There are many reasons why we suddenly find ourselves suffering with a lack of motivation. You may have been unwell, suffered a loss, been dealing with a stressful time, feel exhausted or any other number of reasons. The problem is, once you realise there is no motivation there, it can be hard to get back your zeal for life. So, what is the answer? That largely depends on the person and their willingness to push through the emotions. We have a few ideas to get you started though.

Take A Break

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Taking a break may sound counter productive, but it can be hugely beneficial. If your lack of motivation stems from having been stressed, unwell or dealing with something out of the ordinary, you could well just need a rest. Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is nothing.

Spending time just relaxing, not doing much of anything and recouperating those energies, can make all the difference. It can actually give you the will to get yourself back into gear. To feel that motivation you have been lacking,

We don’t listen to our bodies often enough. If they feel worn out and drained, then they take steps to highlight that to us, just as when we feel hunger or thirst. Paying attention to this can help you recover your passions and begin enjoying life again.

Create A Routine

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This requires a little more dedication on your part. Routine often gives us purpose and helps to spur us on when we just simply can’t be bothered. If you have been out of sorts, it is likely you have let your routine slip, or perhaps you don’t have one.

It can be relatively simple to get started in making a routine, but you have to keep at it so that it becomes second nature. We have a few articles on routines and how to start them. The easiest way is to start small. Get up at the same time every day, set an alarm to help. When you get up what is the first thing you do? That’s the second part of your routine, Do these things every day and slowly add to them by making the bed, washing up, taking the kids to school, hoovering and so on.

Eventually you will get up and complete all of your tasks without even thinking about them.

Do Something You Enjoy

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Enjoyment is a great way to beat a lack of motivation. Especially as sometimes we can confuse this depleated feeling with boredom! So find a hobby, passion or activity that fills you with joy and get going. It doesn’t matter what you love doing. It could be readin, drawing, writing, playing games with the kids (or without them), gardening, taking walks or anything else. Just enjoy yourself and feel that motivation return to you.

There are lots of helpful ideas throughout The Wonderment that could help with a lack of motivation, so don’t forget to have a search through our pages and see if something sparks for you. You can also join the conversation over on our social media pages, you can find us at TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and Twitter.

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Erika is bright, bubbly and friendly. Studying to be a counsellor, she is committed to helping others in the pursuit of better mental health. Having suffered from mental health issues herself including severe anxiety and PTSD, she wants to show others that the light at the end of the tunnel is not just a cliché!
Erika enjoys spending time with her little one, friends and family, crafting, reading, writing, music gaming, cooking, creating art, cacti and llamas.

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