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How to Self-Motivate: 8 Lifestyle Changes You Should Make Right Away

   |  Updated: April 17, 2017 17:08 IST

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How to Self-Motivate: 8 Lifestyle Changes You Should Make Right Away
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Have you ever felt like not getting up from your bed because you are not motivated enough to go to the office? Do you feel like avoiding gym because nothing inspires you anymore? Do you find it difficult to push yourself to do something constructive due to lack of an inner drive? If these questions have been hitting you hard, you've come to the right spot. The state of monotony and dullness in your life is majorly because you are missing the driving force within. Let us teach to you how to self-motivate and trust us, it just requires few simple changes in your lifestyle. Here are some daily tips you must embrace to keep yourself motivated and inspired. 

1. Celebrate small victories rather than just waiting for big ones



Lack of motivation strews in when you expect more and achieve less. In our day to day life, there are many positive instances that we may often overlook and not appreciate. It is time to celebrate these small yet happy moments every now and then only to realize that life is not filled with monotony. Create your own ways of celebrating these little wins and give yourself a treat for achieving whatever you have.

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Celebrate small yet happy moments every now and then.

2. Eat healthy



A lot matters when it comes to the kind of food you eat on a daily basis. Your eating habits make a major difference to your lifestyle. Therefore, it is imperative to eat healthy and good quality food that help you to stay active and refreshed throughout the day. Include mood boosting foods like oats, coconuts and fruits rich in Vitamin C in your daily diet. You may crave junk food, every now and then, but remember that foods high on sugar and sodium can make your impatient and restless. 

(Also read: 10 Foods That Can Cheer You Up On a Bad Day)healthy food

Include mood boosting foods like oats and fruits rich in vitamin C in your daily diet. 

3. Indulge in regular exercise



You must take out some time to exercise your muscles to keep your body active and your mind alert. Take out at least 15 minutes to warm up your body to feel motivated and ready for the day. Break the monotony, every few days and indulge in fun workouts like Zumba, aerobics, Barre workout or Pilates that'll keep you motivated.  

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Take out fifteen minutes of your time to warm up your body.

4. Cut short your to-do list

It is imperative to understand that you can't possibly do everything in a day. Plan your day practically without burdening yourself. Cut down on the things that you think are not important. Complete tasks at your pace and try not hampering your mental peace.
 

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Cut down on the things that you think are not important. 

5. Do what you love

It is not a bad idea to pick up a hobby and work on it. It is important to do what you love without thinking about any consequences. Want to learn guitar? Take out some time and sign up for the classes. Want to sharpen your cooking skills? Buy interesting recipe books and try preparing new dishes every day. This practice will help you look forward to learning something new and motivate you to process things better.

do what you lovePick up a hobby and work on it. It is important to do what you love.

6. Embrace yourself

It is imperative to appreciate yourself every single day. Time to stop ranting about what you don't possess and rather feel happy about what you have. Look at yourself in the mirror, pat your back and embrace yourself for being awesome just the way you are. If you don't recognize it, no one else will. 

embrace yourselfLook at yourself in the mirror, pat your back and embrace yourself for being awesome.


7. Focus on the future

Your past failures can easily bring you down; however, it is the future that holds you up. Focus on planning your future well and learn from the failures. Envision the possibilities that will help you push yourself to do better. By having a compelling vision, you have something to look forward to.

happyFocus on planning your future well and learn from the failures. 
 

8. Take a break

The same old routine does become monotonous after sometime. The constant work pressures and other responsibilities ought to drain all the motivation. Take some time out to give yourself a rejuvenating experience.

take a breakTake some out to give yourself a rejuvenating experience. 

It is extremely important to look well after yourself and keep the positive side up to lead a motivated life. It is never too late to start afresh and embrace the beginnings. 
 

 

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