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Here are the resources we found for motivation for young people:
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Setting Realistic Goals
Childline chats to Dodie Clark about setting realistic and achievable goals, sharing tips and guidance. Setting goals does not have to be just for New Years Day, you can decide to make a change any day of the year. As long as your goals are reasonable, you can achieve them.
You Ain’t Nothing
Does where you were born or where you’re from really matter? Maybe it does and you ain’t nothing because of where you come from or maybe you could be something? This video was led by Tolu to show young people they can be something regardless of where they are from.
In this spoken word poem, Prince Ea lets you know what he’s quitting from now on. Yes it might be upsetting to his parents, friends, family, and fans but he needs to quit it for himself.
Help for the Kids the Education System Ignores – Victor Rios
Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack - especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see ‘at-risk’ students as ‘at-promise’ individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.
I feel so unmotivated
This feeling can be extremely frustrating. A motivated person can achieve so much and the feelings of fulfillment that come with this are rewarding. That motivated person could be you. This message from Zumos will give you the tools, knowledge and support to inspire you to move forward. Motivation begins right here and now.
Do you know how Fantastic you are?
You may not believe it and it may have been a long time since you felt you were fantastic, but you are! This episode of Zumos will show you how we see ourselves and how you can rediscover and believe that you truly are a fantastic person.
Eight Steps to a more Satisfying Life
This very positive script will give you eight things that you can practise every day to feel good. If practised, they will change the way you think and make you and the people around you feel valued and loved.
How can I Change Myself?
Change is a natural process through the different stages in your life, but at times you may feel the need to make a deliberate change to your self-image, or to the way you act or relate to others. This message will help you to pinpoint which change will be most helpful to you and describes how you can go about taking the steps towards creating changes.
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Tips for Finding Motivation when you’re Depressed
Telling a depressed person to get motivated is like telling a rock to dance. It’s not because depressed people don’t want to get motivated. It’s because getting motivated is an overwhelming task when you’re depressed. This article from Vicky Poutas for Psych Central contains a number of tips for finding motivation when you’re depressed.
A Theme for You 2019 – Mental Health Foundation
A blog post from the Mental Health Foundation, encouraging readers to create a ‘theme’ for themselves for the New Year, maybe as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.
5 Ways to Stay Motivated and get more Done
When you lack motivations, completing things like coursework or personal projects can sometimes feel almost impossible. Understanding and tapping into what motivates you can help you plan ahead and achieve things you’ll be proud off. Barclays Life Skills have put together a list of 5 top tips to help you get motivated.
52 Easy yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself
If you can’t seem to find yourself motivated because of several reasons, take a deep breathe and motivate yourself with these simple yet effective tips. PopSugar has put together a list of simple tips that you can use in your day to day life to motivate yourself to accomplish anything you need to.
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5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study a Boring Subject or Complete a Project
There is not quick and easy solution that will leave you feeling inspired and energised about studying a subject or completing a project that may not be all that inspiring or interesting. However there are some strategies you can apply to motivate yourself to get started with the work you need to do. In this article Jane Genovese sets out her top 5 tips for motivate yourself to get things done.