Wondering how to get motivated? Wondering why you’re so unproductive and lazy? Wondering how others seem to get things done and achieve their goals and you’re stuck on social media not able to motivate yourself to act?
In this video, Michelle talks about how you’re not ACTUALLY lazy, unmotivated or bored. What the problem actually is, is that you have a bunch of mental blocks holding you back.
This video explains the bits and pieces of what may cause your lack of motivation, and then how to break that pattern and finally feel motivated and get productive again so you can do whatever it is you need to do. Whether it’s working out or studying, motivation, procrastination and laziness seem to be the biggest things that hold all of us back.
One issue could be that you don’t have goals that excite you enough. How are you supposed to feel motivated to do something that you don’t care about?
You might also be doing something that you’re not naturally wired for. Maybe you’re trying to be a salesperson when you’re a serious introvert- Or maybe you’re working an office job while you’re crazily extraverted and should be outside mingling with people.
It might also be that you don’t have clarity. You don’t know exactly what you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it, and most importantly, WHY you’re doing it. When you don’t have clarity, you feel overwhelmed, and the tasks feel way too large for you to tackle, and your brain puts it in the “Too hard” category, and you fall into procrastination.
Often when people feel unmotivated, lazy or bored, they also have a lack of a clear plan. This relates to the previous point- When you don’t have CLARITY on EXACTLY what you’re supposed to be doing, and how that relates to you achieving a goal that is important to you, then you’ll never feel motivated. Without a clear plan, your tasks will feel overwhelming, frustrating, scary and confusing.
You also may not have set aside non negotiable time STRICTLY dedicated on focusing on your goals, or you might be juggling too many things at once, trying to multitask.
When you set aside time strictly dedicated to what your dreams and goals are, and you set aside time for other things you have to do, and you schedule it in, all of a sudden things feel much less overwhelming. This way, when you’re working on thing number A, you’re not worried about thing number B, because you know you scheduled time for thing number B later in the day.
You could also be “Over chunking” your tasks. You could be making them way too big in your mind. Instead, to avoid procrastination, laziness and overwhelm, you want to break your tasks into tiny, actionable, bite-sized pieces, so that all you have to focus on is just this next one step.
You also want to focus on having the right success habits set in place. If your most important tasks daily are done simply just out of habits, then you win, because habits are automatic.
And lastly, you might not have gotten used to getting out of your comfort zone yet. Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the keys to success, and before you get comfortable with being uncomfortable, laziness and not feeling motivated and procrastination will haunt you every day.
So as you can see, understanding how to get motivated and break patterns of laziness and procrastination isn’t as simple as just “Not being lazy”. Most of the time, it’s not that you’re just lazy. It’s that you haven’t wired your mind yet to feel motivated in the first place, and then wired it to stay motivated!