Let’s face it, there are times when it is really tough to get motivated for the task in front of you. Sometimes it may be theday in day out tasks we have to do at work that just ends up boring yet have to be done. It may be the pile of laundry waiting for you to finish. Some days it is hard to get motivated for anything at all. Nootropics can help so I came up with some great nootropics for motivation.
There are nootropics for motivation that can really help get you motivated again and get excited about what you are doing. There area many nootropics that will do this for you so I put together a list of 5 popular nootropics used to elevate motivation.
Keep in mind though, not every one of these or the many out there may work for you. We are all built differently and therefore may have to try a few before we see the results we want. Be patient.
- 1 What is Motivation?
- 2 Why is motivation important?
- 3 Noopept
- 4 Modafinil
- 5 Rhodiola Rosea
- 6 Pramiracetam
- 7 Sulbutiamine
- 8 Other ways to get motivated and stay motivated
What is Motivation?
Motivation is the drive you have the drive to achieve your goals. It is influenced by:
- how much you want the goal
- what you will gain
- your personal expectations
Why is motivation important?
Motivation is important because it:
- provides you with goals to work towards
- helps you solve problems
- helps you change old habits
- helps you cope with challenges and opportunities
Noopept is probably the most popular nootropic on the market right now because it simply works and works for most of us. It is a very strong nootropic so needs to be taken seriously when it comes to the doses. You only need to take a very small dose for it to be effective. The recommended starting dose for Noopept is between 10-40 milligrams.
Noopept seems to work on dopamine, serotonin, and acetylcholine levels where dopamine is important for motivation and reward.
The Benefits of Noopept:
- Increased Motivation
- Improved Mood
- Enhanced Memory
- Increased Focus
- Better Overall Cognitive Performance
Modafinil is one of the most widely used nootropics and is used widely in the high tech industry, high ups in big business, and with traders. If you are someone who needs their best performance on a daily basis and you feel less than your full performance self then Modafinil may be right for you.
Believe it or not, this nootropic was first developed for the treatment of Narcolepsy.
Modafinil can be used by anyone, who wishes to work late, stay awake, enhance their cognitive reactions, or brighten their moods.
Benefits of Modafinil
- Increase in Motivation
- Elevated Mood
- Increased Focus
- Increased Energy Level
- Increased Wakefulness
Modafinil is also frequently used for its neuroprotective properties. It is also one of the most powerful mind stimulants and offers excellent protection against brain damage.
Largely because Modafinil was developed for the treatment of Narcolepsy, users of the nootropic will notice a decrease in fatigue. Students or execs who find themselves sleep deprived will benefit from Modafinil. Mental performance will be heightened. Those who find themselves simply sleepy most of the time without any reason will find themselves more wakeful and with a heightened ability to focus and concentrate.
Rhodiola Rosea off fatigue and also cuts down stress. It is also an energy booster, increases stamina and promotes alertness.
The benefits of Rhodiola Rosea are many including enhanced strength, energy, and better mental capacity.
Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea
- Reduces Stress-Related Fatigue
- Increased Motivation
- Reduces Daily Stress
- Promotes Feelings of General Well-Being
- Reduces Symptoms of Mild to Moderate Depression
There have been many studies exploring the potential of Pramiracetam being used to treat for concussions, Alzheimer’s, as well as senile dementia. Clinical studies have shown several specific therapeutic activities affected by alterations of the cognitive functions. Long-term memory improvement has been seen as well as learning, attention span, concentration, alertness, motivation, and an increase in the rate of high-affinity choline uptake in the hippocampus.
Benefits of Pramiracetam:
- Improved Motivation
- Enhanced Focus
- Increased Learning
- Improved Memory
- Advanced Logical ThinkingSulbutiamine
Sulbutiamine is a synthetic version of vitamin B1 and was developed to reverse the effects of chronic B! deficiency. When you lack vitamin B1 among other things your memory and attention span are affected and so is your mood. From there you may end up feeling depressed with no motivation at all.
Sulbutiamine has been shown to affect a persons’ mood by reducing anxiety. This is because it stimulated levels of dopamine in the brain. Once this happens, a persons’ ability to concentrate and focus improves which leads to a much-improved mood and therefore motivation.
Although human research is still lacking on the thought that sulbutiamine boosts your motivation, many nootropic users swear by its ability to improve their moods although indirectly by improving their mood and energy levels.
Sulbutiamine is a supplement to take regularly however it is advised to take a day or two off occasionally because it is likely you will build up a tolerance to it. Never increase your dosages if you feel this, just stop taking it for a day or two.
Benefits of Sulbutiamine
- Memory Improvement.
- May Protect the Brain
- Is an Antioxidant
- Increased Levels of Energy.
** It is not advised to use sulbutiamine in conjunction with bipolar disorder medications
If you still find yourself stumped with all the info, check out my post on Why take Natural Brain Supplements
Other ways to get motivated and stay motivated
- Constantly review what your goals are and how you are progressing. Even a little progress can get you or keep you motivated.
- This one is a big one for me. Surround yourself with positive people. How people around you act and talk does rub off on you. Positive people make others around them positive as well. When you are feeling positive about yourself and what you are trying to achieve you will feel motivated.
- Go online and look for social groups geared to positive talk and motivation. Before you know it you will make contact with people who understand and can get you going again.
- Not having goals is one way to lose your motivation. Set short term goals like what you want to achieve in a week, then a month and then for a year. Continue to set new goals so you always have achievements.