, imagine that you’re taking in invigorating energy, and as you exhale imagine that you’re releasing lethargy and stagnation.

These are just a few ways you can get yourself feeling motivated again, but there are many others too!

When it comes right down to it, motivation is simply the willingness to take action and be productive. Whether you’re working on your goals, trying to get chores done at work or around the house – just deciding to get up and get moving can be the most powerful motivator of all.

62 comments:

  1. I can definitely corroborate the shower tip. Seems like many of my best ideas and motivations come to me whilst taking one.

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  2. OH MY GOD! This just came at the perfect time, right when I needed it. Thank you so much for your awesome work!

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  3. It's true, showers are awesome!

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  4. nice tips, I should actually do it

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  5. Wish I could breathe deeply, this city is known for it's pollen count. Great tips, though.

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  6. Music that evokes a mood has always been something that I have used to get motivation of different kinds, I can certainly vouch that music can pick you up and get you in the mood to do something

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  7. that tips are great, i need some ones, thxs!

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  8. All these are great and I use them all. One, I love to laugh, it's my favorite thing to do. showers always seem to perk me up and I prefer a cool shower as oppose to a warm one. Music on a nice brisk walk is also a great refreshment, nice post!

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  9. I did all these except breathing. I'm going to try it next time I get stressed.

    But defiantly a lot of great info out here

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  10. Thanks for all of the great info.

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  11. I just did all this, now I feel like partying HARD. >:D Really, I did.

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  12. A shave and shower really does it for me

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  13. These are some great tips! Sometimes, motivation is as simple as giving yourself a kick in the ass!

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  14. Very true stuff, sometimes a nice deep breath and a good laugh can pull you out of the dumps.

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  15. And drink some caffeine.

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  16. Music is a great motivator for me! It helps me write all my posts, and keeps me going through the day! Keep up the great blogs, I love reading them

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  17. Man I really love reading your posts. And to add to the breathing thing, I know you already kinda mentioned it, but it's really important to breath deeply from below the ribcage, as we get older we tend to just breath from the lungs!

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  18. Yes breathing can change your body's constitution alot, learning how to breath correctly can help in many cases be it relaxing, calming down, motivating, collecting energy and so on.

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  19. Some great tips, especially the shower tip.

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  20. Good tips, they helped me!

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  21. Totally took a showerafter reading this. It works.

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  22. Yeah, good advices, part about music is the best :)

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  23. I've told a couple of my friends about your guides, thanks again.

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  24. Another great post. Thanks man.

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  25. laughing helps a lot with me since some music i listen to isn't necessarily positive :/

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  26. Great write up, some really good tips in there

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  27. anyone ever take a shower right after waking up, then feeling numb and groggy instead of awake?

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  28. very sweet. I also enjoy a good beer in a hammock.

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  29. im so glad someone made a blog named this really grinds my gears, thanks haha

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  30. Best tips ever! Thanks for that.,

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  31. Hm, I could definitely use some of these tips on those off days. Great post.

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  32. A shower really can improve your mood.

    Meditating and taking time to really focus on actively trying to do nothing can help remind me why I bother trying to accomplish anything at all.

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  33. Laughter is indeed the best medicine!

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  34. This is now at least the fifth time I've read this article. Thank you so much Papa Pülli, your thoughts mean a lot to me.

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  35. Woke up looking forward to this, hoping you release your next blog soon

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  36. I'm a professional at breathing
    Serously

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  37. I keep re-reading this. great job.

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  38. I have no words to say how much i love your posts! They're actually improving my life.

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  39. I have to admit, I laugh so hard and uncontrollably that it feels therapeutic. Also fresh air is always amazing as long as there is a nice breeze and it isn't humid out!

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  40. Nice tips, sometimes they are needed...

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  41. Also write down your goals, and why your doing whatever your doing. Good general tips overall.

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  42. nice post! ill try some of your tipps..great! :)

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  43. Laughing always helps me.....

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  44. work hard and you will be motivated !

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  45. Thanks for advices bro, it can work for me :)

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  46. Will need these advices definitely for the finals week!

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  47. First step always helps, yo. I always have music on :)

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  48. I like the tips, will think about this the next time I need motivation!

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  50. nice tips, i'll give em' a go :D

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  51. deep breathing is actually a natural high, and a great relaxation technique.

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