I bet dollars to donuts that I am not the only one that has no motivation left in a week by Wednesday. Sometimes my motivation levels even start going down by Monday afternoon. I want to remind you of some things that will definitely keep you motivated, even when nothing seems to be going your way.
What’s the reason behind our unwillingness to do certain things or behind our loss of motivation?
I would say it often is the negative energy that is being submitted to us by our close ones: workmates, family, friends. They, in their turn, are being submitted negative energy by other people surrounding them. It’s a never-ending toxic cycle.
The lack of motivation could be also caused by unpleasant past experiences, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and several other mental illnesses, the environment you are living in (that also includes the colour of your walls or of your furniture), being underestimated, and so forth.
I tried to gather a few things that should be able to uplift your mood at any point in time. Here they are in the order of their importance (sort of):
1. The fact that you’re alive
You are alive. You can feel your pulse, your heartbeat, you can feel the air tingling your nostrils and, hopefully, you can pet an extremely furry cat with your both hands.
Live life to its fullest. After all, life is all you really have.
At first thought you may define love as a connection that establishes between at least 2 people, that is not wrong, nor fully right.
If you find yourself to be more of a loner, if you can’t offer your love to anyone, don’t worry! There are so many other types of love: self-love, love of life, love for a specific activity/hobby, love for an animal, love of nature, and so on.
3. Decent living conditions
I’m just going to go ahead and assume you have a roof over your head. Do you also have running water? You’re over the top lucky.
I’m not trying to sound like a toxic parent, I’m just trying to make you aware of the things you unconsciously take for granted.
The next time you feel like you have run out of hope, go out and feel the warmth of the sun on your bare skin, bury your toes in the grass, let the wind blow through your hair. It’s just like falling in love for the first time or… being born once again.
Whenever I feel bad I buy myself a plant and watch it grow, it’s the best thing you could ever do to yourself. Observing life do its thing may also help you observe how small and insignificant your problems are. You could get over anything.
5. A possibly bright future to look forward to
Hope is all that keeps us alive.
Some things may not be going our way, but what will help us stay sane and motivated is hope.
What better way of self-expression than art? Pouring your heart out on a blank canvas washes off all the negative energy, you’re left with a mind as fresh as a daisy, more positive, and more motivated.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a pro in order to be able to enjoy creating art!!
Whatever makes you happy, or whatever you find your motivation in, keep doing it, whether that’s gardening or cooking.
Your only life purpose is to enjoy yourself, why would you make it harder for you by being pessimistic and unmotivated?