I'm continuously working on personal development and finding ways to better my everyday living.
Over the years, I have found different ways to motivate myself and get inspired. Although the road has never been easy and there were times motivation was lacking, I always found a way to pull through.
Whether you need motivation for eating healthier, working out more, or studying harder, the below tips will help you.
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1. Cut out everything negative in your life.
I never realized how much I was letting negativity affect my life. I was following all major news channels on Facebook and during my commute to work, I would listen to the radio which would tell me everything bad that happened the day before.
I thought it was necessary to stay up to date on news, but these days 95% of news is about people who murdered others, bombs, terrorism, planes crashing and war.
Yes, I believe it is necessary to stay in touch with the real world and what is going on but is it to the point where you need to see/hear about it every single day? Yes, the world will never be perfect but there are things you simply can not change the world. Bad things are going to happen and it's totally outside of your control.
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2. Listen to motivational/inspirational podcasts.
My favorite podcasts to follow are The Chalene Show, MorningCoach, and Shaun T's podcast. All you have to do is type in motivation in the search part of the podcast app and tons of podcasts will come up. Fill your extra time driving by bettering yourself instead of knowing everything bad that is going on with the world. It's insane how just 5 minutes of bad news in the morning can affect your entire day.
There were so many times when I just wanted to rip some people's heads off! I couldn't even believe some of the news I was hearing about what was going around in the world. The reality is, there's nothing I can do. You can also filter out certain news through your Facebook, but I'm not sure how. I just heard about this yesterday and a guy on a podcast mentioned that he was able to filter out bad news on Facebook.
A Facebook page I love is called HuffPost Good News. Yep, it's all about good news and that's it.
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3. Read books that will better yourself.
The 7 Effects of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a great read about developing 7 habits that will allow you to achieve more in all aspects of life. The Power of Now is also a great read about learning a technique that will allow you to live a happier life.
It allows you to be stronger emotionally and understand all of your emotions as well. Last but not least, read ‘Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It'. This book is all about self-love and creating a new, happier life for yourself. So many people are trapped into a mind that is negative when they should really be filled with positive thoughts about ourselves!
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4. Watch inspiring documentaries.
Watch documentaries on Netflix such as The Secret and Maiden Trip. These 2 films are my absolute favorite. I remember seeing Maiden Trip on Netflix for SO long and I never watched it because I didn't think I would like it. I had no particular reason why, so one night I forced myself to watch it. WOW. This girl was like 13 years old and sailing around the world!
She was all by herself and her determination was out of this world. There are tons of documentaries on Netflix that are so incredibly inspiring.
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What other ways do you think one can find motivation and improve their life?
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