In this episode, Lorie and I discuss tips on how you can get motivated and out of a rut – back on track—using principles and strategies that can help increase your motivation and productivity.
What’s In-Store for You:
Winter is over—and spring is finally here. Incidentally, this is another opportunity for you to have a fresh start.
Let’s face it: All of us get into a rut sometimes. That’s a fact of life. The key here is to find ways to get out of that rut—in order to increase both your productivity and chances for success.
But how do we get out of that rut? How do we convert those “winter blues” into added motivation?
As always—the key is strategy.
So, what are the ways to motivate ourselves—despite having many distractions (or when we’re just plain bored?)
You might be surprised, but getting out of a rut isn’t really as technical as many think. In fact, even simple actions can go a long way (ex: going out in the sun once in a while).
For example: Has boredom struck you? Then you might want to consider rearranging your work area to get a fresher feel of everything. This will give you a newer perspective of work, which in turn, can help you be more productive at whatever it may be you’re doing.
If you have someone to work with, then why not brainstorm with him/her/them in order to explore new ideas and reduce stress?
If you’ve ever noticed, we are actually the hardest on of ourselves when it comes to judging and evaluation. A lot of people tend to put too much pressure on themselves—that they end up losing motivation. Counterproductive! Obviously, that’s never good (whether you have a job or running a business). A solution… “call a friend.”
Now to play devils advocate, of course, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have goals. In fact, if you want to motivate yourself—you need to have a set of goals to achieve. This will give you that added “juice” to work even harder.
Take note though: Having goals is good, but that’s not enough. You need to take action. Do what needs to be done in order to become more successful.
Re-evaluating your goals is another key step that you should always consider. Are your goals still relevant to your current situation? Are your goals still applicable to what you truly desire? Whatever your answer—it’s always good to take a step back, evaluate and reflect. This will help open your eyes to new opportunities that can help turn you into a better, much more improved version of yourself. Now, isn’t that exciting?
Here’s another thing that a lot of people seem to take for granted: You need to reward yourself once in a while. Celebrate those little milestones that you’ve achieved with your job or business. You deserve it after all. A word of caution though: don’t let those upcoming rewards distract you. Make sure they can actually help motivate you, and not the other way around.
Highlights and Takeaways Mentioned in this Episode:
- 10 helpful strategies on how you can deal with and get over de-motivation and stress.
- Ways you can become better at what you do—whether it may be your business, work or your personal life.
- Modes of “mind mapping” your strengths and weaknesses, for greater productivity and better results.
- Why you should take action—and how to do it efficiently.
- The main reasons why “taking a break” is indispensable to productivity.
- Want to become better? Learn to “dream” and be a kid sometimes. This will introduce you to new opportunities and goals—and will make things even more exciting for you.
Links Mentioned in this Episode
In the examination room, we’ll be discussing a quote that I believe is essential for those who want to achieve their goals:
Believe in yourself. ~ Author Unknown
You can check it out on the empower, inspire and motivate Facebook page. Just go to www.measurementdoctor.com/inspire
Personally, I think this quote is all about hard work…
If you want to reach your set goals, you need to work hard for it. However, if you don’t believe you have what it takes to make it—chances are you won’t be motivated to work.
Remember: Success won’t magically appear before you. You need to take the proper steps to actually reach it. Once you believe in yourself—and actually take the needed steps, there’s no reason you won’t become the success you ought to be.
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Now, it’s your turn: What specific strategies do you use to get out of a rut? Please share your thoughts and ideas by commenting in the section below…