How can I keep motivated?

Lilly Simon
Revisit the times you did well & what supported your success. Try to reproduce an analogous context for your behavior. Then envision all of the good things that will emerge when you're done with your practice. Associate any negatives – like mildly soar muscles in the right places – as evidence you did work that puts you on the path that will lead you to where you ultimately want to be. Besides that counters of all types & graphs especially those keeping track of streaks are a great source of feedback to help me gage my level of effort. If I break a streak it's possibly because I tried to hard the day before. That motivates me to step down a notch with an easy session but to keep going rather than quitting. I don t believe in unplanned days off. So, that kind of evidence keeps me honest with myself as I stick to my habit development plan. I have committed to not quit but I m allow to step down the level and to plan celebratory breaks when I achieve a milestone.

Vicki Moore
Well, in my opinion you can't, because we aren't machines that are all the time working and are tireless doing the same thing again and again. Of course I will always try to be motivated because I used to hate being unproductive, but today I understand that it's ok if some day I don't accomplish my goal, it's ok, I'm a human, full of alive thoughts that are all the time changing. some days I am sad, and I am learning to let myself feel the sadness so then I can cure it, in these days I don't feel like exercising, making my bed, or even writing in my journal because I need a time for myself. but I like to motivate me because I just LOVE to feel productive. And also, it actually depends what you think it's productive or not, cause I can say that talking to myself and solving inner issues IS something productive.

Mattie Craig
It really helps to have someone on your side. It’s better to have someone you know who can encourage you, but even finding an online community is good too. Also make small goals and reward yourself (like a massage or buy yourself something nice or take a break and watch a favorite TV episode). Whatever you’re doing whether it’s exercise or creating a new habit, or working hard for something needs someone to motivate you and something to motivate you.

Camille Caron
If you want it bad enough, becoming and staying motivated will become a part of who you are as a person. It’s a simple formula: Set aside time to create a list of goals you want to accomplish. Big or small. Just so you have something on paper to visualize a bit better on. Try to find within yourself , little things that you would want to change about yourself. What would happen if you did change these things about yourself.? Would you feel a sense of happiness.? Do you want to waste time and become forced to look back at yourself and say “what if?” or “I should’ve” or “I could’ve”. Would you EVER want to ask yourself that.? If you’re like almost any other person in the world that cares about themselves then the answer should be a definite NO. Start off by making 10 goals for yourself. Then, challenge yourself to complete or commit to at at least 5 goals within a month. When the going gets tough and you’re struggling with motivation. Remember your ‘Why’. Why are you doing it in the first place? Don’t give up on yourself . You got this!

Selma Madsen
I Do it for my parent's gratitude and for my mental and physical health in order way I can't reach mine and my parents happyness

Noah Bowman
Hey! First of all, you’re going to make it, take a deep breath and chill. I have several tips that I believe might help:
1. Keep hydrated, eat (tasty things) and sleep well. I believe these basic “physical” demands can improve your general productivity and your mental health.
2. Start a bullet journal/organizer and make a to-do list every day! Put in even the smalles of tasks!
3. Start a habit (or multiple habits) that makes you happy and do it EVERY SINGLE WEEK FOR AN HOUR AT LEAST !!!! The best way to track this is to start a simple habit tracker – a table with the habit and the dates you want to do them. This is a great way to break the routine and do something you REALLY want to do.
4. Take breaks – during work sessions and during the year. When you fill like you are just acting like a robot and you are so unmotivated to do anything, take a few days for yourself. If you’re in school or if you have other commitments, don’t ditch them for more then a day or two, but try to rest as much as you can during your free time instead of having a study session for example.
5. Your mental health matters more then you think. Please take good care of yourself and if you need help, reach out to the right people and always contact someone you know and trust.
-This is not a necessity, but I found the pomodoro technique very helpful. I use a very comfortable app called “flat tomato” it’s free so you should try it out.
You got this!!!!!!!!!

Luca Caldeira
Revisit the times you did well & what supported your success. Try to reproduce an analogous context for your behavior. Then envision all of the good things that will emerge when you're done with your practice. Associate any negatives – like mildly soar muscles in the right places – as evidence you did work that puts you on the path that will lead you to where you ultimately want to be. Besides that counters of all types & graphs especially those keeping track of streaks are a great source of feedback to help me gage my level of effort. If I break a streak it's possibly because I tried to hard the day before. That motivates me to step down a notch with an easy session but to keep going rather than quitting. I don t believe in unplanned days off. So, that kind of evidence keeps me honest with myself as I stick to my habit development plan. I have committed to not quit but I m allow to step down the level and to plan celebratory breaks when I achieve a milestone.

Constance Jean
I guess motivation is different for everyone. Three things come to mind: Reward yourself, don’t negotiate with yourself and break it down to approachable pieces.

Find what kind of reward works for you and keep doing it. Sometimes I treat myself to a walk if I show motivation and complete a difficult goal. To keep my motivation going, I play a few upbeat songs (“On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Good Vibes” by Chris Janson).

I try to avoid negotiating with myself! This is my biggest challenge. It’s akin to procrastination. Ideally, once I set my ongoing goals, I try to avoid enter into a conversation with myself about completing them. I see the goal on my schedule, and I do my best to just do it.

Third, break down the hardest goals into 25 minute segments. This allows enough time to dive in, but isn’t overly intimidating. The Fabulous app has helped with this.

Gilbert Craig
All you need to do is just keep following what this app says. Also, look at the long term benefits and that will give you motivation.

Nellie Johnson
Thing of all of the benefits rather than the pain you'll reap from engaging with tour challenge & the pain of failing to do so.

Celma Sales
Think that all the things you want to happend eventually will be the outcome of that little action you are bored and unmotivated to do . Try doing every little "unimportant" thing for 2 weeks and you will see the difference. Once you see it you cannot go back

Debra Macrae
you forget motivation. Motivation is temporary and goes away, and does not help you keep good habits up. Motivation is great on good days, but very quickly goes down the drain when you are in a less good headspace. Treating it as a given, i.e. the thing you would usually require motivating yourself for, is something that has to be done, irrespective of whether or not you feel like it, will ultimately bring you further than simple motivation. The latter will pass, but the former will make you develop a routine in which, when you do not complete a task, your mind notices that something is missing and will keep nagging you until you resume your routine of habits.