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Motivation is one of those things that, it’s probably fair to say, everyone wants more of in life – at least when it comes to being motivated for “the right things.”
Overall, how much better and more exciting could life be if we were all motivated to be outgoing, to pursue our dreams, to excel at our careers, to eat healthily, and so on. Unfortunately, many of us end up finding ourselves being a lot more listless and jaded than we would like in this regard.
One great way of helping to boost your baseline level of motivation in life, is to take steps to set up and restructure your home to make it an innately more “motivating” space, while simultaneously ensuring that it helps support basic lifestyle habits that tend to lead to higher levels of motivation and enthusiasm.
Here are just a few tips and suggestions on how to set up your home to boost motivation.
Deal with features of the home that can be disheartening or troublesome
Are there any particular features of your home that you find this disheartening or troublesome, or that represent a particular issue that you know you should deal with, but keep procrastinating on?
If your answer is “yes,” it’s important to keep in mind that this kind of dynamic within your home can be very detrimental not only for your overall sense of motivation, but also for your baseline feelings of well-being and fulfilment.
If you’re constantly feeling like there’s something hanging over you in the context of your own home that you can’t, or don’t want to deal with, it can certainly seem futile to attempt to do just about anything else – especially anything particularly ambitious.
So, if you have a pest problem, for example, get in touch with pest control professionals as soon as possible to get it resolved. And if you have a poorly sealed window, get that resolved as quickly as you can, too.
It can be all too easy to end up just “going with the flow” in a home that is ultimately uncomfortable, or that contain’s certain disheartening and negative features. For the sake of your motivation and sense of well-being, it’s a much better idea to deal with those issues instead.
Create a tidy and streamlined space for your work, and for your hobbies too
When people want to be more “motivated,” they will typically want to be more motivated in particular contexts – and usually with regards to work and certain hobbies and personal projects.
One of the best things you can do in order to boost motivation in these areas may be to create a tidy and streamlined space in your home that can be used as a home office, or as a hobby room of sorts, and to then minimise distractions and to help you to enthusiastically engage with that activity.
So, what sorts of things should you focus on when creating such a space?
It might be a good idea to think of what sorts of decorations may prove uplifting and motivating, such as posters and props. It’s also certainly important to keep the space clean and tidy.
Decorate your home in a way that feels warm, lively, and upbeat to you
Your home could look great, but if it feels completely clinical or artificial – or as if it came out of some catalogue, but doesn’t reflect your own personality at all – there’s a good chance that you won’t find the environment very uplifting or motivating.
What often does end up being a lot more motivating and uplifting, however, is to decorate your home in a way that feels authentically warm, lively, and upbeat to you.
When you are in an environment that feels this way, it’s much easier to maintain a sense of motivation and drive in general.
Make sure that your bedroom enables you to get good, high quality sleep
Making sure that your bedroom is dust free, clean, peaceful, and includes comfortable bedding, can work wonders when it comes to helping you to get good, high quality sleep.
As it turns out, getting good, high-quality sleep can also work wonders with regards to boosting your enthusiasm and zest life, as well as your health, and basic energy levels.
Sleep is fundamentally important in all kinds of different ways. Unfortunately, many of us end up being habitually sleep deprived, and so end up experiencing detriments to our overall enthusiasm as a result.
Get more and better sleep, and your motivation may naturally end up improving.