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Steps to motivate yourself – All you Need to Know

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Lack of motivation can affect anyone, anytime. When an individual is motivated, it reflects in their behavior. Self-motivation drives an individual even in the face of adversities, encourages them to take up opportunities, make the best moments count, and achieve their life goals.

Depending on the level of dilemma an individual faces, they can target their physiological, psychological needs and create a sustainable environment that further motivates them. Cadabams Hospital provides its patients the best counseling services (supervised by trained professionals in CBT, IPSRT, family-focused therapy, etc.) and a wide range of treatment options based on their symptoms, all of which aim to keep them motivated.


We live in a hustling world, where people find it challenging to overcome emotions and the daily hurdles they face. Despite the best of their efforts, they find it hard to bring a change. Are you one of those, or do you know someone going through a tough time in life? If yes, then you are at the correct place.

You don’t need to find an ancillary to help your way through problems in life. Here’s everything you need to know.

What Is Motivation?

Everyone is familiar with motivation as a feeling, but they look for a more descriptive meaning. Motivation is a process guide and maintains goal-oriented behaviour within us. It makes us get out of bed to get a cup of coffee in the morning to help us start our day (unless you are a tea person); it makes us go to school to gain knowledge to help us go to work.

Importance of Motivation to enhance psychological well-being

Well, we are humans; being passive is not our thing. Yes, if we had been born as a panda, we might have a different tale to narrate.

We move in the direction we desire to; we dream, and we strive for our goals, and often when we fail, it’s a tale of only lows in life. Finding ways to increase motivation is vital as it allows us to work on ourselves, change, increase our productivity, and adapt to the situation.

There are many psychological and health benefits of motivation. Motivation is linked with our physiology and our well-being. Our mental health suffers when we lack motivation. As it goes down, we feel more miserable and helpless.

Do you need more reasons to understand the importance of motivation? Here are some:

  • It helps us be more efficient
  • Help us take action towards our goal
  • Help people avoid unhealthy habits
  • It helps us gain more control over our life.
  • Help people take action
  • Help us improve well-being and happiness

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Self-Concept in Gestalt Psychology and Motivation

Gestalt Psychology talks about human perception; it says everything we see around us is not as we see. It is influenced by how we perceive, and our motivation influences our perseverance.

Yes, our perception and perseverance can differ.

There is a possibility someone loves Chinese food, but they aren’t motivated enough to go to a place serving Chinese food.

Yes, motivation can influence our actions and perseverance.

How do I motivate myself?

For those who avoid unnecessary distraction and do not procrastinate their work, well done.

Those who set the alarm to wake up early and do something but end up wondering, ‘what is my purpose of waking up early?’

We know this seems never to end, right? Well, you need to find the motivation to get up from your bed. You can do that by following the steps mentioned below.

How to Find Motivation?

Buckle up your socks and start; everyone hates this advice, don’t they?

There is a reason everyone keeps saying this; it works. It would be best if you kept all the emotions aside, yes easier said than done. You are not trying to give up on all the emotions you are carrying; instead, you are just trying to start something. Set everything aside to start the work.

  • Break down the work into pieces

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Yes, you heard it; if the tasks are tedious or too big, break them down into pieces. You can write down everything you are trying to do on a piece of paper.

If you don’t want to maintain a To-do list on your diary, maintain it on your mobile phone with time management apps. Write down the steps you need to follow to make it happen and work on finishing it bit by bit. As you find the flow, keep working on it and nail the task.

  • Positivity

You cannot motivate yourself if you are full of negative thoughts; you need to stay positive. Stop looking around, make a list of things that make you feel more positive, surround yourself with positivity, and maintain a flow.

  • Reach out to counselling services

Sometimes we create a mess in our heads, and It’s not easy to clear. A good counselling session can help you figure out things you are failing to figure out yourself. Counselling services can also help you to lay down the groundwork from where you can establish your journey.

The Bottomline

It is imperative to understand motivation and the importance it has in our life. Once we figure out the correct ways to motivate ourselves, there is no stopping us. People want to set the best goals, but they often get trapped in a vicious cycle where they don’t know where to start. Take small steps and go behind your dreams; success will follow you.

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 behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT), and family-focused therapy that has proven to be highly effective in keeping yourself 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 and are with you every step of the way. We offer world-class evidence-based treatment.

Cadabams is widely trusted by various healthcare experts to help individuals suffering from 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.

Call us on our mental health helpline +91 96111 94949 for further details.

Disclaimer – We strive to treat our patients with dignity and the utmost sensitivity. We understand that mental health illnesses are not a sign of weakness. We don’t use any term in a derogatory fashion but to remain relevant to user search trends and common usage. In case you or a loved share a unique viewpoint on how we can improve this content for our readers, please reach out to us at

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FAQs on Self-motivation

  • What would be the downside of not being motivated?

Like any other psychological attribute, motivation is also dynamic in nature, and its level varies from individual to individual. And, the reasons for motivation also vary. Despite this, motivation is highly essential for you to be productive at all your efforts.

Not being motivated may hinder your growth prospects, and creativity levels at your personal, professional, and societal fronts. You may lack the enthusiasm to take the next step to achieve your dreams and may fall prey to negative criticism from others.

  • Who can help me stay motivated?

Finding the cause for motivation, and keeping that active completely depends on you. However, your family and friends can lend you a hand here, and help boost your motivation levels.

They can help you see things with a different, unbiased perspective, and forge ahead in your journey. Besides, you can talk to psychologists, psychiatrists, and behavioural therapists who can help you find motivation, overcome obstacles, and stay productive.

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