29 Oct '15, 12am

6 ways to motivate yourself (backed by science) #mondaymotivation

6 ways to motivate yourself (backed by science) #mondaymotivation

We all go through fallow periods when it comes to our work — it's normal that we're not all going at 100 percent every day (that's a recipe for burnout). The truth is, most of us should be taking more breaks, not fewer. But, if you've had some time off and you're still not feeling motivated, or it's been many months since you've gotten anything significant done, it's time for a kick in the pants. But what's the best way to get motivated? Research has some answers. 1. Get happy by feeling the feelings: First of all don't be so hard on yourself. No, that's not just lip service; I mean it. You're have to move past feeling crummy about yourself because the most productive workers are happy, and you won't be happy if you're constantly beating yourself up about what you aren't getting done . You must find a new, positive space. I'm not going to tell you to just "get happier " or...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/6-w...

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