How to Get Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

By Tiffiny J. Fambro | Confidence

Jun 22

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How many times have you wanted to wake up early, but hit the snooze button instead? How many times have you said you were going to start that new healthy diet plan, only to eat one more donut? How many times have you said you were going to start writing that book, only to tell yourself you will tomorrow?

If you can relate to any of those questions then guess what?  You are human! Yes, all of us have had times where we just seemed to lose our motivation to get sh*t done!

Especially now during the mist of the what feels like the 2020 apocalypse, from COVID-19, civil unrest, protests rallying against systemic racism and police brutality, job loss, sickness- gosh the list goes on! But, so does life!

Life must go on and we must not allow inertia to take hold of our lives. With this said, how do you find the motivation to get moving on goals and ideas when you feel so “blah” etc?

The Answer: Motivation

Well the answer is – MOTIVATION. Motivation is a person’s willingness to act or behave in a way that results in progress toward efforts. Motivation usually involves biological, mental, social and emotional elements to ignite a person towards taking the first step of action.

How to Get Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

Here’s how to get motivated when you don’t feel like doing anything:

  1. Pick one simple task toward your goal! Many people try to jump head on into accomplishing a major goal by doing several tasks all at once.  This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. Instead of trying to do everything at once, try to pick a super simple, easy task. For example, if you say you want to exercising, instead of doing a full 1 hour workout, just go for a 10 minute walk in your neighborhood! This will alleviate the burden of feeling you must get everything done at once and will give you an easy win!
  2. Find some outside inspiration! Whether is upbeat music, a podcast, a YouTube video (checkout my YouTube channel for all things empowerment), reading an inspiring book or posting inspiring quotes around the house, find something to inspire you. Inspiration can come in so many forms but pick one inspiring thing that gets your mind focused on the goal or task. This helps to pump you up and get you mentally thinking about the subject matter. It helps to get you excited about taking action!
  3. Remind yourself of past accomplishments! Write out a list of situations in which your accomplished big goals. Think about your life, and write down dates of major life-changing wins. These wins might be graduating from college, getting married to the love of your life, giving birth, starting a new job, getting a promotion, winning a competition or sporting event, traveling to a destination you loved, etc. The idea is to remind your mind that you have experienced challenges before and overcame them or accomplished a tough goal.
  4. Get support! Find a person or group to help keep you accountable.  Whether that is a friend who is trying to do the same thing, a support group, a trainer or a coach.
  5. Reward yourself! The best way to change a habit is to make sure that you reward yourself for every milestone that you complete. Yes, this is good old fashion psychology, aka, positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is the idea of introducing a positive stimulus after a desired behavior has been conducted. For example, if you are trying to exercise more and you decide to go for a 10-minute walk, the positive reinforcement may be buying yourself some new workout clothes or new walking shoes. The idea is that your mind connects the behavior to the reward that you received.

Once you take action the momentum you build will also be a driving force that helps you keep and stay motivated.

Staying motivated through challenging times can be tough, but if you are determined to keep going, you can use these five strategies to help you stay focused. Remember, tough times don’t last but tough, ridiculously optimistic, and relentless resilient people do! Don’t give up, keep going, and never quit.


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About the Author

Tiffiny has a B.A. in Psychology, and master’s degree in Public Health Education. She worked in consulting for over 16 years, as well as previously owning a fitness and health business. In her personal life, she used personal development, mindset and health strategies to go from being overworked in a demanding corporate career, emotionally drained in a toxic marriage, physically unhealthy, and depressed to becoming an award-winning figure level bodybuilding athlete and entrepreneur. As a women’s empowerment coach, she works to help women get clear on their goals, build confidence, increase self-esteem, take action on their deep desires and create a life they love

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