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Motivation in Day to Day Life

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Motivation is a crucial factor in day-to-day life; we need it even for the most basic things of our life like getting up from bed, preparing ourselves to go to work or sit and study. We aren’t passive, and we seek motivation. Yes, some of us know how to motivate ourselves, but most of us fail to do so. Motivation thought has the power to change how we think, act, and develop social relationships. Hence, feeling motivated is important. Let’s look at some of the benefits that developing motivation brings.

Benefits of Motivation

  1. Enhancement in performance: If we are motivated enough to work, we can finish our work faster and become more efficient at it. Motivation helps us to push ourselves to educate, train and improve. Willingness is essential, and if you have the skill but not the will, things tend to get redundant and lose their meaning. This is why building motivation is important at work.
  2. Helps in overcoming indecisiveness: It is extremely important to be dynamic and spontaneous in life. Sometimes, we can lose out on many opportunities and life events due to our indecisiveness. Being motivated helps us to overcome our fears and take better decisions.
  3. Helps us cope with the negatives: Motivation helps us in coping with negative stimuli that bring us down, thereby, uplifting our spirits. If we are motivated, it will help us to rise above all the negatives in life. With high motivation levels, we stay optimistic and are more likely to focus and embrace the positive aspects of things.
  4. Motivation also improves discipline: Yes, motivation makes a person more disciplined towards not only their work but also life in general. People tend to associate discipline with repression, punishment, and fear for their seniors but it is far from it. Discipline must come from within and not from fear for seniors. Practising self-discipline will help you stay in control of yourself and develop a clear focus on your goals.

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Motivation in treatment through insight building and psychotherapy

Insight therapy or insight-oriented psychotherapy is a group of therapies that help individuals understand their inner workings and figure out how that is affecting their motivation thought. The therapy works on the concept that the lack of motivation is the result of misalignment of one’s behaviour, thoughts, and emotions. According to the theory, by increasing their awareness of the impact their behavior and emotions have on their minds, they can learn to have better control over their motivation.

Building Motivational Thought Everyday

People often face problems in motivating themselves on a daily basis; they feel redundant after a point. It starts with ‘this is going to be my year’ and quickly turns into ‘Oh! another year.’ Hence, it is essential to give yourself a little boost to stay motivated. One can follow the tips mentioned below to keep their motivation levels up daily.

Keeping small rewards:

Yes, this helps. Don’t shy away from treating yourself for achievements you make in day-to-day life. Creating a reward system for yourself will keep you motivated as well as help you finish the task.

Take small breaks:

The first step is to avoid procrastination so that you have time to take small breaks. Otherwise, you will have absolutely no time for breaks as you would be in a hurry to complete the task. Also, make sure you don’t take long breaks; there is a possibility that you will continue to sleep for a very long time after finishing a small task.

Introspect and analyze your achievement:

If things don’t go alright, you need to look into yourself and analyze the situation. Think of a time when you achieved your goals and why you could do that. Doing that will give you a new perspective and prepare you to hustle for the upcoming events. You just can’t live in the past when the present and the future await.  

Find a hobby which you may like:

Finding a hobby that you like and spending some time with it daily can help you get into the habit of doing things. A hobby could be anything like reading, swimming, cycling, cooking – something that gets their mind off from their regular tasks and helps them unwind. Just figure out what you like to do the most and what’s good for you and try doing it every day to form a habit.

The Bottom Line

There are several treatment methods that can be followed to improve motivation thought in individuals. Cognitive-behavioural therapies are a highly effective treatment for bringing up one’s motivation levels. These are insightful sessions that allow patients to introspect on the things that may help them lead a more motivated life. During the sessions, the individual and the therapist have deep and personal conversations about the life events with complete honesty. Based on that, the therapist can work with them to create a personalized plan for them to improve their motivation.

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Why Cadabams?

At Cadabams, we ensure that you and your loved ones get the treatment you need and deserve. Our team of psychiatrists is an expert in psychosocial rehabilitation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT), and family-focused therapy that has proven to be highly effective in keeping people motivated. We have over two decades of expertise in handling the most complex and severe motivation-related challenges. Our multispecialty team of psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, physicians work round the clock to offer world-class evidence-based treatment and support you at every step of the way.

Cadabams is widely trusted by various healthcare experts to help individuals suffering from a lack of motivation in their day-to-day lives. It is a comfortable facility where individuals are treated with attention, love, care, and concern. We offer an exclusive range of solutions and treatments based on the condition and issues faced by an individual.

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Is it possible to stay motivated after frequent challenges/failures in daily life?

Success and failure are inevitable parts of life. While success may bring waves of joy for one, failure or frequent challenges may lead one to feel demotivated. Triggers for demotivation are quite common but it’s essential not to lose hope all the same. Staying motivated is possible despite all challenges with the support from near and dear ones as well as with the assistance of mental health and rehab professionals.

What are some of the effective ways to stay motivated?

Motivation is highly essential for an individual to stay productive and successful in the daily walks of life be it personal, social or professional. While failures. and disappointments are a part of the journey, it is essential to reflect on the accomplishments rather than failures. Even if you are introspecting about failures, try to understand the root causes, and make plans to take corrective action. Wallowing in self-pity or the unfairness of life is not going to lead you anywhere. So leave those counterproductive thoughts and lace-up to face life with every ounce of motivation you feel in your being.

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