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Updated by Nandini Sharma on Jul 13, 2017
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9 Smart and Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

If you can't seem to find yourself motivated because of several reasons and want some practical solutions to motivate yourself. I've come up with the 9 smart and simple ways to motivate yourself. Try them and let me know which ones work well for you.

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Take a break--you deserve it.

Take a break--you deserve it.

Taking breaks at work can make you happier, more focused and more productive. When you are taking small breaks at work, you'll return with a fresh head, which means you'll get more done. It’s a practice that encourages us to stay mindful of our objectives. I got this tip from my team mate Arjun Setia, he always follow this tip to motivate himself.

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Talk to someone

Talk to someone

Talking to someone might sound like the simplest solution, but it really is one of the best possible things you can do to motivate yourself. Deciding who you want to talk to is an important step. You need to trust them, and to feel comfortable opening up to them. Sharing your thoughts, problems or anything isn’t just the motivational tip, this can help to boost your confidence. You can talk to your close friends, a family member, teacher, counselor or even colleagues. Rancy, our content writer in action using this smart way to get motivated.

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Meditation

Meditation

If you are feeling unmotivated, meditation is the key to get you back on track. Meditation can help focus your mind and renew your enthusiasm.It is a great way to change your thought patterns and put you back on the mountaintop, or at least give you the necessary positive mindset.

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Look to quotes that inspire you

Look to quotes that inspire you

I asked Amit (my colleague), what is the best way to get motivated? He said that he personally enjoys reading motivational/inspirational quotes, and it helps him to connect with the spark of inspiration. Inspirational quotes have an amazing ability to motivate others and change the way we feel about ourselves. So whenever you feel your low and demotivated, turn to motivational quotes from famous authors to get that extra spark of passion needed to keep you on track.

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Eat chocolate

Eat chocolate

I love chocolate. When I am low on motivation, I eat lots of chocolate to motivate my self. Chocolate holds a very special place in our hearts. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that increase the production of endorphins while enhancing focus and concentration. Also, It triggers a release of dopamine, which elevates your heart rate and significantly increase mental positivity.

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Listening to music

Listening to music

Music is an amazing thing. One of the simplest things my colleague Devender does when he feels low in energy or motivation is to play music that is upbeat and/or inspires him in some way. The right inspiring lyrics, or motivational songs can give you a kick and provide a quick boost to motivate you for accomplishing your goals

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Get out of your comfort zone

Get out of your comfort zone

By limiting yourself to what you already know, you're likely missing out on professional opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth. So it is important to get out of your comfort zone to motivate yourself and learn new skills. Once you start stepping out of your comfort zone, it gets easier over time and you're willing to push farther before your performance falls off.

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Celebrate the little wins, no matter how small.

Celebrate the little wins, no matter how small.

Celebrating little wins can help you create positive mental attitude. It’s important to make sure you celebrate your small goals along the way. Acknowledging these small wins gives us the feeling of pride, makes us feel-good, brings the happiness factor and makes us want to go further towards our next achievement. In our team, we always celebrate our small wins and feel happy about it.

Use an online tool to manage your your tasks and stay updated

We use our online project management and collaboration app ProofHub to discuss and manage our work. Some of our team members work remotely, so our tool help us communicate and stay aligned on top priorities and work status. Instead of emailing or Skyping to ask for status updates, we just scroll through the timeline section.

ProofHub is a fix for all our project management and online collaboration woes. It brings a blend of amazing productivity features that we can use to run our day, our projects and our work-life. Tasks, Online discussions, Group chat, Reports, Gantt Charts, Proofing tool, Calendar, Timer, Timesheets, Quickies and what not; everything you need to bring teams together, collaborate and get projects delivered on time is available within this single tool.