How to Get Motivated to Change

I am going to write about how to get motivated to change.

How to get motivated to lose weight and exercise

Vegetable salad
Vegetable salad

You can start by asking yourself, why would you want to lose weight and exercise? If you are overweight or obese, you would desire to exercise and weigh less because of feeling lighter, diminution of stress, diminution of arthralgia (joint pain), improved quality of sleep, enhanced mood, improved thyroid gland function, enhanced libido, healthier skin complexion, improved physical appearance, improved concentration and memory, improved immune system, increased metabolism, cardioprotection, reduction in allergy symptoms, reduction in anxiety and depression, increase in energy, increase in self-confidence, reduction in leading a sedentary lifestyle, increase in leading a more active and adventurous lifestyle and a reduction in morbidity and mortality.

What would you want to do to lose weight and exercise? The next step you would take is to write down on a piece of paper your daily realistic mini goals, weekly goals and monthly goals. You would write down your daily goals the night before for the following day and so on. You need to execute your daily mini goals to the best of your ability. Over time your daily goals become weekly goals and your weekly goals become monthly goals. Building and belonging to a supportive group of like-minded people would be of great benefit to you and also would help others to grow. You need to embrace your imperfections and not be ashamed of them. You need to have a positive attitude and remain consistent, persistent and show perseveration in achieving your daily goals. Be proud of all your achievements and don’t allow any negative thoughts to alter your progress.

How to get motivated to succeed

A child reading a book
A child reading a book

You need to ask yourself, why do I want to succeed at anything? You want to succeed because you want to have a greater earning income potential, improved self-confidence, better self-esteem, increased potential to help others grow and succeed, possess positive beliefs about yourself, eliminate all negative beliefs, embrace all of your imperfections and exert a positive lasting effect on mankind.

Ask yourself, what would you want to do to succeed at anything? Again, you would want to write down on a piece of paper your daily, weekly goals, and monthly goals, and carry them out to the best of your ability. Whether you want to be a physician, lawyer, architect, plumber, electrician, physical therapist, auto mechanic, pilot, writer, etc.; what matters is whoever you want to be, you want to be the best you can be. You need to find your gift that you were born with. What is it that you love to do? You feel happy when you love what you do.

How to get motivated to write

Notebook
Notebook

Ask yourself, why do you want to write? You want to write because you want to become more skilled at writing for yourself; you want to help others solve their problem; you want to make a positive change in people’s lives; you want to share the knowledge you possess with others; you want to change the world for the better; you want to write what you know and are passionate about; you’re a voracious reader and you want to request comments and listen to audience’s feedback.

Ask yourself, what do you need to do to get motivated to write? Again, you want to write down on a piece of paper your daily, weekly, and monthly goals and put into effect a course of action to complete them to the best of your ability.

How to motivate your child to read

A young child with a book
A young child with a book

You need to set aside a time for reading with your child. Let your child know ahead of time what to expect. Commence reading to your child at an early age. When you are reading to your child, be mindful that what you say is not as important as HOW you say it. It’s advisable to be in a happy mood. Be sure to supply your child’s room with books. You should become a great reading “role model” for your child. As the child grows introduce him/her to books that meet their hobbies and interests. Inspire your child to find new books to read on their own. Introduce your child to the library to get their own library card and discover a new wealth of information. Select books about subjects your child loves. Make certain your child sees you reading regularly. This will help your child appreciate the relevance of reading in their everyday life. It is important for your child to see you reading for relaxation and pleasure, as well as for valuable information.

Create reading time for all family members to participate throughout the day and every day. Show how important reading is to you, by spending time together with your child reading with enthusiasm, to help your child learn that reading is relaxing and gratifying. Read together with a reason. Cultivate a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere. Allow and encourage your child to express his or her own feelings, thoughts, and opinions. Encourage your child to make choices. Find out your child’s interests and be passionate about them. Discuss topics that are captivating to your child. Discuss the various ways to find new information. Invigorate and nurture your child’s problem-solving skills and creative expression through encouragement to play with children’s blocks.

A boy playing with building blocks
A boy playing with building blocks

Inquire about your child’s learning in school rather than his or her grades. Show interest in helping your child with an organization of his or her school paperwork. Acknowledge and celebrate your child’s accomplishments regardless how small. By providing positive reinforcement a child feels praised for the work he/she did, and therefore, feels stimulated to do more in the future and expect the similar positive experience. Through praise and positive reinforcement, children learn useful habits which will prove to be valuable throughout life. You should focus on child’s strengths and assets rather than on weakness or weaknesses. If the child did not do well on a math test, he or she may have done well on reading, praise the child for the latter, and as far as math is concerned, offer help for the child to do better next time. Always praise the child and never criticize for their performance.

How do children know what they are learning

A child carrying a bottle of water on his head
A child carrying a bottle of water on his head

Children know what they are learning through understanding of biological concepts, comprehension of numbers, and early awareness of physics. This understanding occurs through observation, exploration, creation, listening, asking questions and experimenting. Children’s cognitive ability to perform any task from the most simple to the most complex is dependent upon their cognitive development. Exercise has been found to improve cognitive function better than reading books and/or solving puzzles. Children experience learning through playing with other children; they learn to get along with each other. Other examples include problem-solving, learning a different language at home, remembering, paying attention, etc. There will be times when your child will need emotional support for learning. It’s important to notice when your child is upset about some task, offer your help if necessary. Share in his excitement by showing your appreciation for his accomplishments.

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2 thoughts on “How to Get Motivated to Change”

  • I am impressed with all your great tips to help me to get motivated in anything I wish accomplish in my life, I really liked how you suggested writing your short-term goals down on paper. More people will understand themselves better when their goals are on paper where they can view them visually.

    I hear from many of my friends they just can’t get motivated enough to get started, do you have any tips on how for people to take that first step?

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