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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!
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