If you're not excited about something, it's easy to drag your feet. Psychology Today suggests getting psyched up for a big event by expressing it physically — no matter how insincere — to get adrenaline pumping.
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Whether you're scared, overwhelmed or just lack basic enthusiasm for a meeting, pretending that you're psyched up can increase your energy levels and possibly remove some of the negative feelings associated with it. Psychology Today suggests:
(Use) high-energy body language. It's difficult using high-energy self-talk and intensity keywords without also having high-energy body language. Pumping your fist or slapping your thigh will also get you fired up and will increase your intensity.
The website also has some other tips for psyching yourself up by blasting high-energy music, moving your body and breathing intensely to get pumped up for a big event. Sure, it's artificial, but your brain has a hard time ignoring your body signals, as you likely know by now. If you've got any tips for picking up your dragging feet, let us know in the comments below.
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