Losing motivation can happen to the best of us. I find it happens often in my life and if you’re struggling with this. This post will help you find your lost motivation by:
- Helping you to identify changes.
- Teaching you the importance of discipline.
- Inspiring you to crush your goals.
Have you ever gone to the kitchen intending to grab a snack? You look through all of the cabinets, the refrigerator, and freezer but come to this conclusion:
‘There isn’t anything in there to eat.’
So you take your body back to wherever you were, only to go back to the kitchen a few minutes later. Because, maybe, just maybe, you missed something the first few times you checked.
Substitute this scenario for the following:
The kitchen is whatever activity you’re trying to get done.
Snack is lost motivation.
You’re going to the kitchen of passion to whip up some delicious motivation to serve to your mind, body, and soul.
However, you keep leaving out empty-handed because something isn’t clicking.
How did I lose Motivation?
I am a firm believer in listening to your body. Taking a second to review your current circumstances can help to put a lot into perspective.
- What is going on at home, work, family?
- Did you introduce anything new in your life?
- Possibly removed anything familiar from your life?
These are a few example questions that can help direct you towards finding the trigger of this unwanted mood.
It is your responsibility as an emotionally intelligent being to understand your own triggers. Not to mention, this will be of use in your growth.
Learning to cope with changes in an aware way is better than opting to when you are blindsided by your emotions.
What Can I Do to fix lost of Motivation?
Motivation is an emotion. Like all emotions, they come and go. If you wait for it, you could be waiting forever.
Our emotions are dictated by our circumstances. Crappy circumstances typically cause a decline in motivation. If you’re waiting for a Superhero or a Prince to save you, you may be disappointed.
Discipline is the new word I like to adopt in place of motivation.
Discipline is when you say: ‘I don’t want to do this’ and ‘I’m tired of that,’ but I will anyway. You do ‘this’ and ‘that’ every day.
Having a hard time believing me? Think of that job you go to or how you take care of someone, or maybe a pet. The classes or gym that you attend faithfully.
All of these tasks require a sort of discipline.
At some point, (if you are human) you said to yourself: I don’t want to do this, but I need to because of X. In other words, you felt that your reasoning (X) was more consequential than your current mood.
Use that reference for the next thing you want to do but lack the ‘motivation,’ oops I mean DISCIPLINE.
I’m not here to judge because I do it too. I’m here to send you a reminder because I do it for myself.
Ideas that help Inspire you Despite Losing Motivation
Realizing that things are not the way you’d want isn’t a free pass to do nothing. Take a moment to think back to a time where you felt most motivated. Try indulging in parts of your routine from that time.
In case you need some ideas, here you go!
- Working out
- Listening to a Podcast
- Grab a Mentor
- Get Creative (Paint, Color, etc.)
- Use Affirmations
- Get an Accountability Partner
- Pamper Yourself
- Brag to Yourself (past accomplishments)
Let this be the last time you declare that you’ve lost motivation. Start approaching this emotion with a chance to become more disciplined.
What do you need to be more disciplined with?
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