It can be hard sometimes to find the motivation to go out and grab the things that you want out of life. But you need to learn how to stay motivated if you want to be happy. Motivation is the secret sauce which enables you to achieve your dreams.
Often, it’s your lifestyle choices that are sapping your motivation.
If you can make some small, simple changes, chances are you will see a big difference.
Here are 4 reasons that you might be lacking motivation right now. Plus I share suggestions for tiny shifts that you can start making today – so you can start feeling a bit more enthusiastic and motivated.
A lack of self esteem is one of the main reasons that people don’t work toward their goals in life.
People can convince themselves that they’re not good enough.
When you feel you’re bound to fail, you sometimes don’t even try in the first place.
Unfortunately these kinds of limiting beliefs can bring about lots of self fulfilling limited results.
Breaking that thought pattern can be tough.
There are a lot of different reasons that people struggle with self esteem. Often the root of the issue is due to something from your past.
It also might be worth speaking with a therapist to find the root causes of your self esteem issues and fix them.
It’s also important that you don’t spend too much time comparing yourself to others. This is particularly important these days because we spend so much time on social media.
If social media is hurting your sense of self, you need to remember that people are only post the positive aspects of their lives! You can’t compare your life to the other’s person’s curated highlight reel!
Your eating habits can really sap your motivation.
Eating a lot of sugar and high-fat foods will have a big impact on your energy levels.
As a result you will feel sluggish and unmotivated.
Plus, if you’re an emotional eater, you can find yourself in a vicious cycle.
Your lack of motivation makes you feel bad about yourself – so you indulge in unhealthy foods – which then further makes you feel bad about yourself – so you binge eat more.
As a result, your energy, self esteem and motivation all get sapped.
If you can break that cycle and start eating more healthy foods, you’ll find that you have a lot more energy and motivation.
It’s fine to enjoy a drink with your friends every now and again. But if you’re drinking alcohol very regularly, it can have a big impact on your mood.
You’ll wake up in the morning feeling tired and unmotivated.
If you think that you might have a problem with alcohol, you need to seek advice from substance abuse treatment centers. Even if things aren’t quite that bad yet, it’s still worth cutting your alcohol intake to see if it makes a difference.
When you have goals and aspirations in life, you want to reach them as soon as possible.
Sometimes, things don’t work out like you thought they would and there are setbacks along the way.
But it’s important that you remain focused and accept that it might take you a little longer than you thought to reach your goals – rather than just giving up on them entirely.
Finding your motivation is hard but if you can make these changes to your lifestyle, it is possible.
Need further support to think happy?