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Self-Motivation: What To Do When You’re Demotivated [TIPS]

Self-Motivation: What To Do When You’re Demotivated [TIPS]

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Set A Goal

Once you know what you want to achieve, you can set goals more efficiently. Having well-established goals and tracking their progress is one of the best ways to increase your self-motivation.

When setting goals, it’s a good idea to make sure that they’re SMART goals . This means setting specific and measurable goals that are attainable, realistic and time-bound. But setting goals is not enough, you also need to track them and celebrate your achievements. 


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Change the focus of what you’re thinking.

Free yourself from ideas that can be seen as self-destructive or insulting. Don’t overwhelm your mind with negative thinking that does nothing but bring you down. 

Here are some tips that can help you think positive :

  1. Look for your own strengths;
  2. Use positive self-talk. Adopt more positive language in your inner monologue. For example, instead of “I messed up and made another mistake”, you can say “that’s okay, I’ll do better next time!”;
  3. Keep in touch with people who motivate you and avoid those who bring you down; 
  4. Trust in your ability to perform the tasks that were given to you.


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Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

Nobody wants to make mistakes, but we all do. Mistakes happen whether we want them to or not. And that’s fine! Making mistakes is healthy. 

As an inevitable part of life, what matters most is how we deal with mistakes. They can get you down or they can be an opportunity to learn and improve. They’re how we’re able to figure out different ways to perform our tasks more efficiently. Ultimately, mistakes help us grow as people. 

But to grow, you need to learn from your mistakes and embrace them! 


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Learn something every day.

Desire and initiative are two essential characteristics of self-motivation. You need to wish to be motivated again and you need to try to change when you’re thinking about giving up.

Learning something every day is a great tool to be self-motivated whenever it is necessary.

The more information and knowledge we have about a topic, the more authority , and self-confidence we have. This makes that we truly believe in our potential and what we’re doing.


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