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Why is Self-Motivation Hard?

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Do you struggle sometimes to get out of bed in the morning or to finish the to-do list from last week?

Unfortunately, we all have those non motivational days, even me!

Here are four simple steps to finishing that to-do list and be successful not only professionally but

personally, as well.

Step 1: Take small chunks out of bigger tasks

When taking on a task it can look like it is a huge boulder. Instead of getting too overwhelmed with the

boulder start chiseling bit by bit. Soon you will have a sculpture!

That way your mind won’t be crowded with the anxiety of how big the task is. It can focus on what is

important first.

Step 2: Make a reward out of finishing that to-do list

Do you remember when you were little, and you got a gold star for finishing a task in class. The feeling

you got was unmeasurable, the giddy feeling of accomplishment!

After finishing a task or two give yourself a small reward for the completion of said mission. My favorite

reward is getting to read my chosen book for ten minutes.

Step 3: Make it fun

Turn up the music! Music in all different forms can stimulate the brain. It has been suggested that

background music while learning can enhance cognitive thinking.

I noticed that when I am trying to get certain tasks done around the house or just answering emails I will

put on a certain playlist.

Step 4: Seeing the end goal!

The biggest and most important step is seeing the end result of your hard work. This comes with the sigh

of relief that you made it to the end of the race.

A task become a routine, a routine becomes a habit, and eventually a habit will become a lifestyle!

See you again next time!


Contact Blink & Company today

for a free 30-minute consult!


Mackenzie Childs | MSc

Former educator, realist, and wine enthusiast, Mackenzie comes from a diverse background of behavioral intervention, teaching, and business development strategies. As part of a project within the Klein Independent School District to launch a new behavioral program on several campuses, she found her niche in wanting to help others grow their strengths within their career.

Drawing from experience in several industries, Mackenzie brings thoughtful, visionary, and practical coaching within developing organizations. When the stakes are high for a new or veteran executive, a troubled team needs intervention, or transition needs to take place, she can provide planning for the future while simultaneously improving day-to-day function. Her sensitive insight with tough issues defuses tensions and catalyzes collaboration.


Written by Janelle Childs on behalf of Blink & Co.

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