How to Motivate Yourself When You're In a Slump
I had a horrible December of 2016. If you didn’t know then all you need to know now is that I lost all motivation and was ready to just stop doing anything. I was tired, confused, hurt and pissed from the things happening around me. But since then I’ve been trying to pick up where I left off with the positive momentum in my life and my businesses. Trying to stay positive, motivate myself and get back on track. And I have, thank you Jesus!
And now people have come to me asking what I did to keep pushing through. So here are a few tips on how to motivate when you’re in a slump….
As much as the work routine gives you a sense of stability and security, you feel deeply unmotivated. You feel tired about everything and excited about nothing. If you ask my opinion, it's about time you find how to motivate yourself. You cannot help but feel a little frustrated sometimes (annual goals aren't met, business is slow, the economic crisis is looming, etc.). The following are tips on how to motivate yourself when you're in a slump.
1. Take Inspiration From Others.
When you feel unmotivated, then you should try to read about how others you admire achieved their goals? Who knows…maybe all you need is a little jolt of a fresh idea to get you moving.
There are also a lot of sites and blogs online that are dedicated to listing down famous people's quotes. A simple as these quotes are, they can have quite a profound effect on your life. I guarantee that you'll find a quote there you can gain inspiration from or even someone you may want to emulate.
2. Think Positive.
Thinking positive has been proven to have a powerful impact on a person's life. While your environment might not be conducive to positive thinking, you can still be the lone light that shines in the office. You are what you think. Your future is what you think it to be. If you keep on thinking about how deeply unmotivated you are and how you'll never be able to achieve your goals, then that is most probably how you'll end up.
3. Reward Yourself.
Goals can be difficult to see through to the end when you are not motivated enough. The trick here is to promise yourself a reward once everything is over, or even when you achieve phase 1 of your goal. Rewards can be as simple as a trip to your favorite coffee shop or something bigger like a financial reward. Regarding business, think about how achieving this goal can lead on to better and brighter investments.
4. Seek Support.
Misery loves company. No man is an island. Great minds think alike. I know what you're thinking. You've heard all of this before. But why do you still tend to face your problems alone? When you feel completely unmotivated and defeated, you need to seek assistance from your fellow colleagues. They might be feeling just as lost as you are.
5. Try something Different.
You should try to keep off from your usual routine. After all, is not routine one of the reasons why you're so unmotivated in the first place? You don't have to do something drastic. A lot of people, for example, like to get out of bed an hour or two earlier than the usual. They arrive at their office earlier, too.
There are various ways to motivate yourself when you are in a slump. It all depends on what catches your attention. Some people find motivation in the details. Others find it in the bigger picture. Whatever you do, figure out what it is that motivates you and do it! If you need help let me know, because I am here for you! Just shoot me an email or find me on social media.
Now if you’ve fell short on your business goals this year so far then you should definitely check out my next Biz Success Challenge 5 Day FREE Workshop starting February 20th! Take a look here for the details and let me know what you have questions about. Better yet just sign up and plan on joining us! This workshop will get you into action and customizing a strategy for your biz…for success. I’ll see you on the other side!