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10 Ways to Get Motivated

source: Jayel Aheram
source: Jayel Aharam

Last week I asked the question, “How Do You Handle Lack of Motivation?


There were a variety of answers in the comments with some great ideas for getting motivated. I tend to take a break and find something enjoyable to do until my motivation returns (even if that means I wait until the next day), but when you’re facing a deadline or a to-do list that has to be done, here are some more great ways to get back on track:

1. Go for a walk.

2. Set a timer and tackle something on your to-do list for just 15 minutes. ~Marcia

3. Set a timer and do NOTHING for 15 minutes.

4. Imagine how great it will feel when you’re done and work with that in mind. ~Amanda

5. Break the task up into manageable steps to make it easier to tackle. ~Kim & Taylor

6. Choose the easiest thing on your list and knock it out quickly.

7. Choose the thing on your list you’re most dreading and “eat the frog“. ~Kay

8.Take a 20-minute power nap. ~Kendall

9. Walk away from the to-do list and find something enjoyable to do until your motivation returns. ~Diane

10. Turn on some upbeat music that you love to help you get moving.

Do you have another one to add that I missed? Feel free to share it in the comments!

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