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Some of the Best Places to Find Motivational Wallpapers

Some of the Best Places to Find Motivational Wallpapers

Today, I thought I should share some of the inspirational and motivational things that keep me going.

I always feel the need to motivate myself, and I know that a lot of people are like that too. As someone who has gone through depression, in order to get going and start doing things that need to be done, I always want to see or hear something inspirational and positive to nudge me into action. My search for positivity and inspiration often includes making a phone call to my mentor, reading an inspirational book, or looking at inspirational quotes. Some of my favorite motivational tools are inspirational wallpapers that I display on my phone screen and on my laptop.

I look at these wallpapers all the time, and especially before I start writing on my laptop. They are like energizers, motivating me and reminding me of my goals and what’s important.

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It might seem like a little thing, but surrounding yourself with positivity is a very effective way to keep yourself focused and driven. In addition to having that motivational book you can always turn to for life lessons, you should get motivational wallpapers for your laptop or desktop. Adding some inspirational wallpapers can help you get motivated, active and productive.

    They can even help draw you out of procrastination and doubt, some of the issues that cause lack of motivation for most of us.

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    I have found some great places where you can find wallpapers that display inspirational quotes. Look for quotes by famous people that resonate with you, popular quotes that best apply to your current life situation, or proverbs that provide wise words to live by.

    Here are five places to get really apt and motivational wallpapers to help you get through life with a positive attitude. You can use them as your wallpaper and share some of them with your family and friends too!

    1. Lifehack Collection. From this Lifehack article, I got some great wallpapers and I also was able to visit some of the coolest places on the internet for finding collections of very inspiring wallpapers. It’s just amazing what you can find here.

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    2. Pinterest. There are a lot of cool things you can find on Pinterest, one of the world’s best places to look for ideas. Awesome motivational wallpapers are just some of the great things you can find there. You will find a lot of user-created wallpapers that are minimalistic and breathtaking. Pinterest is one of my favorite places to get inspirational and relatable wallpapers, and I know you would love them too.

    3. Freebest Wallpapers. This website has a variety of collections of desktop wallpapers, but it is the inspirational wallpaper collection that keeps me coming back every time for downloads. Sometimes I find a soothing image with no quotes or words that still conveys a message and makes me feel good. The motivational wallpapers on this site are amazing.

    4. Alpha Coders. I stumbled upon this website on one of my searches, and it has been amazing. This literary wallpaper gold mine has an endless collection of inspirational wallpapers for desktop, androids, iPhones and lots more. Whatever gadget you have, there is a great wallpaper for you.

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    5. Google Images. In addition to being able to find almost everything on Google, it is also the go-to place for finding very good motivational wallpapers. You can search for motivational wallpapers for specific situations, or for wallpapers with inspirational quotes from motivational speakers. You will get an almost unlimited collection of inspirational and motivational wallpapers to get you through any situation.

    Do you have a favorite place to find inspirational desktop wallpapers? Let me know in the comments section where you get really apt and inspirational desktop wallpapers.

    Featured photo credit: Pinterest via pinterest.com

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    The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

    The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

    Life is wasted in the in-between times. The time between when your alarm first rings and when you finally decide to get out of bed. The time between when you sit at your desk and when productive work begins. The time between making a decision and doing something about it.

    Slowly, your day is whittled away from all the unused in-between moments. Eventually, time wasters, laziness, and procrastination get the better of you.

    The solution to reclaim these lost middle moments is by creating rituals. Every culture on earth uses rituals to transfer information and encode behaviors that are deemed important. Personal rituals can help you build a better pattern for handling everything from how you wake up to how you work.

    Unfortunately, when most people see rituals, they see pointless superstitions. Indeed, many rituals are based on a primitive understanding of the world. But by building personal rituals, you get to encode the behaviors you feel are important and cut out the wasted middle moments.

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    Program Your Own Algorithms

    Another way of viewing rituals is by seeing them as computer algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions that is repeated to get a result.

    Some algorithms are highly efficient, sorting or searching millions of pieces of data in a few seconds. Other algorithms are bulky and awkward, taking hours to do the same task.

    By forming rituals, you are building algorithms for your behavior. Take the delayed and painful pattern of waking up, debating whether to sleep in for another two minutes, hitting the snooze button, repeat until almost late for work. This could be reprogrammed to get out of bed immediately, without debating your decision.

    How to Form a Ritual

    I’ve set up personal rituals for myself for handling e-mail, waking up each morning, writing articles, and reading books. Far from making me inflexible, these rituals give me a useful default pattern that works best 99% of the time. Whenever my current ritual won’t work, I’m always free to stop using it.

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    Forming a ritual isn’t too difficult, and the same principles for changing habits apply:

    1. Write out your sequence of behavior. I suggest starting with a simple ritual of only 3-4 steps maximum. Wait until you’ve established a ritual before you try to add new steps.
    2. Commit to following your ritual for thirty days. This step will take the idea and condition it into your nervous system as a habit.
    3. Define a clear trigger. When does your ritual start? A ritual to wake up is easy—the sound of your alarm clock will work. As for what triggers you to go to the gym, read a book or answer e-mail—you’ll have to decide.
    4. Tweak the Pattern. Your algorithm probably won’t be perfectly efficient the first time. Making a few tweaks after the first 30-day trial can make your ritual more useful.

    Ways to Use a Ritual

    Based on the above ideas, here are some ways you could implement your own rituals:

    1. Waking Up

    Set up a morning ritual for when you wake up and the next few things you do immediately afterward. To combat the grogginess after immediately waking up, my solution is to do a few pushups right after getting out of bed. After that, I sneak in ninety minutes of reading before getting ready for morning classes.

    2. Web Usage

    How often do you answer e-mail, look at Google Reader, or check Facebook each day? I found by taking all my daily internet needs and compressing them into one, highly-efficient ritual, I was able to cut off 75% of my web time without losing any communication.

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    3. Reading

    How much time do you get to read books? If your library isn’t as large as you’d like, you might want to consider the rituals you use for reading. Programming a few steps to trigger yourself to read instead of watching television or during a break in your day can chew through dozens of books each year.

    4. Friendliness

    Rituals can also help with communication. Set up a ritual of starting a conversation when you have opportunities to meet people.

    5. Working

    One of the hardest barriers when overcoming procrastination is building up a concentrated flow. Building those steps into a ritual can allow you to quickly start working or continue working after an interruption.

    6. Going to the gym

    If exercising is a struggle, encoding a ritual can remove a lot of the difficulty. Set up a quick ritual for going to exercise right after work or when you wake up.

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    7. Exercise

    Even within your workouts, you can have rituals. Spacing the time between runs or reps with a certain number of breaths can remove the guesswork. Forming a ritual of doing certain exercises in a particular order can save time.

    8. Sleeping

    Form a calming ritual in the last 30-60 minutes of your day before you go to bed. This will help slow yourself down and make falling asleep much easier. Especially if you plan to get up full of energy in the morning, it will help if you remove insomnia.

    8. Weekly Reviews

    The weekly review is a big part of the GTD system. By making a simple ritual checklist for my weekly review, I can get the most out of this exercise in less time. Originally, I did holistic reviews where I wrote my thoughts on the week and progress as a whole. Now, I narrow my focus toward specific plans, ideas, and measurements.

    Final Thoughts

    We all want to be productive. But time wasters, procrastination, and laziness sometimes get the better of us. If you’re facing such difficulties, don’t be afraid to make use of these rituals to help you conquer them.

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