It happens to all of us. One day, we just wake up in the morning or whenever we get up just lacking the energy to wanting to do anything. Not wanting to go out of bed, not wanting to stay in it either. Guess what? That’s normal. That’ is the stuff of life, or so to speak. What is not normal though is getting entangled in the web of lack of energy, the lack of drive, and the lack of motivation. What is not normal is to continuously talking yourself into the act of not doing anything. But what do you do when all the drive inside of you are purged out? Maybe you can begin with the following to help get it fire up your motivation again.
Think of the worst-case scenario! We have all been told growing up that envisioning success can be a good motivator. Now, why not do the exact opposite? Why not envision a future that is bleak, hopeless and stripped off all happiness and success. Why not envision yourself living eternally in a rut where a sense of accomplishment and a tiny hope are in-existent?
Terrifying, right? Few people realize that they already own a one-way ticket towards this very vision. Now what you will want to do is to get off your behind and now work your way out of the train wreck of a life you are heading straight in to. Turn your life around and actually work for a goal. Now, that is getting motivated.
Now set a date to start the change and commit to it . Change must come to every single one of us at some point. Sometimes it is forced upon us, sometimes we choose when it will happen. It is always much more preferable to have the control over the change that will take us over. If the change you are seeking requires a specific date on the calendar, then set it. Make a huge, red circle around the date and stick with it. Let this serve as a motivator to start doing the things you should have done weeks, months or years ago. Let this chosen date serve as the new beginning of your life. No matter what the change is that you are making in your life.
You are going to have to break the routine! When you do the same thing every day, sooner or later, the energy that you once had will drain out. No matter how passionate you once were with your work, project, or goal when you were just beginning, you will suffer from lack of motivation once your body senses that it is doing the same thing day in, day out. It is so easy to have this happen and most the time you won’t even realize it is happening until it is too late.
Don’t be afraid to break the routine once in a while. Quit work for a full day. Stop doing your routine for a week. Take a month-long vacation. Take on a new hobby for a year. These can help energize you and rekindle your drive. And while you’re taking your break from your routine, don’t lose the faith that you will have the same kind of energy you once had by the time you get back to work.
Don’t lose sight of your goals! It is easy to lose your focus when there is too much distraction all around you. Whether it’s the kids, clutter at your work area, Twitter or Facebook, you will find that these simple things remind you of other things that can drive your concentration away from the task at hand. To prevent yourself from killing your own motivation, always try to stick with your goals and shut out whatever it is that it trying to reduce it.
I am working on changing so much in my life I guess it qualifies as a life make-over. Starting our own business, being a stay at home mom, and getting a good work-out program to lose weight and be a good example for my 3 kids. I hit those difficult points in life where I am stuck in the rut and get frustrated with where I am. The lack of feeling accomplished and that leads to me thinking of all the worse case scenarios that are usually worse than it really it is. It gets hard to stay motivated when that happens. The best thing I can do for my family is to get that fire burning and get changing.