Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

9 Great Ways To Change Your Life By Changing Your Motivation Style


If you are not as productive as you'd like or tend to procrastinate, you can become motivated by changing your personal style. The trick lies in making the activities you put off more interesting, easier, and less unpleasant.

One way to make a job easier is to break it into smallerjobs. If your task is to file your income tax return, youmay view it as time consuming and tedious.

But if you break it into smaller categories such as gatherrecords, download tax software, and prepare a rough draft,the tasks don't seem as difficult and you are likely tocomplete them in considerably less time.

Some other ways to make those undesirable jobs seem morebearable are to prioritize, use self-discipline, and rewardyourself for small accomplishments...

Try to do the least desirable tasks early in the day soyou'll look forward to having the rest of the day toconcentrate on more pleasant jobs.

Keep in mind that self-discipline is something you do foryourself, not to punish yourself. Make a schedule and stickto it. Don't forget to reward yourself for each step youtake in overcoming procrastination.

Positive reinforcement goes a long way in changing negativebehaviors.

Here are a few more suggestions as to how you can getmotivated and quit procrastinating...

1. Tasks will seem less daunting if you break them intoseveral steps over a few days or weeks. Don't expectyourself to do everything all at once.

2. Don't worry about doing the job perfectly. Once you quitprocrastinating, you'll have more time to go back andperfect each particular task. Allowing yourself adequatetime to finish a task will give you more time forcorrections later.

3. Find a supportive co-worker or friend to help motivateyou to get moving.

4. Don't schedule important tasks at a time of day whenyour energy is low.

5. Reward yourself for reaching critical points in yourleast favorite jobs. Having something to look forward to isa great motivator.

6. Put the most difficult tasks at the top of your list andwork from there.

7. All times of day are not equal. If you are a morningperson, then tackle the most difficult tasks when you areat your best earlier in the day.

Reserve your most demanding activities for the time whenyour energy is at its highest. Save the small jobs thatrequire little thought for the time of day when you are atyour lowest productivity level.

Accomplish your tasks efficiently and you will see animprovement in your time management and motivational skills.

8. Start yourself down the road to success by settingclear, attainable goals. Break tasks into smaller piecesso they will seem less difficult. Get organized andprioritize your activities from most important to leastimportant.

Eliminating the harder tasks will leave you feeling goodabout your work and motivate you to continue.

9. Keep focused on the end result instead of concentratingon how hard it will be to break your old habits. Having alight at the end of the tunnel will make your efforts seemworthwhile and the reward waiting for you will keep youmotivated to achieve your goals.

Procrastination is unproductive and can even be harmful toyour well being if allowed to get out of control. Stopmaking excuses, organize your thoughts and tasks, and be onyour way to get your life under control and get motivated!

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced avery popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination andsustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limitedtime only at: http://www.getmotivatedstaymotivated.com/special.htm


MORE RESOURCES:

AsiaOne

Motivation tips for self and bosses
AsiaOne
SINGAPORE - Being motivated at work is beneficial - for both the individual and the company. Motivated individuals are typically happier, more efficient and perform better than their unmotivated peers. So what can individuals and companies do to boost ...



velonews.competitor.com

Monday Motivation: Racing the London Tube
velonews.competitor.com
Here's a unique workout to incorporate into your training. Instead of sprinting around a track, switch it up by outrunning the London underground (or any city subway line for that matter). A London commuter, James Hepstonstall, has proven that ...



Steven Crandell: Thinking Philanthropy All Starts with Motivation
Noozhawk
The story of Oseola McCarty shows just how powerful focused motivation can be. McCarty dropped out of school in the sixth grade to care for her ailing aunt. She never went back. Instead, she spent more than 75 years as a washerwoman, doing the laundry ...



Stanford Report

Stanford research shows that working together boosts motivation
Stanford Report
Stanford research shows that working together boosts motivation. Stanford faculty member Gregory Walton found that when people are treated by others as partners working together on a task, their motivation increases – even if they worked on their own.



15 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team
Huffington Post
People are the main and the most important resource of each company. For achieving great results each leader needs to have a motivation strategy to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among employees. Below are 15 effective ways for you to ...

and more »


Monday Motivation: September 22
Streaking The Lawn (blog)
Virginia's ranked teams performed admirably over the past seven days, nabbing a couple big wins over tough competition. The No.15 Men's Soccer team opened the week with a 1-0 win over VCU behind a goal from second year Sam Hayward in the 76th ...

and more »


The New Indian Express

Mentor Sania Never Short on Motivation
The New Indian Express
INCHEON: When it comes to winning medals, athletes are a greedy lot. They can't stop at one. Winning is an addiction and like all addictions, it can be intoxicating, leaving athletes with the want for more. Sania Mirza is no different. “As athletes, we ...

and more »


Donor Motivation and Naked Swimmers
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Image Source: Lindsey Parnaby. September 21, 2014;BBC News, “Tyne & Wear”. With all of the discussion in the wake of the ice bucket challenge about what motivates people to take part in charitable events, we bring you some firsthand testimony from ...



Research shows that working together boosts motivation
Imperial Valley News
Stanford, California - When people are treated as partners working together with others - even when physically apart - their motivation increases, according to new Stanford research. As the study noted, people undertake many activities in life on their ...



Motivation Monday: Power walker loses 150 pounds
KMOV.com
Motivation Monday: Power walker loses 150 pounds. Motivation Monday: Power walker loses 150 pounds. Credit: Courtesy Jen Corn. In October 2011, Jen Corn began a life-altering "road trip," facing the reality she had denied for years -- her obesity.

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.