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5 Steps to Find Your Motivation and Complete Your Goals

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Have you ever found yourself wanting to accomplish a goal but had trouble following through? Wanting to do something and actually doing it are very different. What separates the two is motivation. We all have those slumps where our drive is lacking and it seems like you’ll never be able to get anything done but the 5-hour ENERGY® team is here to give you a boost! The next time you’re not feeling as motivated as you need to be, keep these tips in mind:

Ask Yourself, "Why?"
Not knowing why you have to do something is often the culprit. A way to fight this is by asking yourself, "Why do I need to do this?” For example, you might be a college student who is having difficulties taking the initial step to start studying for a midterm. In this case you would ask, “Why do I need to study for this test?" The simple answer, "Because I need to get a good grade to graduate so I can get a good job" may be the shot of motivation you need to get going. The answer to your "why" question will help you realize what you need to do and the consequences of what could happen if you don’t.

Let the Anticipation Build
A trap that many people fall in to is starting to work towards your goal right away. While it’s great that you already have your drive and are ready to go, sometimes it works better to set a date in the future (a week, two weeks or even a month away) and make that day your start date. This time off will let your anticipation build which will help boost your enthusiasm and purpose. Mark the day on the calendar and make it an important date in your life. This will help get you excited about your goal and will make you more motivated.

Tell Friends and Family Your Goal
Sharing your plans and intentions with friends and family helps you stay motivated because your loved ones are your never ending support team. Let them know what you want to accomplish and by what date do they can be there to cheer you on. Depending on your goal, share weekly or monthly progress and don’t stop until you complete your goal.

Start Small
If you are having a hard time staying motivated when working towards completing a goal, it might be because you’re thinking too big. A good example of this is working out: if you’re a beginner, it is unrealistic to think your body will be able to handle five intense workouts per week. Instead, take smaller steps in working towards your ideal fitness routine by adding a few more minutes or more reps each week. Taking whatever goal you want to accomplish one step at a time will keep you from becoming overwhelmed and will help you stay inspired.

Think About the Benefits, Not the Challenges
It is natural to focus on the challenging side of things, however in order to stay motivated you have to switch that focus to the positive side. Instead of thinking about how hard something is, think of how great you will feel after you do it and what you will get out of it. Start filtering your thoughts so you ignore or eliminate the negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Your motivation will stick around a lot longer when you have a positive attitude!

Motivation is the key to completing your goals, so use these tips to help give your motivation a little nudge. Even though you might not feel like taking action, you’ll feel a lot better about yourself after you’ve completed your goal! Share with us on Facebook - how do you stay motivated and what goals are on your to-do list right now?

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Have 5-hour ENERGY® – Will Travel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A while back we asked fans, "Where is your 5-hour ENERGY®?" and once again, our fans delivered. From brides getting an energy boost before walking down the aisle to 5-hour ENERGY® tagging along to far away destinations, our fans made it hard to choose only three winners.

Conner Higgins is our Grand Prize Winner. His demanding job as a wild land firefighter requires him to work long hours for up to three weeks straight at a time. Conner submitted a photo of him and his 5-hour ENERGY® while he was on the job at a 49 acre wildfire in Idaho – he pointed out that you can even see a helicopter doing bucket drops in the background of the photo. We would like to award Conner the Grand Prize of 365 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®, enough to get him through an entire year.

Taking home the second prize is Jordan Smith. Jordan snapped a picture of herself with a 5-hour ENERGY® while she was in New Zealand. The photo was taken on the Coromandel Peninsula on the north Island of New Zealand. She was visiting the Te Whanganui-A-Hei, or Cathedral Cove, which is a natural marine reserve that preserves wildlife since there is no fishing allowed. Because this picture is so awesome, Jordan is the winner of 180 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®.

Our third place winner is Matt Huntington. Matt is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California and has memories of several all-nighters in the school library that were fueled by 5-hour ENERGY®. When Matt was on the way to his graduation ceremony, he saw our promo car and thought it was only right to take a picture with it. Matt’s photo has won him 90 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®.

If you didn’t win this time, keep your chin up because 5-hour ENERGY® is always coming up with new contests. Be sure to visit our contest page to stay up to date. Don’t forget about our two on-going contests, the Empty Bottle Brainchild and the Scavenger Hunt contest.


5-hour ENERGY® Work Day Marathon Game!

Thursday, August 16, 2012
5-hour ENERGY® is all about helping you feel alert and energized through a tough work day. Now you can feel like a winner by playing 5-hour ENERGY® Work Day Marathon, a new app that takes players through a challenging dash to work.

Developed and released by Imovation Solutions, 5-hour ENERGY® Work Day Marathon goes above and beyond your standard app. This addictive game gives you the chance to become eligible to win real prizes, including grand prize vacations related to events with our celebrity partners Clint Bowyer and Jim Furyk.

The variety of levels keeps your play new and exciting and ensures you’ll never get bored. Choose from cityscape levels, office levels and an endless arcade mode. This app challenges users to jump, slide, turn and scramble through obstacles by swiping and tilting your mobile device. You can also see how your scores measure up to other users with the leaderboard that highlights the game’s best players.

Getting the 5-hour ENERGY® bottles will deliver your game’s character a boost and helps them maintain a steady performance. As your character navigates through your level of choice, collect the five different colored coins which represent the five fruit flavors of 5-hour ENERGY® shots. Be careful not to get the coffee cup symbol! This will cause your character to slow down.

The 5-hour ENERGY® Work Day Marathon app is available to download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via the iTunes store. The app is regularly $1.99, but download the app before DATE and get it for half off.