Life is a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs. There come moments when a person doubts himself, feels low and starts to undermine himself in every sphere of life including those which he used to boost himself once. The reason for it is lack of motivation. Here are some of the tips on how to motivate yourself that will help you pull up your socks again with the same spirit and stay motivated.
1. Change In mindset
When you are trying very hard to achieve something but are unable to do so, one might think whether he/she is meant for it or not. How to stay motivated in that situation? The best way to get rid of such time to just think of it as a bad phase that would pass away and not over think about it too much. The person should think of his purple times and draw some inspiration from that but should never stop trying as the moment you stop trying is the moment you take the road to downfall. Always remember that success never comes overnight it is always an outcome of perseverance and toil over the time.
2. Read motivational books
One of the best ways to stay motivated in life is to read motivational books such as the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill and many more, these books will stimulate you to think on your way of looking at things and would bring a positive change in your outlook because motivation gets reflected in one’s behavior.
3. The audio-visual effect
If reading books are not your cup of tea you can look for motivational videos by speakers like Sandeep Maheshwari, Gaur GopalDas. These people have videos on many topics such as education, career, how to deal with stress etc. if you will look at the number of viewers of such videos you will feel much better as you will realize you are not the alone one sailing the boat of bad phase. Here is a list of top motivational speakers in India for you.
You can also check out the list of top 10 motivational songs in Hindi to motivate yourself.
4. Reward yourself to motivate
Don’t be too harsh with your mind and body, promise yourself a reward even on small accomplishments. The reward can be a short break, treat, hang out or anything which gets you motivated to work hard again towards your goal.
5. Insight from your role models
In whatever phase of life you are, you ought to have someone whom you can look up to. If you look into their early life, you will realize that it was not a cake walk for them. This will give you strength and motivation to fight problems with the same amount of grit and determination as they did.
6. Think about why you started?
At any point in your journey of life, if you feel demotivated. Just think why you took this path, why did this path excite you back then, what was your goal back then. This will give you resilience to reconcile with your current state of affairs which may not be that good. But remember it is just temporary. Work hard for what motivates you until your role models become your rivals.
7. Learn to handle stress
People tend to give up when work pressure is high so how to motivate yourself to work hard again in stressful situations. Remember every big thing in this world is big just because it has handled stress exceptionally well. For instance, diamond is nothing but a piece of carbon that handled stress well. Even gold becomes gold after getting heated (stress) at so high temperature.
8. Talk to your near and dear ones
A human heart has a fixed capacity of feelings that it can resist. Once the limit is exceeded you start feeling low and depressed. The best thing to do is to talk and get out all that anxiety, uncertainties and low feelings that are piling up in your heart. This is a tried and tested trick to stay motivated. It will make you feel lighter and even increase your resistance power. It is quite rightly said that happiness multiplies and sorrow decreases on sharing.
9. Take failure in the right spirit
Failure and setbacks are part and parcels of everybody’s life. One should learn to take these failures in the right spirit and as learning experiences. If a person is constantly winning and winning it builds a pressure on the individual to perform better and better every next time. In this pressure, many of us are not able to express our true selves. But once you get a failure, you have nothing to lose at all and therefore no pressure to perform. This is where the best in you comes at and outshines your purple patch.
10. Let Environment Motivate you
How to motivate yourself towards your goal when there is so much negativity, criticism, and distraction around you? Learn to find positivity even in small things around you. Nature is not just a source of bounties for mankind but also a source of inspiration. Elements of environment like perseverance of the ants for collecting their food, determination of sparrows in building their nest from things which we cannot even think of using in that manner are truly inspirational.
11. People around you
Apart from these mentioned above, one can draw inspiration and stay motivated by anyone and anything one comes in contact with. One such recent example is Subhasini Mistry, who worked as a maid, a vegetable vendor, did menial jobs to build ‘Humanity Hospital’, which serve the poor people of Bengal. 71-year-old Subhasini Mistry toiled for years as a housemaid, a manual laborer, and a vegetable-seller. All while long, she carried just one dream – to build a hospital for the poor because she couldn’t afford proper medical treatment for her husband and became a widow at 23. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India this year.
12. Avoid Comparisons
Always remember that you are there for some purpose and work harder and harder each day to fulfill that purpose, everyone has their own purpose in life thus everyone is running their own distinct race in life. Thus to compare yourself with anyone else is wrong as it demotivates you. Always compare yourself with your own previous performance and you will be at peace with yourself and much more motivated and there will be no stopping you from achieving what you had dreamt for.
These are few tips on how to motivate yourself that I think will surely help you. If you have any other motivational hacks that helped you earlier, you can share them with us in the comment section.