Lately, I have had no motivation to do anything, from schoolwork to errands to everything else in life. I don’t have the energy or willpower to do simple daily tasks. I feel that there is no point to do anything. Every time I clean, it gets messed up. Every time I ask for help, no one is around to help me. I do not have time for myself, to take care of myself or remember why I am here. I feel as though no one has respect for my belongings, my time, and what I do day in and day out.

How do you snap out of this and become more motivated? 

I know time doesn’t stop just because I feel this way, so I do have to keep going and force myself to do my homework and study for my exam. To overcome this lack of motivation, I have looked into some valuable tips on how to  keep going when all you want to do is stop:

  1. Remember why you are doing this. Is it helping you achieve your goals? 
  2. Make your workplace more pleasant! Set up your own desk and work environment to get your homework done more efficiently. 
  3. Visualize yourself completing a task and how grateful you will be once the task is finished. 
  4. Make a to-do list, so you know when you complete a task. Split up your big goals into smaller tasks, so you feel accomplished when something is done. 



16 responses to Motivation

  1. Stormy Dormy says:

    I feel ya. It’s really tough sometimes – I’m giving trypophan a try tomorrow! It’s a natural amino acid that we need to produce serotonin in our brains. Depleted serotonin can agitate and can sometimes even be the cause of anxiety, depression, anger, unstable moods, seasonal affective disorder, OCD, ADHD, insomnia. more severe reactions to panic inducing situations etc. Worth thinking about! Hope you’re feeling more motivated, uplifted and energetic soon x


  2. Sounds like you already have a few strategies to deal with it. Everyone suffers from this sort of thing. You have to tell the people around you how you feel and how they can help, then tell them what’s going to happen to change it 🙂 Study for your exam and explain to others that you are not available at the moment and to help out if they can. If they can’t then just tell them not t make things worse for a while. If it’s important to you, get it done!


  3. Karen says:

    We all feel like that at times. It sounds like you’ve already figured out a few great ways to overcome the feeling. For what it’s worth, I think you are an amazing woman. You’ve done so much to share your knowledge and experiences with others! I truly appreciate being able to follow your blog.


  4. whatismaria says:

    Wow I know exactly how you feel – it sucks when you finally bring yourself to do something and it does not have the intended outcome..but the tips are definitely spot on! Thanks so much for sharing them with us ❤


  5. Ben Aqiba says:

    Great tips 🙂

    we all lose motivation sometimes, and it seems it is normal. But we have to restart and move on further 🙂

    Thank you


  6. The Body Mind Collective says:

    I love this! This resonates so strongly with us, as we both tend to go through rough patches with motivation! Thankyou doll❤️


  7. Roseanne says:

    Thanks for being so honest in your post. You have a great list on how to get back on track, but sometimes I feel that we sometimes need a kick starter just to get motivated to even make list. A couple of my kick-starters include:

    1) Go for Walk/Jog
    2) Take a Shower
    3) Drink a Cup of Coffee or Herbal Tea

    All of these kick starters help me to mentally separate the unproductive/unmotivated part of my day and allows me to transition into a productive part of my day. It also gives me permission to have a break or not feel motivated, but also gives me a timeline for how long I can stay unproductive. For instance I might tell myself, “I’m going to go for a 15 minute walk and when I get back I’m going to make that list or do ___.” Or “After I drink this coffee, I am going to do ___.”

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  8. I completely agree with the other commentators – this is a good list to help you get started on reclaiming that motivation.
    You said it just right though, you have to keep moving despite these feelings. Why? Because action precedes motivation sometimes; sometimes we just DON’T want to do it.. but when we do, we’re encouraged to continue.

    It’s like starting out with studying – it’s not enjoyable perse, but you’ve got to do it… and when you do, you’ll start to appreciate the feeling of satisfaction and confidence in the material which will propel you forward 🙂

    I also like connecting with someone – like a Success Partner – that helps hold me accountable.
    OR my absolute favourite, turning on some good music and just moving, dancing, tapping, swaying, singing… it helps to promote those ‘happy’ hormones which can lead to some serious action 🙂

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  9. Dimples-Dot-Com says:

    Lack of motivation…the one thing plaguing every creative far and wide. The lists and pleasant workplace surprisingly work actually. There’s something that always goes ‘Ding’ whenever i sit behind my desk and with lists, i am definitely able to use my time more constructively.
    P.S- Your blog home page is so colorful, i can’t even…haha

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  10. Love the first step. Its hard for people to find their “why” but you gotta keep asking yourself the question. Eventually you will find it, and when you do it will be the foundational of everything you do.

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