How To Sustain Motivation

How To Sustain Motivation

What is the single best way to stay motivated and energised every single day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation and continue to chase their toughest goals through an entire year?

 

It’s something I ask myself every time I feel demotivated and to be honest it’s been happening quite frequently lately.

 

I’ve read blogs, listened to podcasts and reflected on what holds me back from my goals on a day to day basis. After gathering all this information, I came up with a solution which I would love to share with you.

 

I noticed that all these points below had played a big part in demotivating me from my dreams, visions, actions and achieving a higher level of success… you may laugh, but it’s definitely true.

 

 

1.) Sleep

I become a grumpy, tired person when I don’t get enough sleep. This leads to negativity. I also eat practically anything handed to me- this includes any fatty foods which then consumes my energy. My sleep, diet, and exercise are all interlinked.

 

 

2. A healthy diet

Yes, fatty foods make you tired and sleepy, unfortunately. I noticed that when I eat healthy nutritional food, I become more energised and motivated! I’m more proud of myself and I automatically motivate myself.

 

 

3. Exercise

I know what your thinking… How could exercise possibly motivate you? As much as I wish it weren’t true, it really does keep you motivated. Exercising releases chemicals in your brain which then help you sustain motivation. I struggle to get to the gym, but the moment I’m done my session I really do feel great about myself which then reflects on my day.

 

 

 

 

4. Surround yourself with people who motivate you

this is one of the best things you can do to keep you focussed and accountable. My business partner Merrilee picks me up 3 days a week and drags me down to the gym with her, she has the same gaols and I know I can’t chicken out because I would be letting her down. I know it’s sometimes easier to let yourself, but the moment someone else counts on you… it’s harder to let them down.

 

 

5. Take breaks

Finally something that’s easy to do. Studies have shown that by taking breaks the brain refreshes and focus is at a higher level.

 

 

6. Good Habits

This one’s in bold because it is so important to replace bad habits with good ones. We subconsciously do day to day activities where our mind is not fully present because we have already created these habits. The moment I change my habit of watching tv to reading a book or watching a motivational video, maintaining motivation will be much easier. The choices we make play a big part in our future success.

 

 

The FOCUS & EVERY DAY EFFORT you put into your actions will determine the amount of motivation pumped back into your body.

 

 

Make sure have a daily/weekly routine and that you reflect on improvement.

 

 

The reason why Olympians and highly successful people sustain their motivation is because most people think they need motivation and the effort comes. It’s with a daily effort that momentum comes.

 

 

Does motivation inspire the effort? No, it doesn’t! Don’t wait for the motivation to go out and take action. I always thought it was the other way round until I understood that taking action first is so much more rewarding and that it will keep me motivated.

 

 

A Higher Purpose

Despite the innate power of goal setting, a longer lasting fuel for motivation is having a higher purpose. The concept of knowing your “Why” is your true purpose or belief that inspires you. Whether your motivation is to lose weight, stop smoking, get out of debt or launch a new business, ask yourself “why” you want to do that. In fact, ask several why’s in a row and you might be surprised at your answer.

 

 

Don’t let internal negativity surround you, challenge yourself to become the best you can be and think positive thoughts throughout each day.

 
Keep striving for success,
Sandrine

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

With only 24 hours in a day, it becomes a bit daunting knowing that we have such little time to deal with all the tasks we need to get done.

I’m sure we’ve all asked ourselves these questions at least once in our lives, how do I use my time more effectively? Is it possible to find a healthy work/life balance?

If you’ve ever asked yourself this, here are 3 essentials tips that I find might help get the job done.

 

1. Do the most important thing first.

 

Our daily to-do list seems to grow throughout the day, which in my experience, not only drains my willpower but also adds to the disorder and chaos to any planned activities. It’s crucial in these situations to just clear your mind and think practically on what are the most important things that need to be done.

At the end of the day it is always better to focus on what is most important first.  You will find yourself having a more productive day this way, take my word for it.

 

2. Eliminate half–work at all costs.

 

When we try to balance out multiple tasks during the day, it’s quite common to lose full engagement in any single task at hand, which is what I personally call “half-work”.

While others may think that multitasking is the way to go to achieve more in a shorter amount of time, I personally don’t think that’s the best way to get around it! I say this because ‘half-work’ not only divides your time and energy, but it also provides much more room for distractions and incompetence.

I have learned that when it comes to managing my time, I find it more efficient to focus entirely on one matter, and one matter alone. Focusing on one task can eliminate the many distractions I encounter almost completely, and with such little time during the day to get my tasks done, the more I focus on the one task, the more efficient I am to getting it done in a shorter period of time.

That’s what I call, working efficiently!

 

3. Reduce the scope, but stick to the schedule.

 

I know I know..following a schedule is easier said than done.

After all, we all find ourselves faced with distractions and problems that pull us off track, guilty as charged! Nonetheless, following a schedule is not impossible, as long as we prioritize getting it done during the day. By making sure our schedule takes all possible challenges into consideration , a few distractions during the day won’t hurt!

I personally find that when I create a schedule that includes only the most important of tasks, sticking to the schedule no longer becomes a struggle. Remember that it is important to at least finish something for the day in its entirety than nothing at all.

It sure has helped me get more done on a daily basis!

Now let me ask you this.. how have you been managing your time lately? Have you been constantly distracted? Have you been set off track?

Or are you still on the path you choose to follow?

With these three tips I mentioned, I hope that you might make better use of your time and accomplish more work than what you usually would the exact same way it has done for me!

 

Hope you enjoyed our insights.

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To your success,

Chris

Co Founder of Gerard and Chris Online

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