Do you ever find yourself in an unmotivated state? You know what you need to do but you don’t feel the desire to do it. You feel like it’s taking forever to get to the outcome that you have picture your head. You almost find yourself losing hope that you will ever get there. The good news is that it will not last forever and is only temporary. I want you to take a moment to stop and think about what would happen if you let those temporary moments dictate your journey. Words that come to mind are regrets, defeated, stagnation, depression, etc. For myself, I don’t want to give temporary moments that type of power over my journey.
I have felt like this a time or two. Wait, multiply that by at least 10 lol and I am quite sure I will feel it again in the future. Does this mean that I am giving in to the thought that I am going be unmotivated? No, well, maybe yes. Stay with me though, it means that I have acknowledged it and will be able to help myself when it happens again. You see, in life when working on goals, preparation is BIG. Are you able to prepare for everything that happens? Probably not, but that shouldn’t stop you from making preparation for what you can.
I can remember when I first started creating photos for my blog. It seems like it took forever for me to get the lighting better and I am not where I want to be but I am proud of my progress. There were so many frustrating unmotivated moments. I think about it now and can laugh but I promise you it wasn’t funny back then. What if I let those temporary moments tell me that I couldn’t do it? I wouldn’t be able to exercise my creative side or even know that part existed anymore.
My feelings for those moments were real but not valid. The power to make them valid is within me. Your motivation can be like your driver license. As long as they are valid, you are licensed to drive but as soon as they expire you are not. It is real that you are a driver but it is not valid because of your expired license.
Until you go to the DMW and get it renewed, it cannot be use to show you are licensed to drive. That is how I think about the unmotivated moments. They are real but I have the power to make them valid and I can choose not to. I can choose to renew my motivation and make it valid. Of course I need help along the way.
Now let’s get to some ways I get through the unmotivated moments. Of course, you may have different ways and that is perfectly ok. I said 5 but I added a bonus one.
- Get some fresh air and go for a walk
- Go and read a magazine, blog, book, etc that has nothing to do with what you are working on
- Take a nap
- Love on myself
- Binge watch a show on Netflix (Don’t judge me lol)
All of these ways help me to step back, relax, and reset. I may do one or three depending on the severity of the unmotivated moments. These cause me to step back from the frustration and give myself moments to breathe. After these moments, I am able to think about my why and regroup if needed. My motivation is recover and I am ready to continue on.
What ways do you use to get out of the unmotivated moments?