“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn
There are days when you feel particularly lazy. You wake up one morning and realize you don’t want to get up; you prefer to stay in bed and take the rest of the day off. How often do you feel lethargic? We are all guilty of experiencing lethargy from time to time. However, if this becomes a daily routine for you, then it’s no longer normal. If you have to drag yourself out of bed and into the world day after day, you might already be suffering from a serious lack of motivation. This may start out as an inconvenience but it will eventually be very crippling to your life. If you feel this is what’s happening to you right now, you need to take action. These four easy steps will help you reverse the situation and get you back to being the joyful, energetic individual you truly are.
Envision Your Rock Bottom. Don’t wait until you actually hit it. Imagine what it would be like eventually if you keep going on and on without any kind of hope or happiness in your life. Visualize yourself a few years from now living a life devoid of all joy and other positive emotions. If you don’t like what you see, then you should start picking yourself up while you aren’t yet there. Pull yourself out from the vacuum you’re slowly being sucked into and start turning your life around right now.
Decide on a Date for Making Changes. Picking out an actual date for when you will start making changes gives a more concrete sense of reality to the whole situation. Without this date, you can always postpone the changes, saying you’sll start tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that. It’s frequently been said that every day is the first day of the rest of your life. In this case, let the date you have chosen be the first day of the rest of your life when you will no longer succumb to the lack of motivation that has been eating you alive.
Change Your Routine. One of the most common reasons people fall into a lack of motivation is that they’ve been trapped in a routine that’s been going on for a long time. Sure, you may have been excited about your new job or a new house or a new partner, but that was years ago. Things change and people change, so you have to make the effort to shake things up a bit to keep you motivated despite these changes. If you need to take a break from a dull relationship, do so. If you need to take a long vacation with your friends, go ahead. If you even feel you need to quit your job, by all means do so. You won’t be happy doing the things you’re doing anyway unless you find some way to motivate yourself. So for now, that’s your priority. Everything else will fall into place once you have found the motivation you’ve previously lost.
Focus on Your Goals. Distractions will always be around and oftentimes, there’s nothing you can do to get rid of them. What you can do is practice the art of concentrating on being motivated so you can keep working towards your goals regardless of what’s going on around you.If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader. Follow on Google+