8 Ways How to Increase Energy and Motivation
Motivation is the Key to Success
You have goals and desires.
But without the energy to pursue them, you won't get far.
In this post we'll run through a few key element you must have in order before you can be your best self, living your best life.
Just as laziness is the enemy of success. But motivation is your friend.
It's not always easy to ignite your motivation.
But when you follow the ideas in this post you'll be able to get yourself in the right state and stay there.
When your emotional baseline is one of energetic motivation theres virtually nothing you can't be, do or have.
Let's dive in ...
1. Concentrate Your Mind on Your Goals
Everything starts in your mind, with a thought.
Your life is a result of your thoughts compounded over time.
When you have compelling goals that you're committed to, you'll feel inspired to take the necessary actions.
If you have no motivation to take action on your goals then they're not your goals.
It's time to rethink what you really want.
If a goal is yours you'll feel compelled to take action.
Focusing on your life's objectives cancan be done via visualisation and affirmations, but they must be backed by solid and consistent action.
Keeping your goals in your mind keeps you heading in the right direction.
2. Fuel Your Body With Real Food
Your body requires fuel to operate at its optimal level.
It's hard to feel energy and motivation when your body's weighed down by junk food, soda and sugar.
Your mind and body are two parts of the same system.
The food and drinks you ingest effect your mindset and general well being.
Eating clean nutritious food gives your body the energy it needs to perform.
When you feel motivated and full of energy you get things done in a fraction of the time.
Your productivity increases along with your general quality of life.
You don't have to go overboard.
Just follow a few simple rules and you'll be fine.
- Cut back or eliminate processed sugar
- Cut back on dairy particularly full cream milk
- Minimise carbohydrates particularly white bread
- Cut back and eliminate greasy fried foods
- Increase water intake
- Eat more fruit and salads
- Consume clean proteins like chicken (not fried)
- Don’t stuff yourself silly. Eat until you’re not hungry then put down your fork.
Follow these guidelines and you'll notice considerable improvements in your mindset and physical energy levels.
3. Sleep and Rest Well
You can't operate at an optimal level feeling tired and lethargic.
How you feel each day determines your levels of productivity and effectiveness.
Your body needs sufficient time to rest and recuperate.
The average person requires 6-8hrs of uninterrupted sleep to recharge.
The body likes routine and rhythm. Sleep and wake at the same times as much as you can.
Your body is a complex system.
It's designed to serve all your needs, but you have to take care of it.
During your sleep your body's regenerating on a cellular level.
Lack of sleep and rest has been linked to a range of illness and premature ageing.
Your body is a temple. Treat it like one.
When you're well rested you feel motivated and positive.
You're ready to take on the world.
4. Add Excitement to Your Life
Get some excitement in your life to break up the mediocrity of everyday living.
Make a list of exciting things you want to do and start checking them off.
It could be a holiday or an experience like skydiving, shark diving, or climbing a mountain.
Whatever you consider an exciting activity, go and do it.
Snap yourself out of your day to day routine and repetitious tasks and responsibilities.
When you have exciting things to look forward to in life you wake each morning with a sense of purpose and motivation.
5. Get Moving
Nothing comes close to physical exercise to increase your energy and motivation.
regular exercise gives you mental clarity, improved cognitive function, happiness, and wellbeing.
It also gives you a better body and more self confidence.
When you're working out your brain releases serotonin, a chemical liked to well being and euphoria.
If you need a boost in energy and motivation, physical exercise is the place to start.
6. Train Your Brain and Read Good Books
Reading good books fills your mind with great ideas and information.
A good book motivates you because it stimulates your mind and opens you up to new ideas.
Reading about people you respect and admire motivates you in your own life because if they did it, why can't you.
Go to amazon right now and buy a few books.
Read and learn to grow your mind.
As your frame of reference widens your perspective on the world does as well.
Put as much good information in your mind as you can.
Read books that motivate you to be more, do more and have more.
Reading is a great way to program your mind for success.
7. Get Around Winners
When you spend time with motivated people you can't help but feel motivated yourself.
It's the universal law called transference of energy.
Your'e probably already a motivated person with clearly defined personal standards.
When you’re around like-minded and positive people you feel optimistic and recharged.
Get around motivated people as often as you can.
Radiate positive energy and motivate yourself and the people around you.
8. Cut the B.S Out of Your Life
The world is full of toxic people.
There's no point ignoring the fact. It's better to accept it and take steps to minimise it in your own life.
Toxic people can be pessimistic and judgmental.
They don't encourage you to get your goals because they don't have any themselves.
If they do the lack the self belief needed to achieve them.
Society is also toxic, as is mainstream and social media.
Their purpose is to promote fear and feelings of inferiority.
Toxic energy lowers your energetic vibration and slows you down and drains your motivation.
Think about the toxic people in your life.
Some of them are probably the closest people to you.
Insulate yourself from them and set boundaries.
Cutting the b.s out of your life means making a decision about what you will and won't tolerate.
Set your standards and stick to them.
Some people won't like it. But to be your best self you need to be strategically selfish.
If people truly care about your best interests they'll understand and support you.
Energy and motivation comes from within.
Don't rely on anyone or any thing to give you you motivation.
Your success is your responsibility.
The ideas in this post will definitely increase your energy and motivation.
But you have to apply them.
The ability to motivate yourself is a learnable skill set.
Being able to turn on your motivation at will and take action is your key to life long success.
Best Quotes About Energy and Motivation
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you" - Oprah Winfrey
"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space" -Johnny Cash
"Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end" - Tom Hiddleston
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me" - Carol Burnett