Self-motivation can be a tricky thing to achieve; it is often easier to be motivated by external factors. Mastering self-motivation is paramount to a successful career.
Create a List
Consider creating a list of things to do as the first step to completing your tasks. Taking a pen to paper can automatically start the process. List everything, even from the simplest tasks you would like completed to the more difficult and long-term ones.
Start with the easiest task. Encourage yourself to start checking boxes off on your list; the feeling of accomplishment (even a very small one) can often help to spur you into further action. Think of it like a game, you have missions to complete, each task is a mini success leading you to full productivity.
Setting time limits can encourage us to get things done. It helps to start with small blocks of time that feel manageable and not too overwhelming. Once you get into the groove working on something, you may even find that these time limits are unnecessary and that you want to keep working.
Reward yourself for each thing. From treating yourself to a cup of coffee or taking a mini break to do something you like, soon you’ll be challenging yourself further before you feel you deserve a reward.
Self-motivation can be tricky to accomplish, but it is crucial to self-development and success. Starting small is the best way to develop this skill, even though it can feel unnecessary it will spur you on to completing larger, more challenging tasks.