I quit smoking this year and literally only smoke when I go out, which is once every 3 months. I started with little things, for example, I always put off putting a new toilet paper roll in the holder because the toilet paper was in another room. I started doing that everytime the toilet paper ran out and worked my way up with more "harder" thinks, like walking instead of driving etc....don't forget to reward yourself! The only person who knows how hard it is is you, so you should be the one to reward yourself :) Good Luck!
You have to fear of negative consequences for not doing things for better healthy living. Like how you fear doing too badly or fail exams, so when you are scared of doing poorly at exams, you will tend to study harder for exams.
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Don't make your life always go ahead in the same line. Give yourself a goal to accomplish, and keep a good balance between hard work and relaxing leisure. Enjoy the process and give yourself a result no matter of success or failure, more important, you can keep positive and enjoy yourself sincerely and quietly.
Set really short term goals, like if you were exercising for example, just focus on a small area that you want to work on or a small amount of reps of an exercise first. It's better to take things in small steps because if you don't it could seem too overwhelming or like you aren't making any progress. Think of what it's going to be like when you accomplish your goal and how happy you will be, and remind yourself why you want to do what you're doing in the first place.
As Sarah_Smilee21 suggests, start small and identify with the feeling of accomplishment when you've accomplished that goal. Very often, I think of the most important person in my life (when I was single, it was a girl I might like, now I think of my kids or my wife) - think that that very, very important person is standing next to you and watching you! You'll immediately think about what kind of impression you're making or example you're setting. One last idea, invest some time in some form of volunteering, homeless shelter meals (churches almost always have an affiliation with the shelters in their area), read to small school children (public library can promote it for you), enroll in Girl Scouts of America as a leader or assistant to the leadership! This small act will open a whole new world of opportunities to contribute and help your fellow humans. Go For It!! Good luck, and congratulations on having the courage and self-awareness to post the question in the first place
Right now I am working towards my goals and I am happier, more proud and hopeful for the future than ever before. Stay focused on your dreams and you will find happiness and everything else in life will fall right in place. Keep going, life is too short to not make the best of it!
In the mornings when I gotta go to school and don't won't too (which is every morning) I list all the great things that will come from doing this!!! It is a great way to get and stay motivated if you can't find reasons why you wanna do this.
Think about and focus on what will happen If you do what you need to get motivated on (for example if you wanna lose weight think of yourself when your skinny) Or Ask a friend to help you stay motivated! I was on a diet and I told my bff and she texted me like every hour or so saying stuff like "What did you eat so far? No junk food! You can do it!" So little mental things like that can help you!
For what, exactly? Motivation normally comes from setting a goal and then working to achieve it; this is the very definition of "motivation". What do you want to achieve? What will it take to do this? Do you know, or can you find someone who will? "Motivation" is, in itself, meaningless, unless it involves a goal. Good luck!