Here are some intrinsic motivators you can use:
1. Look For The Intrinsic Reward
Intrinsic motivation only exists when an activity holds intrinsic interest for the person who engages in it. It could be the appeal of novelty, challenge, aesthetic value, etc. So the activity has to hold such appeal or there will be no intrinsic motivation.
Look for the aspect of the activity that will interest you or the innate reason why you want to participate in it and internalize that reason.
2. Engage In Optimal Level Of Challenge
Challenge yourself with a task that is not easy, but also not so hard that it is unattainable. Stretching one’s limit and then achieving success gives one a tremendous sense of competence and boost intrinsic motivation.
3. Seek Positive Competence Feedback
Receiving a badge or some kind of recognition for reaching a certain goal or level of task can also provide a sense of competence4.
Intrinsic motivation can only increase when people can freely decide whether to engage in an activity. Choose a task that naturally interests you and you can do it for the pure enjoyment without strings attached4.
5. Find A Buddy
If possible, find a person to do the activity with you, someone you can relate to and someone who can provide positive feedback without demeaning criticism. Doing an activity as a team also has the added benefit of getting the opportunity to help each other generating a sense of competence and belonging.