6 exercises for improved motivation


2-minute rule

Getting started is always the hardest part- make yourself work on a task for 2 minutes. Chances are, this will turn into a much longer period of focused work.


Understanding the problem at hand simplifies finding a solution. Analyze why you feel unmotivated, and what you can do about this underlying cause.

Gratitude list

Gratitude is a simple yet powerful took. When unmotivated, write a list of things you are grateful for, making it as extensive or as brief as you would like.

Physical exercise

Moving your body on a regular basis not only releases endorphins but also reinforces your mental toughness and energizes the pursuit of your goals in all areas of life.

Quick vision board

Put together a collection of images that reflect what you want your life to look like in the future. Refer back to this to remind yourself of the bigger picture.

Affirmations and quotes

Write down words that inspire you, that you easily connect with. Even if not directly related to motivation, recalling quotes from your favorite authors can boost your mood and up your energy levels.