Motivation can be fun
When many people think about motivation, they may think about hard work. Usually the words fun and motivation do not go together. But, motivation can be fun. In fact, most people are better off when motivation is fun. Fun motivation can help and inspire people to get things done faster and better. This article talks about how motivation can be fun.
Make it a game
One great way for a person to make motivation fun is for them to make it a game. Just as three year olds are more likely to pick up their toys if their mother makes it a game, adults will react the same way. Motivation is more fun when it is a game.
For example, if a person is trying to lose weight, they could make themselves a chart. This chart could resemble a type of board game. Each time the person loses a pound, exercises, or resists the urge to eat something that is not healthy they could move a circle of paper to the next point on the game/chart. When the person reaches certain places on the game/chart they could write rewards that they get for getting that far in the game.
Making a game out of motivation can also work at the workplace. A boss or manager can make a game out of motivating their employees. They can divide the coworkers up into teams and whoever gets the most work done in a certain time period, or whoever does a better job on a work project will win the game and the prize.
Be sure to reward yourself
Just about everyone likes to get rewards for a job well done. And one of the best ways for a person to make motivation fun is for them to give them self a reward when they have accomplished a task or achieved a goal. Rewards will also work for bosses and managers to help make motivation fun to their employees. A person, whether they are doing something for themselves or for work, is more likely to get and stay motivated if they are receiving a reward.
Rewards do not have to be big prizes to be fun. Even small rewards can make motivation fun. For example, many offices require their employees to wear business casual attire throughout the weekdays. If this is the case, a small reward that will make motivation fun could be offering a prize of letting the winning employee(s) wear jeans on a Wednesday to work. And a person can give themselves a small reward by eating a piece of chocolate or going out for ice cream once a month when they have reached a goal in their diet.
Make it funny
Most motivational speeches tend to be serious. But they do not have to be. Motivation can be funny and that can make motivation more fun. A person can find many funny motivational quotes online. And they can share them with others or use them to motivate themselves through their journey. A good laugh from a motivational saying or speech can really help someone to make motivation more fun.
Motivation can be fun when the motivator gets creative. There is no one set way for a person to motivate themselves or others. And just because one way works for someone does not mean that it will work, or be fun, for someone else. A boss should get creative and motivate his/her employees by using fun ideas that will work specifically for that group of people. And an individual, trying to motivate him/herself should decide what would work best and be fun for him/her.