Personal Development

15 Simple Things You Can Do to Boost Your Daily Motivation

November 2, 2019
Boost your daily motivation

Not feeling motivated enough to do what you need to or should? You need a daily dose of motivation. Everyday is not the same and we don’t feel like doing all the things in a day. Our mood changes with different situations such as our atmosphere or our health. But, one thing is important and that is the motivation to go on.

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer

Take a look at 15 simple things to boost your motivation and find your inner drive.

  1. Get started and the motivation will catch you up

Yeah, you have to get started at first when you don’t even feel like doing anything. The motivation can surely catch you up later. If you have a work to do but you are procrastinating or don’t have the mood to get it done then just start it slow. Many times, we end up procrastinating by saying that we don’t feel motivated. You need to understand; motivation is not a physical thing that can always be present. You need to make the mood. When you start working, you will slowly find the motivation you need.

  1. Appreciate yourself

If you can’t appreciate what you do or how you are, you can’t be motivated enough to appreciate others. So, you must accept what you are and what you have. Comparing yourself to others is the first thing to stop. When you can accept yourself as how you are, you will find motivation to do anything you want.

  1. Meet motivated people

People around us influence our lives. So, it is important to look at people around us closely. You meet and work with various people in your daily life. You should carefully observe the motivated people around you. Try to talk and spend time with friends who can be the motivating factors in your life. Make a list of people who make your day brighter. Spend time, learn from them and get started.

  1. Listen to music that helps

Just search and you will get a ton of music to motivate you. You can listen to your favorite tracks to stay strong. You can listen to music while working and even when you are taking a break.

  1. Listen to motivational speakers

Do it the way you want. But the best way is to listen to at least one motivational speakers after waking up. You will get idea about how life works and how you can grow up with every situation you face every day.

  1. Learn from your past failures

While doing something new, you can make work the experiences you got from your past failures. Past experiences are always very helpful to build something new. You must not hold on to the past. Just take the lessons and let go. Apply those lessons in your present moment.

  1. Overcome your fears

Fears of being unsuccessful, fears of being pushed out etc. make our life tough. So, to do anything, you need to overcome fears at first. The internal fear makes people crippled. When you want to do something, you must get rid of any kind of fear and run with the moment. Fears are mental blocks that ties you with failures, negativity and so many things. If you can overcome the idea of fear, nothing can hold you back from success.

  1. Set goals

You must have to have specific goals in mind to succeed. Your motivation will also show up when you start working towards your goals. Setting a step by step goal is much easier in this case. You can just make a list of your steps to take every day. This list will inspire you to stay in the right track. If you can achieve the target for the given day, you will stay motivated for the rest of the work.

  1. Be grateful for you have

It doesn’t mean that you must stop from pursuing things that you want. When you stay grateful for whatever you already have, you become more indulged in the process of acquiring. Every day, you can get up and be grateful for your life. This is one of the best motivational factors to go on. If you think that your life is the best gift then you stay motivated in every possible way.

  1. Declutter your work space

One of the basic and easiest things to find motivation. Work space plays the most important role while you are after your goals. If the place you work is scattered and nasty, it is really tough to concentrate on things. So decluttering is the way of finding your motivation. Clean your desk, remove unnecessary things from the room and put some plants that help you with moods. You might find the motivation right after.

  1. Declutter your mind

If the mind is cluttered, thinking of various thoughts, it is tough to stay motivated. To find motivation in everyday life, you should start your day afresh. Be clear about the vision of the day and work through.

  1. Meditate

Really, one of the best ways to get motivation. There are a lot of guided motivation you will find in YouTube. If it is your first time then start with a guided one and if you already know how to do it then you can practice on your own. Find the best place in your house which is also very quiet and get started.

  1. Breathing practice

Long, deep breaths help. It helps in healing your mind and body. Your mind becomes calm after taking a couple of deep breaths. Take deep, slow, long breaths while you feel tired or demotivated. Focus on your goals and remind of your achievements and you will obviously feel motivated again.

  1. Eat healthy and exercise

When you have a healthy body, you automatically get a healthy mind. Eating healthy will help you stay motivated. Start your day with fresh fruits and vegetables so that you feel fresh. A handful of exercises helps too.

  1. Go to the nature

If you are tired and even if you are not, you should make contact with the nature as nature is the best friend of ours. Fresh, healthy environment heals anything. Take a break and go to the nature, smell the fresh air, see the greens, smell the soil and if it rains, get drenched. All of these acts will trigger your subconscious for your better performance.

Finding motivation is easy, being motivated is the tough job. You need to remind yourself everyday about your purpose and goals to stay motivated. It’s natural to get distracted, but it is also necessary to get back into the right track. Life is short and if you don’t stay motivated or don’t find the motivation you need every time, it is a waste of your life. To boost your daily motivation, above things will definitely help. You just need to get started right now.

Personal Development

How to ‘Let Go’; The Key to Happiness

October 26, 2019
how to let go, motivational picture

This is the story of my life! I tried to hold on to so many things that I had no way to be happy. Letting go was the most difficult thing for me to do. I didn’t let go of my possession of things, didn’t let of people I desired as the list goes on. But what did the mind set of not letting go bring me? Disaster, more depression, unhappiness and lack of self-confidence. To be happy, we don’t need things or people, because happiness comes from within. Until we don’t learn how to let go of things we can’t control, happiness is far away.

What does letting go implies?

You might think, why would you even let go when the possession is yours? Here lies the secret. There is nothing in this world you can possess rather than yourself. You are the only one who is truly yours. Attachment makes it tough to let go of anything you love or desire. People, material things, views etc. create attachment and make it tough to let go because we become afraid of losing them. We think, if we lose, we will be unhappy even we might not survive. Just take a look at your life back, so many things you had to let go such as, material things and people you liked, did you die??

Most of the things or people in our lives bring us emotional gratification or sensual pleasure. And none of these means happiness. Happiness is not related to others. It’s entirely your decision to be happy whether you have any possession or not.

The illusion of possession:

Often we think that possessions will bring us joy. But, have you ever wondered how a simple possession brings you anxiety many times? Here is an example; suppose, you have a person you like. You have been happy together so far, but suddenly, that person doesn’t want to stay in the relationship anymore. But you are not ready to let of the relation or the possession. The person is not happy with the commitment, and you two start suffering together instead of enjoying it. What do you think is a more suitable thing to do in this situation? To hold on to the dead string or to let go?

Letting go is the key here. You can’t be happy while carrying a burden on your shoulder. But you can let go and be free. Letting go is the key to freedom. Just think this, everything is impermanent. You can’t hold on to everything forever.

Why is letting go hard?

It is hard because of our emotional attachments. We think the thing we possess brings joy. We mostly romanticize about the stuff we have. We love someone and think about them. The affection grows and it becomes hard to let go of them. We are afraid that if we let go, we will lose our happiness along with the person or material. But, we need to understand that worldly possessions can’t bring happiness because happiness only derives from within ourselves. If we can run our mind in the right direction, we will be happy without even having a single thing.

How letting go helps?

Why would you let go when you can have the possession for longer? There are many benefits to letting go.

  1. Freedom: everyone wishes to be free and from where does freedom come? Freedom comes from letting go of possessions. Without attachment, your mind and soul becomes free. You become a free person with a lot of joy. When something doesn’t serve us anymore, we must let go.
  2. Personal growth: Letting go teaches us to grow gradually. When we hold on to something, be it a person or a material, we can’t move on. We dwell in past situations and emotions which doesn’t let us flourish. Letting go of possessions helps you to pursue better and healthier things in life.

5 Ways to learn to let go

  1. Make a decision: The first thing is to decide. You must realize the value of your choice. You will see people who smoke for years find it tough to quit, but once they make their mind, they quit forever. Just like that, you also have to decide to let go. You can write your decision on paper. Make a journal where you can write your thoughts. If needed, write every day the same thing and one day you will see that you feel much better than the time you started.
  2. Stop blaming others: If you are unhappy, then you are one responsible for it. Don’t blame other people in your life for your state. Stop being the victim. No one can make you unhappy if you don’t support it. You must understand happiness is a state of your mind where others don’t have any access.
  3. Learn from the past: The past is always the experience. Learn from past mistakes and move on. If you hold on to the past and don’t allow yourself to live in the present, you will never be able to gain anything. Letting is much easier when you know that you can’t bring the past back. You have to live in the moment. The present moment is the only time that can prepare you for everything.
  4. Have faith in yourself: You have to have faith in yourself and in the universe. Letting go won’t harm you instead will bring the best out of you and bring the best for you. Sometimes, things are physically gone, but we keep craving, which keeps us from moving on. You must accept the absence. Your faith in yourself will help you the most to make a better life. You can even lean on a friend who understands and support you.
  5. Meditate: It can be one of the first things to do. You need to calm your mind to direct your emotions in the right way. And the best thing is, it only takes 5 minutes a day. You don’t have to meditate 30 minutes or 1 hour everyday, give it a go for 5 minutes. But, do it regularly. Sit in a quiet place and let go of your thoughts. Don’t judge anything, just let your thoughts pass. Remember, what is gone is gone and you are still here alive and well. You don’t need anything to rely on to live. You are solely responsible for your life and you are alone competent to live peacefully. Meditation will make you realize the importance of your life and time.

Finally, I want to say that live for yourself and only then you will be able to help others live. If you are devastated of thinking that you lost something, you will be the most crippled person in the world. Letting go is always the best way to bring better outcomes. It is hard, but worth it. You can understand the value of your life and emotions only after you let go of the past, let of the people that don’t serve you anymore, let go of the memory that makes you restless, let go the things that are of no use.

Peaceful living!

Personal Development

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: The Correct Ways to Do it

March 26, 2019

That’s why they say, “perception is projection.” What you think, you become. Your thoughts control your daily life. If you think negative, you will see mostly problems in your life, on the contrary, your positive thoughts make your life fulfilled. But changing thoughts is no easy task, you need to have an open mindset along with the ability to coping with various situations. You are the sole owner of your life and you only can make it better or worse. So, change your thoughts to change your life. For your help, here are some ways to start with.

1. Meditate: The most important work is preparing yourself for the better. Meditation is the best way to prepare yourself. Start by taking a deep breath. Be conscious of your breaths. We are only living because we breathe. So, when you can control your breathing habit, you become prepared for the rest of your work. Along with taking a deep breath, create positive affirmations. Affirmations are the root of all things that happen in our life. You can create positive affirmations so as negative. Negative affirmations ruin your life. So, concentrate on making positive affirmations. Change your thoughts to get positive feedback. For instance, when you start a project and think always that I might not be successful, that or this will happen, you create negative affirmations. So, you should think that I will be successful or I intend to do my best here. Project on those positive thoughts you create and stick to it. So continue deep breathing and create positive affirmations.

2. Ask Why: The thing is that, don’t ask why to your situations or to other people’s work rather ask yourself. For example, “why I become happy when I buy a new cloth?” You definitely know a new outfit makes you happy, but you never asked yourself the reason behind happiness. Now you answer the question according to your positive affirmation. “ I become happy because a new outfit or cloth makes me confident, makes me look better.” Happiness lies in you, it doesn’t depend on others. Once you become clear about your daily life, you become more conscious about how you live, you start feeling happy and the change begins.

3. Appreciate What You Already Have :

If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~ Lao Tzu.

If you appreciate whatever you have in your life, you are one step closer to your goal. Everyone wants to be happy and successful. That doesn’t mean people can’t be happy until they are successful according to their terms. You must aspire in life, think big, but at the same time, you must appreciate the little things you have, the little success you get. This trait of appreciation sets the path of your goal.

4. Live in Present: Past is gone and think that there is no future. You are alive right now, this present moment is everything and you need to live, cherish this moment. Your present makes the future. So, if you enjoy your present, you will see, eventually, you have a better life. And past is gone so there is no meaning crying for it. Past experiences prepare you for your better present. This moment is only true and grab it. Enjoy your life, enjoy little happiness and you will see how life blesses you.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” BUDDHA

5. Declutter And Slow Down: The world is such a place where everyone is running constantly. People are always in a rush to do something, to go somewhere. I am not asking you to step down from the race, I am asking you to slow down a bit. Don’t rush things. Take time and think wisely, act better. Our mind and brain are cluttered from every day’s chaos. When you take deep breaths, you need to focus on one point. One at a time. Don’t think about different things altogether. It makes your brain slow. So declutter all possible unnecessary things from your head and mind and focus on what’s important.

6. Express Gratitude: We can live and change our lives until we die. It is a great miracle that we are in this world. So it is obvious that we would feel grateful. Express your gratitude that you wake up every day and living well. Be thankful to the universe, to god and spread the joy among the people around you. Help people as much as you can. This feeling will make you even happier.

At last, you will be able to change your thoughts and life, but you need to focus on what you are doing. You need to be aware of your life. You will have to have an open mind and the will to see things from different perspectives. Only then, you will get your desired result. Take the first step consciously and you will see that the rest of the steps are coming you automatically.

Enjoy Living…

Law of Attraction

Why We Have Fewer Friends as We Grow up

September 15, 2017

Did you think in your childhood that when you grow up, you will lose many of your friends? Probably no. Nobody thinks in this way. But it’s natural. As we grow up, we have fewer friends. The reason? Our environment, thoughts and lifestyle everything changes and those who share common traits only stay together. There is also another reason and that is a wrong selection of friends.

 

Everyone makes friendship with wrong friends while younger

Your first day at school always lets you make friends. You went to school and sat next to a student and he/she becomes your friend within a few minutes. You start having lunch together, play and even hang out after school. This is how actually life goes on. While you are together, you share a lot of things. You know each other’s situation, moments of joy and sorrow. And gradually these things make a strong bonding between you.  But when you feel that you are no longer that close friends? When you start experiencing the common traits are gone.

After a long time when you meet with your old friend, you feel excited and start talking about old days, memories. But soon you realize that there is nothing left to talk about. Because the bond you made is long gone.

On the other hand, some friends remain because they share the common things deep down. Think of your childhood friend with whom you still have the same relationship. Because of the situation, you may not talk every day, but you know that she/he is there for you and vice versa. The reason is, you share the same values. Same thoughts and same values are the basis of any friendship. When two or more people feel alike in the most important things in life, the friendship becomes everlasting.

With your soul-friend, you can share everything. You can cry or laugh together, share victory or defeat, stay by the side of each other in any situation. On the contrary, you will find friends who are double-minded. They will make everything perfect in front of you, but gradually you will know their real color. They are not your friends rather a bunch of people who try to get facilities from you.

 

How to build friendship that will be everlasting

In adulthood, we need friends the most. We need people to rely on. But how to build a friendship that will be for our whole life? There are a lot of ways.

Something in common

The first thing, there must be something in common and, above all, stability. The common interest can be the same career, a common pastime or the same lifestyle. The saying Hobbies and paths make friends. Friendship is about love and appreciation. Then, over time, friendship can develop in depth and in extension through mutual treatment, knowledge and affection. And along with these things, friendship needs stability.

Communication

It is not that you have to talk to your friends all the time. But you must make time for them. Communication is one of the best keys of friendship. Do not hesitate to go to your friends when you face a problem, or you have something good to share.  Having a good communication prevents misunderstandings and possible problems.

Be Generous

Generosity facilitates giving that is essential in friendship. The real friends are generous. They give qualities, time, energies and knowledge.  Treat your friends with respect and affection. Selfishness is radically opposed to friendship. An especially difficult act of generosity is forgiveness.

Be loyal

There is nothing more valuable than a true friend. To be loyal means to be a person of speech, to respond with fidelity to the commitments that friendship brings with it. Loyal friends never betray each other or talk bad in the back. They are true friends who defend the interest and good name of their friends.

Lifelong friends can be an extraordinary treasure. To maintain a good friendship you will have to take time to develop and nurture it. Remember that to have good friends, you must become the good person at first.

 

Personal Development

How to Improve Punctuality: 10 Tips

September 7, 2017

The punctuality is one of the greatest qualities of a person and it is also sometimes the biggest challenge for us. But there is nothing to worry about. If you haven’t been able to be punctual yet, you can start from today. By being punctual, you will feel much less stressed, as you will not have to worry about being on time or apologizing to those affected. Here are 10 tips on how to improve punctuality.

 

  1. Be Aware of Change

Although the majority of unpunctual people know it, not everyone understands that it is a problem that affects them and their environment. You need to cope with the necessary change since the first few days can become a stressful challenge. No one likes to wait and understand that it can be considered an offense towards others can help us to be more responsible.

 

  1. Finish Homework on Time

Often, people who are late actually get stuck in moving from one activity to another, according to Julie Morgenstern, author of Time Management from the Inside OutPeople who are aware of time, on the other hand, outline their tasks in advance and understand how much time they should devote to each project. Ask the question, “How long will this take?” Set the specific time to finish one work and then start another and you’ll find it easier to sort things out.

 

  1. Observe and Know

Learn your routines such as, how long does it take you to have breakfast or take a shower? Knowing how long our daily actions take can help us to organize our day and prevent us from becoming “optimistic of time” believing that in a limited period we can do more things than we truly are capable.

 

  1. Stick Notes

Stick notes in your house that remind you of the time. For example, if you have to leave your house at 9, and then find out about this yourself “it’s 8:20 and you should take a shower”. When you keep track of time, things become easier for you. This should help you to follow the process as well as being a good way to remember what you have to do.

 

  1. Change Strategy

Try to be ready 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Quiet, it is very likely that you do not do it the first time – or the second – but little by little you can go pick up new habits that will help you to be more punctual. If it is the first time you go to a place, try to leave in advance to know the way and avoid delays.

 

  1. Get Organized

The disorganization is directly related to unpunctuality. Keep things in your house so that they fit into your routine, so things will be simpler and suddenly you will find that you have time where you did not have it before. Create a schedule. Currently, there are numerous mobile apps and tools to keep up with our appointments and tasks. Create different checklists where you can set the goals you want to accomplish in the day. Be realistic, even if you want to do many things, select what you are really going to be able to accomplish.

 

  1. Prioritize the Important

Look for the tasks that really deserve your attention. If you are not clear how to classify your tasks and objectives you can guide you through a chart that relates your important and urgent tasks in this way. Choose what you are going to wear the night before and set it aside. If you need to bring something with you, then place it near your wallet or keys. If you’re going to an unfamiliar place, make sure you have a map. Whether you are going by car or by bus, be sure to plan how you will arrive and how you will return. Always things don’t work according to our plan; still we need to plan to make things smoother. This will obviously improve your punctuality.

 

  1. Uses Alarms and Warnings

Synchronize an alarm five or ten minutes before your task ends. Be sure to move on to the next one at the agreed time. Little by little you will be more productive and you will lose less time in accomplishing the objectives.

 

  1. Do not be Optimistic

Things usually take longer than you expect. If you have a dinner at 6:30, do not think you can work until 6:00 because you need bathing, changing, and driving to your destination or taking the bus. So don’t be optimistic rather learn time management to become punctual.

 

People who are late to their plans do not realize that they are creating a bad impression on the rest. Being late can be considered a lack of interest and even respect. Only if you are aware of its importance you can definitely change this aspect of your life.