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What are your methods for regaining motivation

Hey all, I am wondering how people in this area are and how are you all coping with motivation. I am constantly on ups and downs for my motivation and I am either doing rapid sprints of days with non-stop tinkering on projects, or I am either supper demotivated and can barely do anything.

What's your take on that? How do you manage to cope with demotivation? Can you return to your full potential manually, or are you waiting for the spark to light up again on its own?

I'd highly appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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Bobby Iliev

Here are my personal hacks:

  1. Change which sites you visit most often
  2. Meditation
  3. Stop consuming or at least consume less and create more
  4. Stop Procrastinating:
    • Get up, stretch, and do some exercises
    • Take a cold shower
    • Eat a healthy breakfast
    • Study
  5. Never give up

I recently wrote a post about it as well here:

devdojo.com/bobbyiliev/what-i-lear...

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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

Number 1 is definitely an interesting one. Thanks for the suggestions, Bobby!

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Will Holmes

By setting up systems that you hold yourself account to i.e. one hour of coding a day, you can start to drive behaviors and discipline. Motivations comes from the action of doing something not from wanting to start it πŸ‘

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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

πŸ’―πŸ’―

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Ashwin Hariharan

Here's some tips that work for me. They don't necessarily help with motivation, but they do help me to continue doing my work even if I'm not motivated:

  1. Just lie down for a while, keeping your eyes closed, and letting your thoughts wander. Let your thoughts flow and keep observing them without judgement.
  2. Workout at home for at-least an hour.
  3. Go out for a walk in the morning when the sun isn't too hot. Sunlight really helps with the mood - I remember reading studies on how lack on sunlight/vitamin D can make you prone to depression.
  4. Intermittent fasting again has effects that are not necessarily physical but also emotional/mental energy state. I can't remember the exact studies though. But it has worked wonders for me
  5. Go to sleep at a fixed time and wake up at a fixed time, every day.
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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

I have tried num. 5 a lot of times but I always seem to break the cycle. Gonna give some of these a go, again. Thanks!

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Ashwin Hariharan

Hahah, I've struggled with 5 as well!

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Melusi Khumalo • Edited

Personally having gone through a dip, and needed motivation, here are a couple of personal hacks.

  1. Don't give up.
  2. Take breaks often and by take a break, I mean think of anything and everything else but the actual piece of work.
  3. Get up and stretch.
  4. Breathing exercises.
  5. Read more.
  6. Take walks often.
  7. Lastly, don't give up!!!
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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

Motivational, dude!

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Abel4545

Here are my personal idea's:

  1. Try to have full energy which is best for healthy issue.
  2. Understand that you are a human being
  3. You must have a believe on God tell Him your worries.
  4. Try to meditated
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Antony Mhazo

Make a written list of why you do what you do, what are the things you want the most, also what you dont want to happen if you fail. Stick this up where its always visible.

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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

Simple and famous, yet I haven’t tried that method yet. I only had a message on my old phone but I always ignored it haha.

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Antony Mhazo

kkkkk, i wil try it for first time myself this year

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RealToughCandy.io

This is a tough one. A 20-minute walk works for me every time.

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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

I am usually doing it in the morning. Eventually breaking up the routine and starting to get up 3 minutes before the daily...

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Tamerlan Gudabayev

To be fair, I try not to rely on motivation, just disipline.

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Dias Taufik Rahman

Keep thinking of monthly bills maybe πŸ˜†

For me :

  • Eat healthy food
  • Listen to some random musics instead of existing playlist
  • Hangout with friends or family
  • Reading books
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Denislav Gavrilov πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ€–πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Author

Ah, the joy of finding a new song that you like. Superb! 🎡🎡