After all, that’s what a typical person needs to do after a long day of work. Sadly, none of those things can help you change your life in any way. Fortunately, you will shake this poor habit and stop spending the remainder of your life in a mediocre quagmire.
To get you started, boost your motivation
When a human completes a mission, their normal instinct is to loosen up. But the dilemma is that just because the body needs to rest doesn’t mean the work is over – and we can all connect to that feeling.
Worse still, this is a never-ending issue that necessitates the appropriate approach to address. And if you ever let your body decide everything you do, it’ll just eat unhealthy food every day and promote Netflix binges. It’s evident that this is a short road to a miserable and depressed life.
How to make your favorite motivational strategies more successful
Injecting certain energy into our motivating approaches is the best way out of that lazy haze. I’ve taken some of the most common motivating strategies and given them a boost so they can get you to take action on your goals Even more efficiently. If the first thing you do when you get home from work is kick back and relax as soon as you walk in the hall, I recommend you give them a try.
- Replace SMART targets for SMARTS aims
Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started: You can use these as a jumping-off point to build your own variants reasonably easily:
You want to dine at a good restaurant if you hit your target. If you don’t succeed, you’ll have to eat whole grapefruit raw (grapefruits are just an example of what you hate, choose whatever works for you).
If you reach your objectives you are entitled to a weekend getaway somewhere good. If you don’t succeed, you’ll have to volunteer as a litter picker on the side of the driveway.
Once you achieve that goal, you will be able to see a film that you have been anticipating. If you don’t succeed, you’ll have to sit through a dull documentary on a topic you’re not interested in.
You catch my drift. Simply take something on all ends of the incentive continuum, and you’ll be on the way to completing your SMARTS objectives.
- Remember your “big why” and your “dark why” as well
People want to talk about the primary explanation behind their inspiration to act:
“For the sake of my family.”
“To make a lasting impression.”
“To do the extraordinary.”
That’s all well and lovely. However, everybody has a “dark” side, and believing this side doesn’t exist is simply ignoring that we are just human beings with destructive emotions.
But that’s a giant mistake Negative feelings hold a lot of influence and they can inspire people to take action. This behavior can be unfavorable at times, but it can also be used to achieve your objectives.
Jealousy will inspire you to focus on your personal image. Anger and frustration will inspire you to start a side hustle to boost your money. Even gluttony will inspire you to work out more (I’ll sometimes exercise before a meal if I know I’m going to overeat).
- Associate with influential people, but don’t forget others that you don’t want to be like.
Consider someone you don’t want to be like in your life. It may be an adult that is inept. A manager who is irrational or lazy. Or a leader that is immoral in any way. You’ve hit a strong goal if this guy makes you feel embarrassed and disgusted.
Since it elicits both feeling and behavior in you, this is a very strong motivating strategy. And a mix like this is likely to get you going in the right direction, helping you to accomplish your targets even more easily.
When it comes to inspiration, remember that the intention is to take action on your goals, not to feel positive or motivated. It is the sole focus. Is it really important if the root of your inspiration makes you feel good or makes you feel bad? In life, the aim is to achieve a certain level of success. And, as a result of these “dark” tactics, I expect you to be more driven and effective in your own life.