In this post, you’ll learn some interesting tools, insights, examples
how you can improve your mood, daily functioning & how to be
positively optimized in this negative world.
You’ve probably figured that it’s hard to be motivated all the time.
No matter what you’re working on, there are days when you
don’t feel like doing anything or showing up.
There will be workout days that you don’t feel like even starting.
There will be responsibilities that you should do,
but you don’t feel like handling.
And also “off days” when your emotions & energy are simply not there.
These down-times are part of life, and I face these motivational challenges
just as much as the next person.
However, it’s important that we develop a system
for dealing with these lazy or “off days”.
You Might Ask HOW?
Well, the starting process is in recognizing what actually happens
to our brain & bodies when we’re in the state mentioned above.
As you might know, the brain is the commanding system of our bodies,
so when you feel like don’t do anything you simply
have low serotonin and dopamine.
You can freely Google or see here what these 2 chemicals do
I’m going to shortly explain here:
Low Serotonin – Regulation of mood, anxiety, compulsiveness,
increased appetite all these are signs your body is giving you to
let you know that something is wrong.
Lack of sunlight is also connected to Low-serotonin.
Dopamine: The feel good or motivational neurotransmitter in our brain,
pleasure associated, goal oriented transmitter.
(additionally educating yourself on this chemical is not a bad idea at all)
What you can do:
decrease sugar, caffeine intake.
Workout regularly (even for 5 minutes a day)
Take regular magnesium
Create simple small goals, and finish them
Eat more proteins.
Once You Get Your Mind Right
The power of positive thinking is scientifically proven that positive thoughts
can improve your mood, feelings, and performance.
For example, every morning after I brush my teeth I do 5 repetitions
of “I Can Do Anything”.
Reminding myself & giving information to my brain that I really
can do anything I set my mind to.
Also, Instead of giving myself reasons (doubt) why I can’t do something,
I give myself at least 3 reasons why I can.
We get into a bad state also because of our words.
You know that thoughts create our emotions & words.
Watch your thoughts, because they become words.
Watch your words because they become actions.
So I personally improved a lot once I switch how I use my words.
I decided to exchange all my should’s, could’s, ought’s to a Must.
For something I wanted I didn’t give my brain information anymore
that I should create this post, should work out etc.
I switch that with I must create this post, I must work out 20 minutes every day etc.
It’s a miracle how you can reprogram yourself,
simply by changing little things.
Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself
-Get motivation from the people in your life.
Spend less time with negative people who always look at
the dark or apathetic side of things.
And spend more of the time you have now freed up with enthusiastic
or motivated people and let their energy flow over to you.
-Remember that you are the captain of your ship,
so complaining that you don’t have the time
or the right people to hang with is all Your Fault.
-Don’t limit yourself from the people closest to you.
There is a ton of motivating books, videos, podcasts,
blogs and success stories out there that you can
tap into to up or renew your motivation.
Make time to implement this, even for 10 minutes daily.
-Play music that gives you energy.
One of the simplest things I do when I feel low in energy
or motivation is to play music that is upbeat or inspires me in some way.