How to deal with motivational lows?
5 little tips to stay motivated in your daily content creation routine.
Happy May, reader!
Are you ready for the Challenge?
The Challenge of the Month (May 2022)
Last month, I was hard on you. And I tested you with one of the most demanding challenges we have ever had until the start of the project. But I am glad you did not give up and came back.
Whether you succeeded or not, your focus abilities should have increased more than you imagined. So I hope you experienced the difference enough to continue on this path.
But there is still a problem to solve. And sometimes, even if you try your best to build the perfect productivity system, you still give up because of motivational lows. And all the preparation you had going through the task disappears.
So how is it possible to deal with motivation and keep working on your tasks even if you feel like procrastinating all day long?
I have written a few articles about this topic:
So I will try to collect a few tips and ideas I extracted from them for you to consider:
Build yourself some intrinsic motivation. So focus on a purpose you want to achieve out of self-love instead of external triggers like recognition, money, and power.
Use a rewarding system to boost the instant gratification you get from finishing a task and become more motivated to collect the reward.
Use a punishment system if rewarding is not enough. So block activities that make you procrastinate by introducing a punishment each time you surrender to them.
Competition has a strong influence on motivation. But if you can’t find anybody going through the same challenges, you can challenge yourself. For example, you can take a 30-day challenge (which is also this month's infographic, you can find it below).
Give your motivation time to regenerate. And instead of working just when you are motivated, build systems that can push you even when your motivation is still weak.
Place a motivational task in the middle of everything else to boost the motivation of the others too.
You can introduce all those tips in your daily routine to boost your motivation. Doing too many new things, however, can become counterproductive. So it is always better to start with one thing at a time, and once you master it, proceed with the next one.
Therefore, this is the challenge for May 2022:
Find a deep purpose that can fire your soul and make you work on a project consistently. It is even better if it comes from a current situation you are trying to escape.
Here is some context.
My purpose has always been to become independent and work on my own. I can’t stand working for someone else and executing orders based on their highs and lows. And this motivates me to struggle even twice as much to ensure my independence someday.
What you might have missed
As anticipated, on the Cosmopolitan Mindset, you can find two new infographics this month that deal with the 30-day writing challenge. The first one is public, and you can find it in the related article. While the second one is exclusive for the newsletter subscribers:
30-Day Writing Challenge [PRINTABLE]
To access the infographics, you still need the password:
Also, you might have missed this month's articles:
See you next month
That was everything for May.
In June, we will discuss how to find your peak hours to enhance your productivity even more.
Each of us has different rhythms when being productive. And discovering yours can improve your efficiency, content creation strategy, or job in general.
You can find more articles on content creation at the Cosmopolitan Mindset. So make sure to share this newsletter with anyone that might be interested.
Stay consistent and stay strong.