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Immediately Boost Self-Motivation with These Nine Tips 

 August 14, 2021

By  James Brauer

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To stay motivated, you must set goals for yourself. Especially in a world where we can get so easily distracted by technology and others’ opinions of us! But there are still many ways to achieve those goals without anyone else around – all you need is your thoughts.

Here are nine tips on how you, too, can gain the ability to boost self-motivation.

Make an Agreement with Yourself

It is easy to lose motivation when you are trying to complete tasks. But this doesn’t have to be the case! To boost your self-motivation, try making a deal with yourself. Tell yourself that if you work hard for an hour, you can do something fun and relax, like take a walk or eat ice cream – it can help keep things exciting so tough decisions aren’t as daunting.

Keep a Record of Your Wins

What motivates you? I would say it is the pursuit of a great goal. Along this path to achieving greatness, many little successes keep me motivated and hungry for more! To help track all these victories on my list with lots of detail, I have created a success log that gives me an instant boost when needed in times where motivation starts to wane.

Focus on what Matters Most

Focusing on the basics will make you feel more motivated. Motivation is more straightforward when we focus on what matters and not waste time on tedious tasks that take up our energy but don’t contribute to our success or happiness.

Create Specific, Measurable Goals

Achieving goals is essential, but it’s not always easy. There are many ways to measure a plan and ensure that you’re on the right track. For example, “I want to be healthy” can’t be measured as easily as saying I would like to exercise 30 minutes per day for health reasons. Setting measurable goals will allow you to see how far along in your journey towards those set objectives or achievements!

Keep Your Energy Levels Boosted

Motivation is like fuel that keeps you going. When it runs out, your energy levels can be just as low until the tank gets filled up again! Feeling tired or unmotivated? Try one of these three things to help boost your motivation:

First off, move around and get some blood flowing through those veins – maybe even exercise for about 10 minutes if time permits. Next, enjoy something healthy such as fruit or nuts with yogurt when snacking during break time! Finally, take five deep breaths from nose-to-mouth in sets of 5 repetitions each day before starting work (or whenever necessary).

Treat Yo’ Self Right!

Negative self-talk is not only harmful to your mental health; it’s a surefire way of demolishing any motivation you have. Don’t let the little voices in your head get to you! Instead, try replacing negative thoughts with positive ones; this will improve both body and mind.

Establish Routines and Stick to Them

Is there a way to start the day that makes you feel uplifted? There are many rituals and routines people use for this. You could try making a playlist of songs you love or waking up early and reading an article from the newspaper about something good happening in the world.

Jot it on Your Calendar

Setting a deadline for your tasks will increase your chances of completing them. You should always set deadlines and include them in your calendar to ensure you don’t forget.

Trick Yourself into Believing You’re Motivated

If you ever find yourself feeling unmotivated, try acting out. Pretend that your motivation is at its highest and act as if everything in the world excites you. You may not believe it, but doing this might make others think of your energy levels differently!

You Can Motivate Yourself

In conclusion, I hope that these nine ways to boost self-motivation will help motivate you to take on any task – no matter how daunting.

Self-motivation is such an essential skill for students to develop, and it can be challenging at times. One of the best ways to boost self-motivation is by committing with yourself—a contract or agreement between you and your future self. This way, when things get tough, there will already be something in place telling you how much more work needs to happen before quitting time! Another great strategy? Keep track of all your wins along the way (even if they are small). By doing so, it will help understand what has been accomplished and conquered.

I hope these tips help keep your energy levels boosted as well as motivate you this school year!

And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more great tips like these.

James Brauer


James Brauer, Ed.D., MBA is currently a virtual school administrator of a public online school serving students throughout the state of Iowa. Previously, Brauer served as an assistant principal and special education teacher. He is passionate about leadership and management, health and wellness, and personal development.

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