You are here because motivation may be low, or maybe you need some strategies to help you better cope with these times, even if they are few and far between.
If you are feeling unmotivated, know this:
Our health affects mood which affects motivation.
Motivation can be created in an instant.
Motivation is not always the precursor of action. In other words, you can do what needs to be done with a little discipline and mindless robotic pursuit of a predetermined goal.
Action can lead to motivation.
Lack of motivation may be a sign of depression, but truly, this lack of motivation affects almost everyone.
We gotta know why we are going for our goals if we are to ever be motivated!
Sometimes our goals are bloody uninspiring, even to us, and we set them for the wrong reasons.
Get healthy. Sleep more. I am miserable and physically and attitudinally (is that a word!) weak when I don't sleep well. There are plently of health blogs to support you with this.
If you are feeling really down, speak to someone and get help. Talk to me or a doctor, hotline or friend.
Tack your desired disciplines next to already built habits. It is called habit stacking and you can read about it here. Brilliant! Habits don't need motivation.
Write down 101 reasons for achieving your goal to create an undeniable 'Why'. See if that gets a fire in your belly.
Use your intuition to help you decide if this is really the right goal for you or if you feel pressured or actually uninterested in it. No harm scrubbing it off the list and making way for something that is really you.
Give yourself a sweet slap down if needed. What would the world be if nobody acted without motivation? Great leaders may not feel 100% pumped all the time, but they act for the greater good. Can you make a concept of 'duty' the replacement when motivation takes a walk? Lack of motivation is no real excuse. Take care of it with one of the above actions. Yes. Action!
There a tonnes of other ways you can get a wriggle on with your goals. Check out the original post for more goodies. Share your ideas with me in the comments and ask any advice about your particular situation. You are supported.
Above all else, know that if the goal is meaningful and it really lights you up, having utter faith in it happening and acting as if it will happen is vital.
Tell me, are there any other blocks you are having when it comes to your goals? Let's work out what is really going on. Once we do this, real magic begins to happen.
I can't wait.
If this was useful in any way, share it with someone who may be feeling a little lack-lustre about their intentions for the year. We are in this together people!
All my love,