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How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up

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How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up
"I really don't want to go to work today", "I have such a long day ahead, what a dread", or "Yes! It's a brand new week ahead! Looking forward to getting lots done." Whatever your response may be, ask yourself this question: "What is it that made you feel unmotivated?"

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Motivation

Motivation is not a switch. Motivation is a flow. 

If you can create a self sustaining motivation engine, you’ll not only be able to find more meaning and purpose in your life, bu...

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Motivation Engine in 3 parts

  1. Core. Your purpose. It is sustained by two things: Having Meaning, and Forward Movement.
  2. Support. What enables your goals. They can magnify the motivation ...

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Get Motivated

  • Set SMALL AND SPECIFIC GOALS that will not make you feel anxious and overwhelmed.
  • Practice self-compassion. Try to use the same encouraging words you might use for a friend or loved one.
  • Recruit support, or ask for help to hold you to your commitment.
  • Envision how you'll feel after the task. 
  • Make the goal to do it, not to enjoy it.
  • Acknowledge your courage for stepping out of your comfort zone.

How to Get Motivated

How to Get Motivated

Develop a Routine. Create a series of events that you always perform before doing a specific task.

  • Step 1: Start by doing something so easy that you can't say no to it. Your pre–game routine tells your mind, “This is what happens before I do ___.
    ”For example, In my writing routine I start by getting a glass of water. So easy, I can’t say no.
  • Step 2: Your routine should get you moving physically towards the end goal. Your mind and your motivation will follow your physical movement.
  • Step 3: Follow the same pattern every single time.