How to Hack the Reward System in Your Brain And Stay Motivated
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When you do the same things over and over, that dopamine rush tends to get smaller and smaller. A great way to stay motivated is to keep growing by doing bigger and bigger things.
Take on bigger, more challenging projects at work. Once you’ve reached a running or fitness milestone, start working toward a bigger one.
“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.”—Bo Bennett
A great way to stay motivated is to visualize accomplishing a goal—even though you haven’t completed it yet.
Visualization actually causes the brain to release dopamine. This makes us see our future rewards more clearly and go after them more fervently.
High levels of stress are associated with chronic inflammation, which can cause our motivation to decrease.
Low levels of stress can actually help us perform better by making us more alert.
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." —Wayne Dyer
A good strategy is to look at difficult situations and obstacles as opportunities that will help you and those around you grow. This will help us look at difficult things in a positive light and actually look forward to doing them instead of dreading them.
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