You’re stuck in a slump, but you’ve got stuff to do – welcome to adult life! And it doesn’t get any easier here on out, so mastering how to source your motivation, and fast, is vital, and it’s something you can apply to all areas of your life. Whether you’re feeling burned out, bored, uninspired, or maybe you’re not feeling anything at all, it’s time to get that thing done that you need to do, sooner rather than later, and here’s how.
Start With One Thing
You, like everyone else you know, have a list of to-dos as long as your arm. You may be wondering how others find the motivation to get their stuff done, and it’s usually by prioritizing what’s urgent and essential and dropping some other things that bear little to no significance in your life. Start with your biggest priority, whether it’s contacting alcohol rehab, or paying your bills. In doing so, you’re not using your energy on tasks that can wait! Like the dishes, or your scrapbook project, for example.
When you’re in a slump, it’s challenging to find your way out. There is one way; however, that could change the way you’re thinking and feeling right now, its inspiration. Watch a motivational video on Youtube, look up an artist or celebrity you admire, or read about the self-made and those who have succeeded in life despite their numerous setbacks. Taking a leaf out of someone else’s book could be what you need to get motivated and get moving.
Tell Someone About It
If you put what you need to do out there to your friends, family, colleagues and so on, you feel obliged to a degree to see it through or fear feeling like a bit of a plonker. If you tell people you need to do X, you have something to prove. So start telling the world about that critical thing you need to do, and feel the motivation flooding in.
Cup Of Coffee!
Sometimes, motivational speeches and honing in on the most important thing you need to do fails to trigger any kind of motivation. As an alternative method to get you your mojo back, why not drink a cup of coffee or tea? Alongside the energy boost, you’ll feel more confident, alert and focused on getting something done. It’s a great pick me up, particularly when you’re feeling sluggish.
Visualize The Outcome
It’s challenging to get yourself up doing most things unless there’s a reward or some kind of benefit. So, think about what you get out of accomplishing your most urgent priority. Is it the relief and weight off your shoulders when you’ve attended your dentist appointment for a much-needed filling? Or is it the satisfaction, endorphins and toned abs you’ll gradually build from driving yourself to get to the gym? Either way, there’s always something positive you can achieve in most tasks you do, you just need to find it.
It’s not unfamiliar to feel unmotivated from time to time, however, if you think that your lack of motivation is occurring almost every day, it might be wise to seek professional help from a doctor.