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Focus

Focus is the most important part of staying on track. Today, there are so many distractions around us. The tech devices around, the constant notifications keep trying to fight for our attention. In these highly stimulating days and age, it can get really difficult to maintain your focus and stay on track.

There are many exercises that can help you learn how to stay focused in spite of these constant distractions. Once you learn to maintain your focus, it becomes easier to stay on track and maintain your levels of motivation.

Ask the right questions

Motivation can also be recharged by asking yourself the following questions. These questions can strengthen your beliefs and help you align your actions with your true goals.

What inspires you?

What do you love to do?

What would you do with your life if you could do anything?

If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with your life?

What do you want to achieve in this life?

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Surround yourself with the right people

You are known by the company you keep. That is why it is very important to make the right friends. You need to surround yourself with people who are internally motivated to achieve big things in life. These people have larger ambitions and are more productive than those who do not have any goals in life.

When you surround yourself with these high aspiring motivated people, you automatically pick up on their energy and become more motivated yourself.

Learn from the experts

Experts can teach you what no one else can. Experts can give you the right knowledge and guide you along the right path. When you feel like you are losing your sense of motivation, you can turn to these experts for help.

They can teach you methods to help you stay motivated. They can give you the correct strategies to recharge your creativity and reset your mind. They can also help you in maintaining the aforementioned right attitude that will help you better in staying motivated.

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Attitude can be another key factor for success and motivation. Having the right attitude is very important for moving ahead with your goals. People who have a defeatist or a victim mindset tend to lose motivation more quickly than people who have a strongly motivated mindset. A lot of factors come into play when it comes to maintaining the right attitude.

How you look at your goals, your perspective, your beliefs, your thoughts all come together to form your attitude. This attitude, in turn, affects how you perform at your task. The better you can maintain the right attitude, the better you can perform your tasks while maintaining a level of strong motivation.

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The reward system is one of the best ways to stay motivated. It is scientifically proven that our habits are a result of the consequent rewards. We tend to repeat more of what rewards us. You can make use of this scientific principle to reward yourself after every goal to strengthen that habit.

For example, you can promise yourself that you will eat one chocolate after every project you complete. Alternatively, you can set a larger goal and promise yourself a larger reward. You can choose to go on a vacation after getting done with a major project at work. This boosts your interest in the project because you know you will be getting a reward after finishing it.

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." -- Colin R. Davis

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Motivate somebody else

Sometimes the best way to stay motivated is to motivate somebody else. When we motivate somebody else, we automatically feel recharged ourselves. We can do this through any means. You can try to encourage your friends or members of your family. But it does not necessarily have to stay limited to the people you know.

You can also encourage strangers who need some inspiration. You can try this for yourself by opting to encourage one person today. You will notice that after encouraging one person, the levels of your motivation automatically go up, and you feel recharged.

Stimulate your pain.

In the same manner, you can use your pain to stimulate some motivation. When you do not perform a certain task or if you feel like it is not being done properly, you can set a certain punishment for yourself. It can be something small, like not watching your favorite show or something large like not going for that promised vacation.

These punishments have to be set in accordance with the goals. Larger and more important the goal, the greater the punishment can be.

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For some people, religion is a key motivating factor. People often turn to religion when they feel discouraged. For them, their particular god can be what inspires them to work harder. People often reach out to their religious deities through praying or meditating. This can be done through a temple, a priest, or individually at home. Everyone has a different process of doing it. It does not matter how you reach out to religion. What is important is how it motivates you.

Turning to religion for inspiration is better than turning to drink alcohol or smoking cigarettes. These bad habits can further diminish creativity or dim the levels of motivation. Some people also get into binge eating or drugs to handle the stress. When one turns to religion instead, it can prevent these unhealthy obsessions.

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Having a high energy level makes it easier to stay motivated. One of the best ways to boost your energy levels is to find what energies you the most. For some people, it can be caffeine. Caffeine is scientifically known to boost energy levels. Although it might not work for everyone.

Some people feel more energized after working out. If that is your thing, then you can choose to exercise whenever you are feeling down. You need to find what works best for you. You can do this by experimenting with different methods.

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Inspiration is so important when it comes to staying motivated. You cannot get anything done without being inspired to do it. There are various ways to find inspiration. Be it through watching others, reading something motivational or just seeking motivational advice.

People who have a strong sense of inspiration achieve a lot more than those who are not inspired by what they do. This makes it very important to maintain a sense of inspiration while performing tasks.

Some ways of staying inspired include –

Watching motivational videos

Reading motivational books

Looking up at people who inspire you

Seeking environments that make you feel productive

Having productive friends

These activities help you stay inspired and help you do better work. A sense of inspiration helps you perform better when you are feeling discouraged.

By nature, we tend to speak our own language. Whatever makes us feel loved is what we do for the other person. But if it is not his/her language, it will not mean to them what it means to us. - Gary Chapman, Things I wish I knew before I got married

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What we tell ourselves in tough times makes or breaks our mindset. If we can manage to talk positively to ourselves, we can get a lot more work done. People who can not perform positive self-talk tend to lose motivation quicker than ones who are good at maintaining a positive inner dialogue.

Some examples of negative self-talk include -

I will never be successful

I am a failure

I can not achieve anything in life

Life is very hard for me

Everything always goes wrong

On the other hand, some examples of the positive self-talk include –

I am capable of succeeding

I am good at doing this

I believe in myself

Things can always go right

I always work hard and achieve success.

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When you are having a tough time, it can be a good idea to reach out to a good friend. Usually, our friends understand our concerns and support us in times of our need. They help us understand the situation better. Talking to good friends also helps us relax and recharge our minds.

You can choose to do some fun activities with your friends to distract yourself from the pressures of the current work. You can try engaging in what you both are interested in to boost your happiness levels and be more creative. It has been shown that people who regularly interact with their friends are more productive and motivated to achieve their goals.

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Breaks are very important when you are working hard. People think overworking themselves will get more work done. But on the contrary, the harder you work without taking a break, the less productive and creative you are. That is why it is extremely important to take regular breaks in between.

You can use these breaks to relax, to get a breather and reset your mind. In these breaks, you can go out for a walk, talk to a friend or do something that you always enjoyed doing. This will help you relax and distress from the ongoing pressure of work.

When you get some time off to recharge your energy, you can come back feeling better and perform better at work.

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Listen to motivational podcasts

One of the best ways to get some motivation is to listen to some motivational podcasts on the go. These are ideally created by motivational speakers to help you recharge your creative motivation and combat feeling burned out and overwhelmed.

Read self-help books

Self-help books are one of the best ways to stay motivated about your creative goals. They are written by self-development experts and contain some really powerful ideas about creativity, productivity, and motivation.

Remember your why

When you feel like things are not working out, you need to remember why you started. You have to keep in mind the reasons for your motivation when you began the project. When you have strong faith in your way, that is the reason why you are going ahead with the project, you are more likely to stay motivated in the tough times.

Verbal communication is essential in order to understand what is going on inside other people. If they do not tell us their thoughts, their feelings, and their experiences, we are left to guess. - Dr. Gary Chapman, Now You're Speaking My Language

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Set realistic goals

When it comes to creative projects, remember to set realistic goals. If your goals are too difficult to achieve, it is easy to feel discouraged and overwhelmed thinking about the large projects. That is why it is important to set goals that are realistically achievable.

Break it down into smaller parts

A larger goal should be broken down into doable parts. This is a scientific technique to combat feelings of overwhelm. When a large project needs to be finished, we tend to feel stressed and overwhelmed, which eventually leads to procrastination and burnout. This can be avoided by setting smaller, more manageable goals.

Keep a record

To combat overwhelm, start keeping a record of your activities and goals. Think of it a planner but in a currently doing mode. When you have a written record of the tasks at hand, you are more organized and will naturally feel motivated to do your best creative work.

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When you are working on a lot of projects at once, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and eventually lose the creative motivation. It is known as a burnout or work exhaustion. This can be dealt with through the right techniques and a good work-life balance.

Here are 20 ways that will help you recharge your creative motivation and combat feeling overwhelmed.

    Set realistic goals

    Break it down into smaller parts

    Keep a record

    Listen to motivational podcasts

    Read self-help books

    Remember your why

    Take a break

    Reach Out

    Positive Self Talk

    Stay Inspired

    Boost your energy.

    Seek religious motivation

    Motivate somebody else

    The Reward System

    Stimulate your pain.

    Have the right attitude

    Surround yourself with the right people

    Learn from the experts

    Focus

    Ask the right questions

      These tips help maintain your levels of motivation when you are feeling overwhelmed. These methods are scientifically proven and instill a strong sense of inspiration within you that automatically helps you to keep feeling overwhelmed away.

      Some of these techniques can be used throughout the day to ensure that the levels of your motivation never dip. While others can be used to recharge the levels of motivation when they become low.