Are You Struggling To Get Motivated To Do Something?
A lot of people struggle to get motivated to do something whether it’s doing chores, cleaning the house, or going to the gym. Even the most motivated people get unmotivated at times including myself at times.
Being motivated to do something can seem impossible at times, you don’t really feel like doing anything. Iv’e been there countless times, I still get unmotivated at times but I’ve learned a couple of ways to get out of the slump.
So in this blog, I will tell you different things that you can do to be more motivated.
One of the reasons why I don’t really have the motivation to do certain things is because I didn’t set any goals.
When you don’t set any goals, you don’t really know what you want to accomplish during your lifetime. You don’t have to set too many goals, it is probably more beneficial that you focus or try to accomplish one goal because focusing on accomplishing multiple goals will make you struggle to maintain your focus or energy on the goals that you wanted to accomplish. So if you are setting goals, focus on one goal and only focus on achieving on that one goal and when you achieve that goal, focus on achieving the next goal.
2. Get Rid of Negative Beliefs
having negative beliefs will defiantly slow you down and will keep you unmotivated to do.
You should start to observe your thoughts. Recognize any negative talk, which is the cause of your slumps. Take a few days to be aware of all the negative thought that is in your mind. Then after a few days, let go of the negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. So If one of your negative thoughts are “This is Impossible! replace the negative thought with This is very possible!
One of the things that you can do to observe your thoughts is meditation, I personally do meditation and it has helped me tremendously. I observe the negative thoughts that are in my mind, I let the negative thought go and I replace it with a positive thought. Another one that I personally do is breathwork, it helps you be more in a peaceful state and it helps you to quiet your mind as well.
3. Stop Procrastinating
A reason why you are unmotivated to do stuff is that you procrastinate on doing things. I had a hard time with this, I almost always procrastinated on things that I had to do whether it was homework from school, a school project, or having to do chores at home. One of the things that helped me procrastinate a lot less often is to just do it.
When you just do it and take action, you will procrastinate less, you will get more stuff done, and you will also be more motivated to do stuff as well. If you want to learn more, then check out my blog post on procrastination. Anyway, lets move on to the next reason.
4. Think About The Benefit instead Of The Difficulty
Thinking about how difficult something is will more likely than not make you less motivated to do it. One example of this is when you have some homework that you are having a very difficult time with. You think about how difficult the homework is and decided to not to do it all together and you get a bad grade as a result of not doing or finishing the homework.
This happened to me more than I can count, I used to really struggle to have the motivation to finish my homework. I still do at times but know I focus on the benefit of doing the homework instead of focusing on how difficult it is. When I changed my focus, I noticed that I was more productive and I was more motivated than I used too.
5. Reward Yourself
The last thing that I’m going to talk about that helps you to be or stay motivated is to reward yourself after you accomplished a goal.
A study in 2018 found that giving yourself a small treat after you’ve achieved a goal helps to maintain a strong motivation through a task. Obviously, you don’t want to buy something expensive when you are trying to save money but it is very beneficial to treat yourself after you accomplished a goal.
I never really treat myself when I accomplish a goal, but if the goal was a huge goal and I achieved it, then I would treat myself like going to one of my favorite restaurants or getting one of my favorite snacks or drinks.
Everybody eventually gets unmotivated at times. One of the most important things that you can learn is how to get out of the slump and be motivated again. If you do any of the things and implement anything that I mentioned in this blog, then you will have more motivation than before. Remember, you will get unmotivated at some point, but you can get out of the slump and be motivated again.
Do you struggle with motivation? Did you get out of the slump before? How did you get out of the slump? comment below if you want and you can also ask questions in the comments as well if you have any.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say in this blog. I hope that you guys are having a fantastic day.