I’ve got a question for you. Does any of this sound familiar?
You don’t want to start any new projects.
You have difficulty completing tasks, both in your professional and personal life.
You don’t want to do anything.
If you related to any of this, then chances are lack of motivation has reared its ugly head.
It’s happened to the best of us. We hit a wall, and it’s hard to bounce back. On a reassuring note, because everyone feels like this from time to time, at least we’re not alone. So, the question becomes: how do we deal with this? What do we do when we just can’t seem to focus on the work ahead of us?
Here are a few tips to help get you back on track and get motivated.
1. Make a To Do List
Listing everything that’s started to pile up may seem like all it will do is stress you out, but it’s just the opposite. Often times, lack of motivation occurs because we’re overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done. Getting organized will help you keep track of the tasks on your plate and take some of the anxiety away.
Plus, you get the satisfaction of crossing things off your list when you complete a task!
2. Avoid Drama
What’s one of the key killers of motivation? Drama.
The only thing negativity and drama do is pull you down. When you spend time around people who are always negative, always dramatic, you won’t have energy for anything else. That’s why you have to take control of who you spend time with and set yourself up for success. When you surround yourself with supportive, friendly, and positive people, you’ll find that it’s much easier to get to work.
3. Find Your Why
This is the BIG one. Take some time to determine why you work so hard. Is it your family? Friends? Whatever it is, keeping this goal in mind is the way to stay motivated. It’s so much easier to keep up a steady work pace when you know why you’re working.
Recognize the Signs Early
It’s so important to notice when you’re in a slump early and take action. The longer you wait and let something fester, the harder it is to overcome. Whether it’s getting organized or remembering why it is you work, little things can help you reprioritize and get back to work.
And if lack of motivation is still getting in the way, I’ll leave you with one last thought:
Motivation will come and go. How successful you are depends on how you act when it’s gone.
There will always be times when we don’t feel like doing something. If you wait around for motivation to strike, you won’t get far. People who achieve great things know how to push past this wall and find other reasons to keep going.