By: Brian Gilleece
1. STAY CONSTANTLY CREATIVELY ACTIVE
Dont spent most of your time in front of a TV or a laptop. I know its research, sure....
Do something, anything! You don’t even need to leave your apartment, just be productive and proactive; instead of consuming information, start making something and engaging your creative mind.
2. ALWAYS GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Sleep deprivation is one of the reasons people feel frustrated. If you feel you need your eight hours, go get them. And don’t forget that oversleeping (i.e. sleeping over 7-8 hours +) has close to the same effect as not sleeping enough — inability to do anything.
3. MAKE A PLAN FOR THE DAY
Just as you create a plan for your whole career, it’s never a bad idea to plan out your whole day and stay on top of things that you need to accomplish.
4. SORT OUT YOUR DIET
Overeating on sugar and greasy foods makes people sleepy and tired. One of the greatest ways to stay motivated is to keep your energy levels up at all times (not just coffee), and great food choices have a huge impact on this one.
5. JUMP OUT OF BED AS SOON AS YOU CAN
The longer you stay in bed — even if you’re working on something on your laptop — the harder it will be to get through the rest of the day. If you jump out of the bed as soon as you wake up and then go get ready for the day, you’ll get into a mental state of “being ready to work“.
6. GET YOUR MANTRA READY
Keeping some motivational quotes, pictures or slogans close to you whenever you need them, or getting to them as soon as your motivation drops, is one of the better ways to stay motivated. A great way to start the day is to find one that inspires you!, Google it!
7. USE THE BEAT
Music is another one of the ways to stay motivated. Put on a tune that always gets you pumped up, feel inspired and get to work.
8. VISUALIZE YOUR GOALS
You have a certain goal in mind, maybe your ultimate goal that you want to achieve: a lead part in a Mike Bay film or on a Netflix show? Can you see it? Really visualize it and write it down. Use this big dream to your advantage to stay motivated. It will drive you forward as a reason to do what you do.
9. TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT YOUR GOALS
Share your thoughts, ideas and the things you want to accomplish. Letting know others that you’re on the big pursuit of getting that part you really want will keep you even more motivated than if you would’ve just kept this to yourself. Telling others will make sure you don't fall short, nobody wants to look like a blowhard.
10. READ ABOUT PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE YOU
There might be actors, directors, entrepreneurs or any other known and successful people that inspire you to continue on your journey. Get their biographies and learn how dedicated they were to their craft before they achieved success, how long the over night success actually took.
Most importantly, never ignore your motivational mindset. If tomorrow morning you wake up with creativity, inspiration and motivation pulsing through your vains— put it to good use. Learn that long monologue or maybe write a short film screenplay. The fact that you accomplish this will keep your motivational levels burning longer.