If you need help to motivate you to get the tasks and jobs done around your home then it could be the lack of inspiration that has led you down this path. You have to want to do the tasks and you have to enjoy them so you are able to complete the task in hand. It is very easy to put off a task because you aren’t motivated to do the job, even if it is completed within minutes.
- My favourite motivational tip I picked up over the years is to set a timer, if I have no desire or will power to complete a task, then by setting a timer for just five minutes at a time can see the job completed in a short burst of time. A quick five-minute boost can make you feel better about completing the task if you know that you aren’t expected to spend more than a short burst of time on that activity.
- Rewards are a great incentive for completing a task in hand; my reward for finishing this article is to take my dogs for a walk, this spurs me on to get to go outside in the fresh air and to take a much-needed break.
- Thirst can stop you from being motivated to perform a task, if you have plenty of fluid and are hydrated, it can make your motivation increase. I often find that if I am lacking of motivation, I consume a glass of water. This can help with the motivational aspects and getting tasks started.
- Sometimes you might just need a push to yourself to get a task completed, after completing the task in hand you will feel a sense of accomplishment that the task is done. You might even feel inclined to continue with a few more jobs.
Motivation can be difficult to find, you might feel that you are the only one that cares about the cleanliness of your home and you are constantly picking up after others. Make a commitment to yourself that you deserve to live in an organized home, others might follow suit when they realise how nice it is to take care of your home. But don’t forget to take control of your own health and well-being at the same time.
If you feel better on the inside it can sometimes help, you feel motivated on the outside. If you are not looking after your health and eating too much refined sugar it can have an effect on your mood and your desires to become motivated, you can be slow and sluggish because of your diet.
Diet can have an important part in the way that you feel; it might be time to book yourself in for an MOT with your doctor just to make sure there are no underlying causes that could be zapping any motivation and energy that you might have had.
Motivation is a very difficult aspect to manage, it is part of your mood and some people can be more motivated than others’. I find that my motivation starts to sleep when I have too many things to complete, I stop, prioritize and tackle the most daunting job first, having completed this task the normally the other are approached with a lighter frame of mind.