HI Steemians! How are you?
(again my post decided to remove half of my content... is anyone experiencing anything like this?
I thought I’d make more of a casual post today. I’ve been feeling quite exhausted recently with uni assignments and exams. It’s been a week of self studying, group meetings and creating google drive documents for each respective assignment. Sometimes the amount of work and incoming deadlines can be overwhelming. Too often, I feel incapable of handling it all, but I’ve implemented a few tactics to keep the motivation going and I’d thought I’d share that with you.
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Before we delve into them, let’s talk about types of motivation.
- Intrinsic: you’re motivated to do something because of genuine interest and fun
- Extrinsic: you’re motivated to do something for rewards, recognition or avoidance of punishment
- Extrinsic autonomous motivation: you’re motivation is integrated into your sense of self e.g donating blood
It’s good to understand how your motivated as this will provide a starting point for when you make goals. Personally, I'm highly extrinsically motivated especially when it comes to tedious work :p
Have you heard of SMART goals?
It’s an acronym standing for
- Time bound
An example is ‘I plan to read at least 3 articles about marketing every week to boost my marketing knowledge’
These SMART goals will provide the framework to ensure your goals are self-directed, purposeful and helps keep you focused.
So one of my goals for Steemit is to crack the $2 mark for a post. I honestly think this can be achieved as I grow a follower base and continue to write up good content that people enjoy reading (so please, any feedback is welcome!)
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The Power of Small Wins
After coming up with your own SMART goals, let’s think of an implementation plan.
I recommend breaking up these goals into smaller and more manageable tasks. It’s found that these tiny achievements can help spark further motivation to succeed in reaching your goal.
I’ve been breaking up my work into achievable tasks each day to help me stay on track and feel like I’m making good progress. It also helps with productivity and overall efficiency as it reduces a lot of procrastination.
That said, i’m rewarding myself for completing the tasks I set out to do by having an early night :) Wishing you a wonderful week! Next post will be another edition of Chelsey’s Chronicles.