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3 Ways To Trick Your Brain Into Feeling Motivated

Apr 06, 2023

By Shawn Ambrosino - Team Nutrex

If you let it – your brain will talk you into an early death of comfort because it’s a P**SY! Motivation helps – but motivation is temporary. Here are 3 ways to trick your brain into feeling motivated so you can SMASH your goals!

Ahhhh, motivation… 

The elusive unicorn of productivity. 

Motivation is like the best, worst coach of all time…

They’re there – sometimes – and make you feel ready to take on the world…

Then, just HOURS later… POOF! They’re gone.

Like a fart in the wind…

Why is that? 

Why doesn’t motivation stay with us? 

What is it about motivation that makes it so… temporary? 

I mean, we all KNOW what motivation feels like…

But why is it so difficult to maintain? 

Let’s dive into the science of motivation…

And see if we can’t contain and corral this wild unicorn. 

Clinical research shows that motivation is a complex psychological state that is influenced by both internal AND external factors… 

It’s what motivates us to take action towards achieving our goals – whatever they may be. 

However…

As I said, the problem with motivation is that it’s temporary. 

It’s like a firework that explodes with great energy – but eventually fizzles out – leaving us feeling unmotivated and uninspired.

But why? 

Why Can’t You Stay Motivated?

Well, it’s because motivation is a feeling…

And as we all know – feelings are unpredictable. 

One moment you’re feeling hype and ready to conquer the world…

The next – you’re curled up in bed, scrolling through TikTok, wondering why you even bothered to get up in the first place. 

It’s like trying to hold onto a fart – it’s there one moment, and the next, it’s gone – though, in the case of a fart…

That may not be a bad thing – but I think you get the gist.  

So, what can we do to hold onto that feeling? 

The short answer? 

We don’t. 

You don’t hold on to feelings…

What you hold onto is discipline and routine. 

These are the unsung heroes of productivity. 

While motivation can be great for getting started – it’s obviously not reliable in the long term. 

Discipline and routine, though? They’re like those reliable friends who always show up when they say they will. 

They don’t rely on your mood or feelings to get things done, they just do it.

3 Ways To Trick Your Brain Into Feeling Motivated

But, let’s be real…

Sometimes we need a little extra shove. 

But our brain is smart… 

It knows that it just has to outlast that spark of motivation so it can just lay on the couch and eat chips while binging Ice Road Truckers or some other mindless show. 

So, sometimes you’ve got to TRICK your brain into feeling motivated. 

Now, it ain’t easy…

But it CAN be done. 

And there are 3 ways to trick your brain into feeling motivated – even when it’s not.

See It… ACHIEVE It

Visualization…

Visualization is a powerful tool.

Research shows that if you can create a mental image of yourself achieving your goals…

It’s much easier to do so. 

It’s amazing what we can do – once we understand that something is possible. 

Nobody thought a backflip on a motocross bike was possible – till somebody did it.

Then, everybody was doing them…

Then it became TWO backflips. 

Now, it’s THREE! 

Visualization is the key to understanding that something is possible…

Because when you visualize yourself doing something – your brain reacts as if you’re ACTUALLY doing it. 

This can help you FEEL more motivated than you actually are – so if you can spend a few minutes each day (routine and discipline) to visualize…

You’ll be able to take action.

That’s “Pomodoro”… NOT Pompadour

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique?

Odds are – you haven’t…

So, for those of us that have never heard of it – the Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that involves working in short, focused bursts followed by short breaks. 

By breaking your work into manageable chunks… 

You can trick your mind into thinking the task is more achievable.

It’s like breaking a long journey up into shorter legs…

You’ll still get to your destination – it just takes a little more time. 

And as we all know – the trip going somewhere always seems to be a MUCH shorter journey than the trip coming back home…

The excitement helps propel you forward.

The same with the Pomodoro Technique…

Breaking your goals up into smaller goals – gives you little “wins” – and those little wins can help you feel more motivated.

Friends… How Many Of Us Have Them?

Want to feel motivated? 

Find a like minded soul to accompany you on your journey!

We’re not going to get weird and ask you to find an “accountability buddy”…

Those are for nerds and soccer moms.

But… 

It would be beneficial to find someone who you can lean on when you’re not feeling it.

This is ESPECIALLY helpful when they’re on a similar journey as you. 

When you know you have someone to lean on – and that someone is also counting on you – it can help you feel more motivated to get things done. 

Just don’t put ALL of your eggs into that basket…

People are people – they’ll let you down sometimes. 

The idea here is to NOT let your brain revert to its natural state… 

Because if you let it – it’ll want you to find comfort at all costs. 

THIS. IS. BAD. 

Because comfort KILLS…

I’m convinced that inactivity is the #1 killer of people – as evidenced by our seniors. 

The older we get – the less we want to move…

The less we move – the weaker we get. 

Don’t let your brain do that to you… 

Keep moving… 

Stay disciplined. 

Show your brain who’s boss…

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

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