Motivation

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY – STEP 13: Weakening temptations and strengthening willpower

How can we weaken temptations and strengthen our will to act? 🤔
Do you know that saying „out of sight, out of mind”? Turns out that scientific researches prove that wisdom when it comes to fighting temptation and empowering willpower! 💪
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Brian Wansink, american psychologist did an interesting research with James E. Painter that he describes in his book „Mindless Eating” 🧐
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Gentlemen gave their secretaries chocolates 🍫. Some of the sweets were in a box with a see-through lid where they could see all the chocolates and some of the sweets were in a normal not see-through box.
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What do you think, which chocolates tempted more to be eaten? 😅 Of course those with a see-through lid. Women that could see the chocolates were tempted 71% times more! They were reaching for chocolates 7,7 times a day while those women who had „hidden” chocolates reached for them only 4,6 times a day 😋.
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You see? Out of sight out of mind and it’s not only about sweets of course! If you need to learn or work late don’t do it in front of a TV, better yet, go to some quiet place 🤫, without TV, without any games or non-scientific books in your sight. Turn your phone off and focus on your task.
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Now how can we strengthen our will? 🤔 First of all write down a list of reasons WHY do you want to reach your goal, WHY do you want to follow that dream 📝. This so-called Benefit Card will help you a lot in a moment of crisis 😃
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If you’re wondering why bother writing them down and you think „I remember them all easily” I’ll surprise you: in moments of lost motivation it is easy to forget why you want to reach your goal that much 😉. When there is a temptation in eyesight (and within reach of a hand), you’re feeling stressed, tired and/or you’re in a bad mood, believe me, those reasons suddenly fly away and it is so hard to remember those 😬
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In those kind of situations Benefit Card might come very useful! Carry it with you everday and read it in any moment of weakness.

Motivation

Create yourself!

New Year is the best time to start working on yourself and becoming the best version of you! 👊🏻

Some people don’t like the saying “New year, new me” but I love it as I believe that we NEED to change every year in order to grow!

So let’s start our INSPIRATIONAL STORIES series to motivate you to work on your dreams! 😉

I’ll be posting 1-2 Inspirational stories per week to keep you as motivated as possible so keep checking ‘Inspirational stories’ section but also follow me on Instagram for motivational quotes, motivational graphics and healthy recipes in Instastories for those who want to lose weight!

Be positive!

Mondays – yay or nay

How do you feel about Mondays?
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Do you hate them? Do you get up unhappy? Are you counting days down to Friday?
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If you feel unhappy Monday to Friday and you live only for the weekends there is something seriously wrong. 💔
Weekdays take 5/7 of a week (duuuh 😅) and so days from Monday to Friday, workdays, take 5/7th of your life. That is over 70%! Do you want to be unhappy 70% of your life? 💔
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If you really can’t stand workdays and you’re only happy during the weekend then you need to make a BIG CHANGE. Either with your attitude, hobbies or simply change your job if that’s what makes you so miserable.🤷🏼‍♀️
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Try to do some fun stuff in the evenings of workdays too. You can go to a cinema on a Tuesday after work, you can meet with a friend on a Wednesday and go bowling on a Thursday. Whatever makes you happy, do it during weekdays too!
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It is finally summer time so you can take nice walks, go on a bike ride or go geocaching with a friend (if you  don’t know what Geocaching is go to my stories highlights and watch „Ideas for FUN” part. I’m going to put some ideas for fundays in that section from time to time so you can use it during weekdays too!) everyday after work.
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If that doesn’t help and your Mondays still suck cause you get up frustrated that you need to go to work…maybe just change it? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Try doing what you like. Ideally follow your passion and make it your job but if that’s impossible (although I believe that with hard work it never is 💪) try to think what you like doing and match it with some workplace.
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Try googling if your city council has a work advisor that can sit down with you, talk to you, find out what you like and help you find a job that you’d like going to. I know my city has a whole bunch of people who do that so perhaps there is something similiar in your city too.
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Seriously, life is not worth living if you’re unhappy most of the time. Try and make your job likable. Try changing something so that you’d wake up on Monday with a smile! 😊

Motivation

Monday motivation

Good morning!

A bit of Monday motivation for you!

Did you know that if you visualize your success there is actually a bigger chance that it will happen?

There’s something in our brain that unlocks itself once you honestly believe in yourself and in your project/goal.

No matter what your goal is, always picture yourself at the finish line. And remember to dream big while doing that! So if you want to lose weight picture yourself thinner, more confident and with a line of handsome men chasing you! 🙂 If your dream is to be an actor/actress imagine receiving some movie award. If writing is your passion visualize the day when they announce that your book is a bestseller. Nice, isn’t it? Imagining success not only motivates you to get to that finish line but it actually opens up your mind. This is all about what you think.

Thoughts have big reflection on our actions. There is much bigger chance that you will do something if you actually believe in succeeding. For many years sportsmen believed that they cannot overcome the distance of 1 mile (1609m) in less than 4 minutes. So this is what used to be believed as minimum time impossible to get. Best runners in the world have been finishing races with a result of 4 minutes + couple seconds until a British athlete called Roger Bannister started to wonder if he’s gonna manage to beat that magical bareer if he changes his running technique. He believed that it is possibile to run faster and he trained for months to break the record.
In 1954 he succeeded – as 1st man in the world he managed to run 1mile in less than 4 minutes. Seeing that he has succeeded many other athlets started to break this bareer as well even though they haven’t changed their technique at all. They’ve just learned that it’s possible and that was enough.

This is why it is so important to have our own goals set high and to have someone to look up to.

 

So who’s your mentor? Who have impressed you the most lately? Please share!