Boost Self-Motivation

Boost Self-Motivation: Anyone else feeling beaten up lately (or longer)? I am. Did I mention working in finance is stressful? My work has not been going well. I’m feeling down and experiencing a serious deficit in self-motivation.

I can get to a point where I just want to give up. It can get pretty dark at times. I realize we all get down in life and have to dig deep to keep ourselves going.


I start to lose faith in myself and my abilities – notice the connection with self-esteem.  I label myself and blame all of my failures on my OCD and Bipolar disorder. Resentment and anger enter stage left. Self-doubt not only dominates, but becomes my self-talk.  

Melissa always listens when I vent. She always encourages me and usually ends the conversation by saying: “Now pick up your panties, fix your makeup, and get back in the ring.” How do you not laugh at this?! Try to visualize her saying this to a 250 lb., tattoo-covered guy.


I continue to be a work in progress when it comes to self-motivation - which goes hand in hand with self-talk. It’s okay to seek the help of a spouse, friend, therapist or partner. But at the end of the day, it’s you and what you tell yourself. You must become your own therapist and best friend.


I ultimately get out of the funk and boost self-motivation. Here’s what works for me:

  • Stuffing my face with a fully loaded pizza – just kidding! I came close the other day but restrained myself. I’d be really pissed gaining weight while feeling bad!
  • Ask yourself if you really want to remain in this rut.
  • Think about those who love you and are depending on you. You never know who may be looking up to you as an example.
  • Focus on all of your accomplishments up to this point in your life.
  • Congratulate yourself for not quitting – and committing yourself to never quit.
  • Identify when you are thinking negatively – then reframe it with positive self-talk.
  • Ditch the self-pity and realize you are not alone - everyone goes through this.
  • Envision how great you will feel when you overcome this challenge. Think about past victories.
  • Change up your routine – get out into the world.
  • Embrace the mind body connection. Exercise, maintain a healthy diet and your mind will work to your advantage. Things will become clearer. 
  • Take time to evaluate your life and think about what really motivates you. It doesn’t have to be a career. It can be a hobby which lifts your spirits and gives you something to look forward to during your work day.
  • “Fake it 'til you make it” or as I prefer to say, "Face it 'til you make it." Sometimes forcing yourself to do something is all that you need.


It’s common to experience the doldrums and a lack of self-motivation. It’s temporary and you can get through it.  


This too shall pass. Now, you’ll have to excuse me as I fix my makeup … ~Ted

Boost Self-Motivation with Hypnosis ~parts adapted via

Do you sometimes find it difficult to complete projects and reach your goals?

Would you like to take action and change your life for the better?

To boost self-motivation is not usually a question of desire. Most of us have an idea of what we would like to do to improve our lives.

But the problem is, when it comes to actually following through with a plan, life just gets in the way.

That kitchen needs tidying, and that TV show must be caught up on. And before you know it, months have passed and you're no closer to achieving your goal.

Defining the real motivation problem

Motivation often gets misattributed. Because we are, in fact, motivated to do plenty of things in our daily lives, such as:

  • Listen to music
  • Eat and drink
  • Keep ourselves hygienically clean
  • Become absorbed in an interesting conversation with someone we like.

So when talking about motivation, it's important to define it properly first. Then you can look at where you want it to be focused.

Leaking motivation to other activities

When you have difficulty with self-motivation, it's not that you lack the capacity to feel motivated. It's because you are more motivated to do other things, even if that's to sit still and watch TV!

But motivation is limited, inspiration has an expiry date, so a clear and careful strategy is needed if you're going to make the most of your motivation.

But the good news is that you can increase your motivation levels by using hypnosis to identify what motivates you and create more motivation deep within your subconscious mind.

How to boost self-motivation with hypnosis

Some people motivate themselves by "away from" strategies like fear (avoidance of pain) and some by "towards" strategies (expectation of gain). What works best for you will depend on your own personal psychology.

The good news here is that if you feel you're lacking motivation, it may well be because you've been using the wrong strategy for your personal psychological makeup.

Hypnosis will help you identify what truly motivates you and then lead you through a deeply relaxing imaginative process to get your subconscious mind to provide the motivation you need.

In other words, this hypnosis will help you develop a determined, focused attitude that doesn't depend on your mood. That way, you can stay motivated more of the time, and achieve much, much more.

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