26 May DO THIS WHEN YOU HAVE NO MOTIVATION LEFT
It happens to the best of us. It can hit you in a blast or it can slowly creep up on you, knocking you down inch by inch. Staying motivated can be tough.
When you have looked for all possible pick-me-ups, when you have listened to all the podcasts you can find, and yet you still cannot find the motivation to get up and busy, then you need to dig deeper.
First, look to what has worked for you in the past. Either replicate that method or find something new but similar. It may trigger you into that same mode of movement towards a positive end.
Connect with at least 5 people that you know can help you. Schedule a coffee, ask them when you can Skype call them, or simply pop them an email and reach out.
People can be your greatest saving grace.
Give yourself a break. You don’t need to be perfect all the time. You are allowed to have moments where you are down and out. Sometimes, your body and mind is telling you to take a break. We are not promoting that you give up – no! Not at all. But, taking a breather, a respite, can help you to reboot and carry on.
Take a look at your health situation. Your low mood may have much to do with your fitness and health status. Assess if you have been eating well and if you are getting in at least some exercise every second day. Even a brisk walk can help you to clear your head and set you on the path to recovery.
If you find that no methods are working, you may want to seek professional help. Insomnia, lack of appetite, low libido, stomach cramps, headaches, and the wish to be alone are all signs that depression is setting in. While independently they may be because of other issues, its best to have yourself checked out soonest.
In ending, thinking about what could be the source of your low motivation could be just the trick to getting you out of the bad mood. Fix it as quickly as you can and try to move past it – telling yourself that it is just a phase.
Please note, as well, that we are by no means giving you qualified professional advise here, but rather our insights after many years in the entrepreneural zone.