Maintaining Motivation

Our daily life requires a lot from us. From basic functions like taking a shower and cooking food, to work-oriented things like completing that day’s task list, it can all become very demanding overtime. When we fail to meet these demands, we can suffer serious consequences, all the way from getting reprimanded by our bosses to disappointing our loved ones. In order to avoid facing these consequences, we can do a variety of things to increase and maintain our motivation levels.

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The first one is around habit-building. A common reason for our motivation falling is our daily life becoming too overwhelming for us to sustain. To ensure that you don’t have to put conscious effort into making decisions to make a meal or do your skincare, arrange them into larger routines. Making it a habit to eat dinner at a certain time, following it up with getting ready for bed, and then taking medication when getting into bed, is one example of building a larger routine so you don’t have to think to achieve these basic tasks.

More ways to prevent burn-out are reevaluating your long-term goals. It is important to sit down and reflect on the larger arc of your life, what goals you’ve had so far, and whether you’ve achieved them. This can help prevent you from focusing too much on the small-scale, and can widen your perspective a lot more, ensuring that you see the bigger picture. It is easier to be motivated when thinking about your goals and aspirations in life.

Lastly, it is important to surround yourself with people who can help motivate you. If your friends are people who you can admire and look up to, it would be very helpful because they could take on a guiding role. The people around you can offer you support and help you regain your motivation.