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8 Ways to Refocus Your Brain When You’re Losing Motivation

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Cars always do better when you put a little octane booster in them, and affirmations can be just the boost you need. For example, tell yourself things like:

  • “I am going to have a great day.”
  • “I will accomplish all of my goals.”
  • “I’ll make time for me today.”
  • “I love my job, and I am thankful for the income it provides.”
  • “I’m loved by many, and I love in return.”

When you start using the power of positivity, it can change your entire mindset. According to Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., a psychiatrist who writes for Psychology Today, he states that when you use these powerful statements each day, it rewires your brain to think more positively than negatively.

8. Focus on Accomplishments, Not Disappointments

It’s easy to become so focused on what’s behind you that you ignore what’s before you. Your mistakes are yesterday’s news, and if you have breath in your body, you can make today a better day. Stop turning around and looking at all the times you failed, but rather you need to focus on the times you succeeded.


If it helps you, make a list of all your accomplishments. Whenever you feel self-doubt come rolling in, get out this list and remind yourself of all the great things you’ve done. It’s hard to argue with irrefutable proof, so keep pushing those negative experiences away.

Final Thoughts on Losing Motivation…and How to Replenish It

As you struggle to stay motivated, remember that there will always be those times when everything goes wrong. Having a bad day is inevitable, but you will get through them. However, if you’re losing motivation before you even begin, then you need to make some changes to your life.

First, start with your mindset. Try using positive affirmations as well as motivation to help you stay centered and purge negativity. Other changes like eating right, getting enough sleep, and not taking on more than you can handle will also benefit.

Don’t beat yourself up too bad if you lose motivation on occasion, you will get back up the next day and have a fresh outlook.

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