how to motivate
4 Feb 12
I do believe that it's hard to motivate oneself. I what I did is visit a website of my favorite celebrity and hear their inspiring stories. I also put a picture of the things that I wanted to achieve and above all, It all starts in our mind. Think of the things that you wanted to happen.
• Davao, Philippines
3 Feb 12
My advice...use a little greed. Oh, I know greed is bad, but if you only use a little of it as a motivation, it can be good to stop your boredom. Example: I don't want to go to school. So, I am so discouraged whenever it's time for me to go. Then, I ask myself, "what do I get from this?" Diploma and work in the future does not seem like a very nice reward...much less a very good motivation...but, the thought of going to the library to get good articles to share in MyLot and get money from it sounds great for my bookworm head, so I go to school to go to the library... The primary goal of going to school is met despite the negative emotion it brings whenever I think of it in only that way...Do you get what I mean?
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 12
Bored and unmotivated? I have severe depression with panic attacks so I feel this way MOST of the time. I am usually on here, on Facebook, or sleeping. Oh, and I eat quite a bit. Not necessarily things I would reccomend to others. If I get really bad I seek out a apprentice counselor in the area and go talk to her.
• United States
7 Feb 12
Motivation can be self motivation or motivation from others. I personally need motivation from others to accomplish something. It is a rare situation where I would be self motivated to do something. I do believe that most people need outside motivation. It all comes down to building someone confidence up as well.
6 Feb 12
Do something u like or force yourself to get out of the current situation. It can be any simple thing such as leaving your house, getting off the comfort of sofa or even bed. So long one has taken the first step to do something different, the rest would come easily. Hardest part in motivating oneself is in the initial stage and courage to try it, once the fist hurdle is cleared, motivation would come naturally. For me, whenever i'm feeling blue, i would go for my workouts, start if slow and my momentum would kick in shortly after.
4 Feb 12
Think about the benefits, not the difficulties. One common problem is that we think about how hard something is. Exercise sounds so hard! Just thinking about it makes you tired. But instead of thinking about how hard something is, think about what you will get out of it. For example, instead of thinking about how tiring exercise can be, focus on how good you’ll feel when you’re done, and how you’ll be healthier and slimmer over the long run. The benefits of something will help energize you. Squash negative thoughts; replace them with positive ones. Along those lines, it’s important to start monitoring your thoughts. Recognize negative self-talk, which is really what’s causing your slump. Just spend a few days becoming aware of every negative thought. Then, after a few days, try squashing those negative thoughts like a bug, and then replacing them with a corresponding positive thought. Squash, “This is too hard!” and replace it with, “I can do this! If that wimp Leo can do it, so can I!” It sounds corny, but it works. Really.
3 Feb 12
Well, sometimes having motivation is kinda hard to get, specially when we experience pain, boredom, sadness.. but there are some things that I used to do if I experience whose kind of things, first, I pray, I always make sure I lift all my life to HIM, then a simple conversation with my partner or my friends, sometimes they are the ones who make me motivated to face life.. Nobody can turn us down, that's what I am always telling myself.
3 Feb 12
Whenever I feel bore I switch on the tv to see something interesting on discovery or national geographic channel, or I pick up a mathematics book and solve the chapters which I have to teach to my students. All this keeps my mind busy and in a little while I get rid of my boredom. Whenever I feel sad, I try to think of all the happiness I have in my life. I try to look at the positivities of the situation and then think if my parents will see me like this they will also get upset. I wash away the feeling of saddness from my face and wear my smiling face again. At the time of being demotivated, I share the reason of demotivation with my mother. My mother's promising words work magic for me. I feel motivated with her inspiring words, her tight hug and her never ending blessings.
3 Feb 12
I think that motivation is something that is very hard to come by if you don't have it immediately. One of the most important things that you need to do is to make a list of the things that you would like to achieve in your life, and then make a list of the steps that you need to take in order to reach the goals that you're aiming to reach. If you can do this, then you will see exactly why it's so important to get each of the things done that you want to. If this doesn't work then there's something wrong because wanting to improve your own life should be enough motivation to get things done.
3 Feb 12
There is a very big difference between being bored (I am never bored I have way too much things to do and way too less time), sad (if I am not able to plan because I am unexpected sick again) or demotivated (it's rare to me too since if I am planning something and thought it over I go for it). How to face something? I think it's by partly to try to ignore the feeling, to find a way to keep myself busy (so I distract myself partly from this feeling/situation) and for the rest it's hoping it will pass by soon. I think the most important thing is to act, instead of being passive. If you don't act your situation won't change.