We all have to work- not just in the office set up sense of the word, but also in our house chores, in our daily tasks and needs, even in our relationships with other people. It’s just part of being an adult.
However, we don’t live in a perfect world. We don’t always want to do the things we need to do. Motivation can be hard to find. But don’t worry!
Here are 5 tips on how to deal with a lack of motivation at work:
Live a healthy lifestyle
You might be tired of hearing this, but an unhealthy lifestyle is bound to take a toll on anyone. It may be as cliche as it gets, but proper diet and exercise goes a long way towards feeling energized and prepared for the day.
So, don’t forget to eat healthy meals and sleep 8 hours a day, and lessen your vices. Most of all, there is nothing more energizing than being physically active.
Take a break and recharge
The thing is, no matter what lifestyle you live, whether you’re slaving away on overtime every day of the week, or chilling at home watching Netflix for hours or days on end, you need a break from that.
Do something different or just pause and take a few precious moments to breathe. Otherwise, the same routine and the stress that comes with it will make you exhausted.
Find your reason
It’s pretty hard to feel motivated to do something when you don’t have a strong reason on why you should do it. Whether it’s a house chore or taking the next step towards your dreams, having a clear and solid reason helps you feel the need and desire to get that task done.
Most likely, you had that reason when you started out. You just need to remember it, and to keep reminding yourself of it.
Take things one step at a time
Goals and tasks can often feel overwhelming, especially when that goal is big and kind of life altering. Make sure to break big tasks down and take things one step at a time.
And whichever stage you are at, just start somewhere!
Let go of your fears, or do it afraid
A lot of times, lack of motivation comes from certain fears that you may or may not be conscious about. You need to be aware of and understand these fears and insecurities so you can get past them.
And remember, at the end of the day, courage does not mean a lack of fear, but doing things in spite of it.