Let’s talk MOTIVATION.
The one, big and scary concept we all could use in our lives. I don’t know about you guys, but for me, motivation is the ever-elusive drive to follow your dreams and get stuff done. Only one problem though… How do I get motivated?
Over the past year I’ve found myself asking that question a lot and I think I finally found an answer. It works for me and I figured it could help a lot of people if I shared what I call my “motivation method.”
Let’s start by talking about something pretty simple. The secret weapon I have to defeat anything in my way. Rewards.
Now, the important thing to remember is that rewarding yourself for getting hard work done takes a lot of discipline. You only reward yourself when you’ve completed something that stood in your way, and you don’t want the reward to be something potentially bad like spending all your money on junk food. I think the best rewards are often when you get something marked off your “to-do” list and you practice self-care afterwards. Y’know, a little well-deserved me time. Such as:
- Taking a bath or hot shower
- Giving yourself 30-60 minutes of free time to play a game or read a book
- Playing with your pets
- Watching funny videos you love
Additionally, having that list of things you need to do can really help guide you through the day and make you feel accomplished as you check them off one by one.
Just a few days ago, I found a website that’s helped me get a lot of work done (chores around the house and blog related tasks). It might not work for everybody, but it does for me because it’s sort of like a game. I love gaming and I was looking through the app store for games when I found “LifeRPG.” It’s an app where you get experience and points (like you would in a game) for completing things you need to do in person. This was pretty helpful to me, but then I found another app that basically did the same thing but that has a more appealing design. The app (which also has a website) is called Level Up Life, and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! …Did I get a little too excited there?
Anyway, Level Up Life has been incredibly helpful to me and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone, especially teens and young adults. It also seems like something really good for creative people or anyone who likes games. Check it out!
And in case anyone didn’t read through everything, here’s a bit of a summary:
- Use a to-do list to help organize tasks.
- Reward yourself for completing tasks or for finishing to-do list.
- PROFIT (Welp, it’s pretty true)
I hope this helped you out. Let me know what you think and how you motivate yourself everyday. 🙂