An unhealthy lifestyle - Deepstash

An unhealthy lifestyle

If you feel constantly tired, fix your unhealthy lifestyle and your motivation problem will take care of itself:

  • Sleep 8 hrs every night
  • Exercise every day: Even if it is just for 15min.
  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast and eat well throughout the day: fresh, healthy, unprocessed and nourishing food. 
  • Limit your intake of stimulants like caffeine, alcohol and nicotine

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If you've completely lost your willingness to do this thing because you're burnt out, free up physical and mental energy and reprioritize.

Rest, de-stress and sleep enough to recharge your batteries. Say “no” to things that are less important than your goal. 

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If you're demotivated because you thought you’d be there by now, understand that good things take time.

Focus on the progress and enjoy the journey, because it is as much as a reward as achieving your goal.

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If you're not really interested in doing this thing (goal, project, etc.):

  • Don’t do it: Stop lying to yourself and just quit.
  • Find a strong WHY under the surface: If you can’t quit (maybe it's for your job), you need to find a way to think differently about it. 

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  • Small goals don't inspire you to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Goals that are too big are overwhelming and you don’t even know how to tackle them and lack the confidence to do so.

Both ends of the spectrum are equally bad for your motivation and morale.

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If your fear is subconsciously holding you back from gathering the motivation to get started, try to understand it.

Get clear about what you are afraid of, how it is holding you back and then come up with a specific strategy to deal with your fear.

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If you don't believe you can do a certain thing:

  • Look at your past achievements and remind yourself that you managed to do very challenging goals before.
  • Identify your limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering ones. 

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If you procrastinate because your goal seems too much and you don't know where to start, break it down into smaller parts. It will be easier to tackle.

Make a rough project timeline and identify the first chunk to get started with and within the first chunk, the very first action.

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Internal vs. external motivation
Internal motivation, the drive to achieve that comes from inside a person is the kind of motivation that can lead to life-changing improvements and well-being.

External rewards (like compliments, fitting into a smaller size, or winning a race) might get a person started but it won't last in the long-term.

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When you are disappointed, you have two choices on how to respond:  You can find out how you could have done it differently, or you can tell yourself that you were not at fault.

Shifting the blame has a negative cascading effect on how you behave in the future.

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Don‘t set SCHEDULE build RITUAL ...

How do some of the most prolific artists in the world motivate themselves? They don't merely set SCHEDULE, they build RITUALS.

It’s a simple act, but doing it the same way each morning habitualizes it and makes it repeatable . It reduces the chance of skipping it or do it differently.

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