When I lose motivation, I try a few different things:
1. Make a list of things I need to get done, and tackle the 'easiest' or quickest things first. It gives me little wins, and lets me check something off the to do list quickly.
2. Go for a walk or a workout. This usually clears my head enough to motivate me to get stuff done
3. Mix up my surroundings. Try tackling your tasks in a different environment or in a different way than usual.
Irene Beatriz Pitrofski
Also, if you are not feeling motivated, it's always good to try to talk with someone you trust: your parents, your siblings, a good friend...For sure they will have a good point of view to share!
Seek out inspirational people.
Surround yourself with people who will motivate you through their actions.
Develop a routine and schedule.
Be aware that change is not always comfortable.
David recommends the following next steps:
Steward "Tony" Pacheco (LION)
As a kid from the streets of the S. Bronx, everyone motivated me, but I was still in the S. Bronx, in the streets. One day, a youth worker asked me to commit myself to a project along with a bunch of motivated people in my area, but they dropped out because it's hard to stay motivated if you are not committed. It's the commitment that motivates.
That commitment must be to yourself, not anyone else. Yes, others will benefit once you successfully reach your committed goals, and you will show them appreciation for their support, but you will no longer be a success at that point, that is, until you commit to a new goal.
Successful people commit to achieving goals. It will take you places you could only dream of now. One day you will get to look back and see the fruits of your commitment.
Make sure you become a leader as well, for if you reach the top alone, you have achieved really nothing at all. Thank the people in your life who reminded you of your commitment and help those motivated to finally commit themselves. Find something that you love doing and can realistically commit to your lifetime journey.
The best way to drive Motivation no matter what you are doing is by one thing - Purpose. Why are you doing what you are doing? The more reasons you can find within yourself for doing something, the greater the chance you will succeed. We often put to great of focus on how or when we will do something, and tend to overlook the why. So examples could be:
I am going to exercise. I am going to do it at least 4 days a week with two days cardio and 2 days lifting. I might even try to get in Yoga once or twice a week. I might even try to eat a little better while doing it, might help with losing weight also. That would be great.
I am going to exercise - If I exercise
- I will have more energy to spend at work, but then also for when I get home.
- My clothes will fit better (saves my wallet not having to buy new clothes)
- I will feel better about myself, which will cause me to carry more confidence, which in turn will make me perform better.
- My friends all exercise, it will give me some common time to share with them.
- It will give me a chance to live longer and be there for my family.
- Mentally I will feel balanced which will allow me to focus on what I feel is important
I will leave it to you to decide which case 1 or 2 has the greater chance of success.