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How to Stay Motivated

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How to Stay Motivated
Technical writing is a difficult job that requires concentration and undistracted attention, so it's easy to get tired, lose motivation and surf aimlessly on the Internet to procrastinate. In order to help the ClickHelp team, I hold a seminar where I told about efficient methods to stay motivated.

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Money Doesn’t Motivate

Money Doesn’t Motivate

Many people think money alone will be enough to motivate them, and whilst that may do so initially, it’s very hard to sustain financial motivation if the work you are doing actually drags.

At the beginning of your path of achieving goals, you should define what really matters.

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Procrastinate Wisely

Procrastinate Wisely

Procrastination gives you a break which is a good thing for your brain

If you become distracted, it can be your brain’s signals that you should have a break. However, if you procrastinate all the time and don’t accomplish your daily tasks, it means that you should change something.

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Change Your Routine Location

Change Your Routine Location

A new place makes your brain work in a fresh way and you’ll achieve the necessary results faster.

Our brain can get used to a routine, even to places and you work on autopilot. Of course, you’ll accomplish your tasks but they will not be creative. 

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Exercise

Exercise

If you realize that you stuck, go for a walk. Fresh air helps to step away from everything and refocus on your tasks. 

Spending a few minutes outdoors can also help you have better mental clarity.

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Find Inspiration

Find Inspiration

It’s necessary to surround yourself with people who can motivate and inspire you to work hard.

Youtube videos are very useful for this purpose because it’s easier to get the main idea by visual information.

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Celebrate Accomplishments

Celebrate Accomplishments

Rewards are an essential part of the motivation. 

Reward yourself every time when you reach your goal whether it’s big or small.

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Have a reason to study

Have an end goal in mind when you're learning.

  • What do you want to do with this information?
  • How is it going to improve your life?

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Find the right instructor

Set some time aside to see what courses are available.
Take advantage of any free lessons, watch the introductions to their classes and see if the instructor will be a good fit for your skill level and speed.

Don’t binge

Watching online tutorial videos can become addictive. Keep in mind that you are trying to learn something, not get distracted.

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Dopamine Functions

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Increase dopamine levels naturally

They are generally well regulated by the body, but there are a few diet and lifestyle changes you can make to boost your levels naturally:

  • Eat lots of protein
  • Eat less saturated fat
  • Consume probiotics
  • Exercise often
  • Get enough sleep
  • Listen to music
  • Meditate
  • Get enough sunlight