Hello everyone! Let’s see if I can help you out today with low motivation. Maybe, my own words can help me in some way too. What kind of crazy voodoo crap do I need to do to get motivated?
You start out excited about something and then, that birthday balloon goes flying across the room loosing all its air. Blah. Here we go. That “I don’t really care” feeling turns into “why can’t I ever get anything done” feeling.
Then, you end up all mad at yourself. You start to think you are worthless and then you can’t sleep. You think the dog doesn’t even want you to pet him and won’t come in the house.
You think you stink bad even though you just took a shower.
Sorry! Off track and rambling again….
What to Do When You Get the Blahs
Are there things you can do to get your mojo back? I don’t know and don’t really care. Haha! Just kidding. Let’s explore what to do to get some motivation.
How about getting some fresh air?
Go outside and take that pig headed dog for a walk. Get some of your endorphins pumping and see what that feels like. At least the dog will be happy smelling something besides you.
Maybe a little sunshine could liven up your mood and get you headed back on the right track.
Get some exercise.
Go down in that dark cold basement. Turn on some music. Take the clothes off your closet in the basement (or treadmill as it is commonly known) and walk a little bit. Sure you forgot a water bottle, but you can handle not having it for the 5 minutes you walk on it before you feel it is worthless.
No more talking bad about yourself.
Seriously man, the negative self-talk has to stop, or at least slow down you lousy piece of…..Woops! I didn’t mean that.
Negative self-talk won’t help you out, so be nice to yourself. It’s okay if your motivation is a little low right now. You just don’t want it to be the normal.
Put what you are putting off on the schedule.
How many of you make a list of “to do’s” every day? You know the list. The one you write something down on that you already did just so you can cross it off. That’s okay too! Whatever helps you feel like you accomplished something.
If you put something you need to do in the near future down on the list you are more likely to do it.
Re-connect with your why.
If you are struggling to get something started or keep it going ask yourself if it is inline with your why. Everones Why is different.
What I mean by this is, let’s say you have a goal of a million in net worth. Why do you want a million in net worth. Plain and simple, you set a goal and you want to achieve your goals.
Ask yourself if what you are not motivated about will help you reach your goals if you did it. Then, ask yourself if you truly want to achieve that goal.
This will help you re-connect with your why.
Don’t wait for motivation to show up.
You can just sit and wait for the motivation to show up. You have to consciously go after it. Conquer the lack of motivation and destroy it. As soon as the low motivation starts to creep in your mind change your thought process and get rid of it.
Are your goals long term?
If the goals you have are for the long term think of them that way. A long term goal takes a while to achieve. It’s all the little goals along the way toward the big goal that add up.
Set some of these little goals and achieve them. Celebrate them. Have a goal party!
You and that introverted dog can celebrate. The pooch won’t really know why, but he will be happy and celebrate with you.
Start somewhere and don’t worry where.
Well, you gotta start somewhere. Might as well be right here. Maybe, you will feel like you are wasting time if your don’t start in the right place. This may be true however, not doing anything is more of a waste.
How do you feel now?
Ready to take on the world I’m sure.
Well, maybe not. Anyway, just know that we all suffer from low motivation from time to time. Don’t let it define who you really are and keep trying.
I hope this short post helps someone out there and if not at least I killed a little time for you to not get that project started. Haha!
That’s all I got for you for now.