I am realising that many, many of the things I find difficult in life come down to two main issues; motivation (or rather lack of) and anxiety. I haven't got it in me today to talk about the former so I'll just say that when you put the two together, results aren't great. Is it ironic that today I have the motivation to talk about my issues with motivation? Maybe, but bare with me.
As someone who has been a student for far too long, I have had many years of assignments and deadlines (read: many years of waiting until the last minute to write essays or study for exams). I am a hopeless last minute person and it isn't because I love the drama. It is because I often find myself with out even an ounce of motivation or volition. This is a problem.
I go through stages where I am super motivated and get 400 projects finished in a day and the next minute I can't find the energy to google 'finding motivation'; I am sure psychologists would have something to say about this.
As I get older and head ever closer towards 30 (Agghhh) I think I better up my game a little.
I am going to make serious efforts to try these strategies for improving motivation over the next couple of months.
- Set small achievable goals.
- Find inspiration in other people. Inspiration NOT envy.
- Commit publicly. This one is a no brainer really- prepare to be reading about some of my goals.
- Stick with it.
- Squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive and pretty thoughts.
Read more about these strategies HERE.
I want to be one of those non obnoxious 'can do' people so maybe these ideas will help me get a little closer.
How do you overcome a lack of motivation? Or are you one of those lucky people with the will and energy for everything? Tell me about it.
xx Samantha Alice