How to Get Re-Inspired When You’ve Lost Motivation

Some days you wake up and right when you are going to begin your work, you feel a presence within you that stops you from doing so. You sit down, but you sit down quietly this time. Suddenly, that feeling where you once were so passionate and energized to take action just isn’t there anymore. You don’t want to work today and you don’t feel motivated to do anything but just escape. Without this motivation, you feel a little hopeless, lost, or stuck.

Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut. If you’re not a hundred percent passionate about your work, then it’s impossible to wake up everyday feeling motivated when you wake up. You might compare it to the ocean. Sometimes you’ll wake up feeling like a tsunami, other time you’ll feel like just barely drifting to shore. When you feel like drifting to the shore, understand that it doesn’t always have to feel like there’s no hope. You can still feel inspired when there’s no motivation.

Discern Why

Let yourself loose – who or what can you blame for feeling this way? Write it out. I’m guessing some or all of the reasons are some derivative of rejection.

Studies have shown that people who feel unwanted are less motivated to work. It’s at these crucial times that we must lick our wounds and find refuge among family and friends. People who remind us of how valued we are. If none of those people are available, book a mentor with us. We’re here to help.

Once you can pinpoint the source, then you can acknowledge it for what it is. And be reminded that you can handle it.

Desire More

Put another way: do something you want to do. When I was embedded in Corporate America, I took classes in photography and pursued a certificate in screenwriting at night. I never made any of these into a side hustle, but both have informed my creative work today.

The time spent studying and spending time with other like-minded people make the day-to-day earning worthwhile.

Attend a meetup, call some close friends to vision-board with you, or read a biography of someone you admire.

Take Care

Did you eat breakfast this morning? Are you exercising? What would your grandmother say about your lifestyle?

Bet On Yourself

If you’re trying to force your way into taking action, it could be a sign that you are working too hard. Most people won’t wake up and invest an hour visualizing, meditating, or affirming, and the first thing they think about is asking what do I need to do today? But if you spend the time to focus on your goals, you’ll receive good vibrations – feelings that help you feel inspired and motivated to take real action.

Don’t try to paddle upstream. Instead, paddle along the stream of the river. Trust yourself, let your environment work in your favor, and spend some a little bit of time putting yourself in a peak state before you work. Inspiration will come to you from different ways – inside and out – and give you the motivation to guide yourself towards reaching your dreams if you open your eyes to inspirations around you.