“Ugh, I do not have the motivation to do my chores today!” I’m sure all of us have said this before, but what is motivation and is there a way to increase it? Let’s chat. Motivation is the force that energizes us to act on our goals and aspirations. Your brain’s reward system controls your motivation and this system controls the levels of dopamine (feel good stuff) in your body.
There are 2 basic types of motivation:
But how do you create motivation?
Now that you have motivation, how do you keep it going?
- Identifying barriers to achieving your goals to better prepare for them if/when they arise.
- Make long term and short term goals. You will need some level of reward throughout you process.
- Think of motivation as a learned skill and not something that comes naturally.