Got Motivation?

Published on 25 April 2023 at 07:45

Do you ever struggle with motivation? I know I do. Some days, it's hard to get out of bed and face the day, especially when life throws you a curveball. Maybe you're dealing with a loss, a trauma, or a setback. Maybe you're just feeling tired, dehydrated, hungry, or impulsive. Whatever the reason, it can be challenging to find the drive and direction to achieve your goals.

I consider myself a fairly motivated person. Most mornings, I wake up with a sense of purpose and enthusiasm. I have a routine that helps me get started and stay focused. But there are also days when I feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed. Those are the days when I need some extra help to get going and keep going. I need some strategies to boost my motivation and overcome the obstacles in my way.

Over the years, I've learned some tips and tricks that work for me when I'm feeling low on motivation. I want to share them with you in case they might help you too. Here they are:

- Be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up for feeling unmotivated. It's normal and human. Try to identify the root cause of your lack of motivation and address it with compassion and care.

- Break down your tasks. Sometimes, the reason we feel unmotivated is because we're facing a big or complex task that seems impossible or intimidating. In that case, it helps to break it down into smaller and more manageable steps. Then, focus on one step at a time and celebrate your progress along the way.

- Visualize your success. Another way to boost your motivation is to imagine how you will feel when you complete your task or achieve your goal. Think about the benefits, rewards, and satisfaction that await you at the end of the day. Use this vision as a source of inspiration and motivation.

- Set a deadline or a timer. Sometimes, we need some external pressure or accountability to get us moving. You can create this by setting a deadline for yourself or using a timer to limit your time on a task. This can help you overcome procrastination and focus on the most important or urgent things first.

- Reframe your thoughts. Lastly, one of the most powerful ways to increase your motivation is to change how you think about your tasks and goals. Instead of seeing them as burdens or obligations, try to see them as opportunities or choices. Instead of saying "I have to" or "I should", say "I want to" or "I choose to". This can help you feel more in control and more motivated.

These are some of the ways that I cope with low motivation. They may not work for everyone or every situation, but they have helped me a lot over the years. I hope they can help you too. Remember, motivation is not something that you have or don't have. It's something that you can create and cultivate with practice and patience.


What are some of your ways of overcoming when you're not feeling so motivated?


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