Everyone can feel unmotivated at times, but what’s important is being able to pull yourself out of a slump of tiredness or procrastination. There are simple, science-backed tips you can try right now that will help you get motivated to start working.
Sometimes you’re just not feeling it. Whether it’s homework, a job, or even a chore you need to complete at home, it can be easy to just put it off. It can even feel impossible to simply even start your task. The trick is to find the right kind of motivation that works for you so you can jump start that next task. That’s why you need these tips specifically for motivating yourself to begin and continue working.
One technique people have been using for years is smiling. If you smile (even if you don’t mean it) you can trick your brain into thinking you’re happy to be doing your work. Another easy thing to do is to start out small. Studies show that successful self-managers break up their work into smaller, less daunting chunks of work.
No matter what your reason is for not wanting to work, these tips are guaranteed to help motivate you to do whatever is at hand.