On the days when you really don’t feel like it, how do you find motivation?

Maria F.
I tell myself that if I finish what I need to get done, I’ll be glad and proud of myself. And what else would you do with the time that you can use to finish the task.

Berndt F.
There are days when I don’t feel motivated at all and I won’t do anything but lay around or make excuses. Then there are days when I’m not motivated but know I have to get things done so I force myself to move. Then I realize it didn’t take as much effort as I thought it would and I got the task completed. Those days show me that even when you aren’t motivated as long as you do something, you will feel accomplished for doing the work and getting the job done. Sometimes it helps to talk to myself as if I’m another person and tell myself to get up and get to work. That helps a lot as well. I try not to beat myself up if I don’t get everything done. Otherwise I become even less productive. It’s mostly about getting your mind to believe that you must keep moving and working, even when you don’t want to because it’s beneficial to you in the long run.

Stacy N N.
When I don’t have the motivation I don’t talk myself down and beat myself up I just think right.. what can I do to make it feel easier for me to get into a flow. So I will do a small easy job , like washing up/ tidying my bedside table etc. I also know for me personally exercise wakes me up. So I will do a small job like the above , then go for a walk which often then will become my run once I am out and moving. I trick myself into it 😂. Then this gets my endorphins flowing so I then become on a mission and find my motivation. Hope this helps!

Adrienne N.
I find motivation by starting with my grateful moment. I say “I’m grateful I’m alive. I’m grateful I’m healthy. I’m grateful for my family and friends. I am grateful that I can take charge of how this day goes …and I’m going to take charge of this day right now!”

Najee O.
Listen to music and ask yourself if someone were to walk up and say "if you can get up and follow me to help you I'll give you 1,000,000 dollars" would I get up? If you would then you know deep down you do have the energy and motivation to do it. You just gotta choose too

Abbie Z.
Often I turn to family, friends, but in my greatest need I turn to a higher power, I pray, and become kinder, more compassionate to myself.

Araceli C.
When you don’t feel like doing something doesn’t mean you don’t want to. Moods come and go. When you don’t feel like it, you have to think, if I’m not in the mood to do this why do want to. See you want to. You have dig deep and think I do want to, I do want to. And soon enough you’ll be doing whatever it is you needed motivation for. And if that doesn’t work you can do something super hard for you and then what you needed to do will feel easy. And if that doesn’t work just give it a minute maybe have a nice snack and then see if you feel ready. Just remember there’s always a solution. You just have to find it.