‘Just Do It!’

A workshop on how to motivate yourself to start tasks and keep going even when it gets tough.

SIMPLE MOTIVATION IDEAS:

1. WRITE YOUR STORY
Write down, in a paragraph or two, the story of your desired future. Write down what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be living, and the successes you’ll be enjoying. This will be a motivator for you in both the immediate present and the future to come.

2. VISUALISE INTO THE FUTURE
Close your eyes and see yourself doing whatever it is that you wish to be doing. If you want to get in shape, picture a slim, healthy you running or working out. If your dream is to start a small business, see yourself on opening day, greeting customers and employees.

3. DREAM BIG
When you think about your future, don’t be afraid to dream big. This will make short-term failures easier to handle. When you hit an obstacle it won’t stop you because your eyes are set on a bigger goal.

4. GET ORGANISED
A clean, tidy, and well-organised life is a must for the motivated mind. Being disorganised can easily lead to mental clutter. Keep your life organised, and you will find more energy and clarity in every day.

5. VOLUNTEER
Volunteer your time to helping others. When you give of yourself you will realise how much you have in your own life, and how satisfying it is to make other people happy.

6. HELP OTHERS WITH MOTIVATION
Only when you teach others do you fully understand the subject at hand. Help your friends set effective goals.

7. FIND A ROLE MODEL
Choose a role model to learn from. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel when you can follow an exemplary example of someone you respect.

8. LISTEN TO MUSIC
Music can calm, excite, sadden, and even motivate. Listening to Rocky’s theme song while running is a great way to use music as a motivator. What’s your motivating song?

9. READ MOTIVATIONAL QUOTATIONS
Located on the Internet and in books are thousands of quotations that inspire, motivate, and cause us all to think about our lives in a different way. Search the Internet for quotations and you will find millions of pages that match just what you are looking for.

10. CREATE A HEALTHY DIET
Energy is very important to living a happy life, but that is dependent on eating healthy. Be sure to create a healthy diet that includes all of the necessary nutrients, minerals, and vitamins for your system.

11. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Some people can get by on six hours, while others require seven to eight. Regardless of what you need in sleep, make sure you get enough. A few nights in a row of only three or four hours a night will takes its toll on your motivation, energy, and attitude.

12. NEVER STOP LEARNING
This is the most important lesson of all. Never stop learning about the world around you. Read, listen, and learn about the things that interest you. Instead of asking a question and being satisfied with an ‘I don’t know’ answer, go out there and find the answer. Be curious.

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