Motivation is a key aspect of everything you do. Simply speaking, it is what drives you to try new things, continue what you are currently doing, and dream about what is next to come. When you are inspired, you will notice that motivation comes easily because you are excited about your endeavors, but as a human, you will fall into natural lulls where more effort is required to find that motivation again.
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When Motivation Fades
In today’s world, there is an infinite number of ideas to make you feel more motivated. This includes, but of course not limited to, starting a healthy diet, making a resolution that you will travel more or planning to see your friends more often. While all these ideas sound great on paper, they may not be realistic when the time comes to do them.
Unrealistic expectations are the downfall of even the most “put together” person on the planet. So, for the rest of us, it is really, REALLY a downfall. A better approach to combating the impeding feeling of doom, that always comes with fading motivation, is keeping your approach simple…Do something.
Get up and go for a walk, make your bed, call someone and have a five-minute conversation. Write them down on a to-do list and check them off. Although these ideas may seem minute, setting small goals leads you to feel more accomplished and therefore, more motivated. A continuation of this daily process will start up that cycle again of wanting to do more and setting bigger tasks for yourself each day.
Often, losing motivation is associated with viewing yourself and speaking to yourself in a negative manner. “Why am I not trying harder?” “Will I ever feel motivated again?” The short answer is you are doing the best you can right now and yes, you will feel motivated again. Talking to yourself in an uplifting manner makes a world of difference in feeling motivated again. If you tell yourself, you cannot, then you will not. Adding words like “can” and “will” to your verbal and mental vocabulary is a great start to finding motivation again.
About Megan Valco
Megan Valco is an Account Assistant at Haute In Texas. Currently attending UTSA, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Communications. Her hobbies include enjoying day trips to Fredericksburg and the beach, painting and finding new thrift stores to shop. After graduating, her aspirations have no limit as she plans to continue working in the PR and Marketing world, as well as, traveling and living across the U.S. and abroad.