Learning to meditate influences your brain in many ways. Meditation calms your mind, trains you to focus on one thing at a time and releases you from the distractions that are controlling your brain’s ability to focus and perform. Learning to meditate can take a few months, but it is worth the effort and time, and it pays off in other aspects of your life.
Does your to-do list seem to be growing out of control? Perhaps your tasks have gone from manageable to seemingly overwhelming. Daily, we are presented with obligations that shape our actions. Despite our best efforts, laziness can slowly creep into our routine and prevent us from being productive.
Fortunately, this mentality happens to everyone. In fact, a recent study that focused on trends of motivation in the workplace, found that companies lose $300 billion dollars annually due to a lack of productivity.
In order to combat disengagement, taking a proactive approach to getting things done is essential. If you struggle with a lack of motivation, let’s consider 10 valuable tips that will help you to raise your enthusiasm.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle
When you work toward learning who you are, you find the most essential wisdom there is in life. Without this understanding of your inner nature, goals, and beliefs, nothing else in life will bring you true happiness. Your relationship with yourself is more important than any other in your life. Until you have a complete understanding of yourself, how can others really know you? Positive self-respect is, therefore, based on knowing yourself.
From this knowledge comes all the essential aspects of self, including acceptance, understanding, compassion, and empathy. Until you focus on the work of knowing yourself, other efforts at self-improvement will likely feel less than successful. Knowing yourself, then, is the ultimate place to start the adventure that comes from knowing who you are.
Instead of framing the change in baby steps we get caught up in the grandiosity of our plans. So, the idea of trimming the fat and training for a marathon seems like an insurmountable task – well, it is, if that's how you're selling it to yourself.
It's All About The Baby Steps
I'm going to keep referencing the weight loss and marathon example because it's a great way to break things down. If this was your goal then you would need to start at the beginning and that means with one small step every day – that begins with weight loss, though this will fuel your marathon training, too.
Herb Sennett writes about life and how to enjoy it more.