4 Ways to Get Your Motivation Back - 2nd Week
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone loses motivation from time to time. It’s a completely normal and natural occurrence. We’re chugging along, working hard, seeing results, and then … it just stops. Whether it’s school work, exercise, healthy eating, or something else, we just don’t want to do it anymore. While this is OK, it begins to become a problem when we can’t seem to find our groove again. A week of a lack of motivation turns into two, and then a month, and then we’re at a complete loss. If you’ve recently lost your motivation, check out these four tips for gaining it back and getting back on top of your game.
Get Friends Involved
If you can’t get yourself into gear, ask for help. If it’s an activity that your family or friends can do with you, ask them to join. If not, ask them to help hold you accountable. Most friends will be happy to help. With a little outside support, you’ll be back at it in no time.
Set a New Goal
If you’ve already reached one goal (or multiple goals), and you still can’t find your motivation, chances are good that you need a new one. A challenging one. One that really sets you on fire. Make a list of things that you want to accomplish, and then order them from most desired to least. Now choose one and put it somewhere that gets it noticed constantly. If your motivation is truly gone, you may need a stronger push from within.
Set a Date
If you simply say that you’ll do it tomorrow, you’ll never do it. Set a real, tangible, mark-it-on-a-calendar date. I’m going to start this on the 15th of June. Whatever date works for you, great. But once you set it, stick to it. This forces you to follow a schedule and a timeline, which is sometimes all it takes to get you back on track.
New hair. New playlist. New clothes. Changing up your normal routine can do wonders for the state of your mind. Depending on your goals, change something about your life. It doesn’t have to be drastic. Just some small changes can boost your mental focus, reenergize your determination, and keep you pushing toward your ultimate goals.
Motivation is a funny thing. It’s hard to find and hard to hold onto, but it’s one of the only things that really matters. If you find yours suffering, look to these tips to get it back. With some patience and persistence, you’ll be back at it and feeling better in no time.