You don’t need me to tell you that life is full of distractions. Whether you’re at home, at work or even socialising with family and friends, we’re constantly bombarded with advertisements, messages and forms of communications. That’s not even including the presence of smartphones, computers and social media.
Many of us complain about the issues we face when it comes to productivity, and hard it is to stay inspired and motivated, even if we’re doing the things we love. For many of us, the sofa is far too enticing. However, in most cases, it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter.
Today, I’m going to talking about everything you need to know about boosting your inspiration, enhancing your motivation and taking your productivity to the edges of space.
Maintaining a Positive Mindset
Of course, not every aspect of life is positive. There’s good and bad. However, when you really think about, we procrastinate the most when we’re in a bad mood. Consider how military forces train. It’s not all about combat training and how to survive. One of the most important lessons they learn on how to be effective is how to stay optimistic.
This may sound easier said than done but you know yourself better than anyone, and you know what makes you happy.
“Try taking more shorter breaks from what you’re doing to have a cup of coffee, read for 20 minutes or even just to go for a walk around the block, get yourself in a routine of not draining yourself but instead finding balance,” explains Thomas Daley, a creative writer for UK Services Reviews.
Working as a Team
Although the jobs you’re carrying out may be tasks you need to complete by yourself, it’s so much more motivational and inspiration to carry out these tasks when you have a team behind you supporting you.
In fact, this is the whole of peer pressure. While it may not be a good idea to start peer pressuring someone into smoking or trying their first beer, it can be an extremely beneficial mental tool if implemented in the right way to someone productivity.
“Since I sat a desk all day most days, I decided to join a gym and go three nights a week after work. However, my motivation quickly dipped and wasn’t attending, just going home. I was talking to my colleagues about it, and suddenly they all started peer pressuring me to go. At first, I thought they were just nagging, but one or two signed up and went with me. A year later, I now go to the gym every day! Now it’s a habit in the office for everyone, both in and out of work,” shares Malcolm Bennett, a creative writer for Assignment Help and Australian Reviewer.
Keeping Your Head in the Game
No matter how much you surround yourself with like-minded people who want you to succeed, you can’t be with them all the time, and sometimes it’s important to learn how to inspire and motivate yourself.
As a writer, I spend most of my working week in front of a computer, and it’s difficult to work around distractions with people, so I can spend a lot of time alone. This is where the productivity levels can really slip, and it’s a common problem among writers from all industries.
However, as I mentioned in the introduction, it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter. For example, there are tools like Via Writing and Grammarix which you can use to help you achieve certain writing tasks, such as improving your grammar.
This, in turn, saves so much time because I can get the work done quicker, therefore allowing me to spend more time with the people I care about while doing the things I love.
Set Up a Reward System
Games are fun because, in most of them, you get to win something. This is why so many smartphone games are so popular. For example, Candy Crush Saga awards you with little power-ups and gifts which make you feel good when you complete a level.
However, taking this concept and applying to your life can be a highly motivational practice that gets results. By setting yourself a goal and then applying an award to it, you’ll feel so much more motivated to complete it.
For example, you’re cleaning your house or carrying out odd jobs, treat yourself to a new book or DVD. If you want to go more long-term, treat yourself a monthly takeaway or cinema outing if you achieve your goals.
About the author: Jennifer works as online editor at Top Canadian Writers (https://topcanadianwriters.
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