How to Motivate Yourself When You Lose Your Motivation

Entjik Jeffrie

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The ability to motivate yourself is very important. Let me say that again, your ability to motivate yourself is extremely important. There are days that I feel like I don’t want to get up from my bed and I am sure that you’ve been through the same experience. Today is going to be the best day in your life because today you will learn how to regain your motivation back and start living your life again!

How do you know if you lose your motivation? Well the first obvious sign is things that you used to get exited about are no longer exciting to you anymore. It can be a car, a relationship, a job, a pet or anything. You feel tired, fatigue and bored. You get irritated easily.

As we get older, our expectation changes! I used to think that a Chevy Camaro would be my dream car! In fact I bought one 2 years after I graduated from college, I was happy for about 6 months until I realized that the Camaro was not too great for my daily commute.

As you get older, your expectation changes. You may want hang around different kind of people or friends, date a person with different personality and moral values, you want a car with leather seat instead of cloth seat and so on.

That's one of the reasons why people keep coming and going in your life. People change! We change!

So losing your motivation is a part of life. What's not normal is, when someone stays unmotivated too long and he/she is unable to stand up too long.

I happen to like to watch a boxing match. A boxer who is not able to get back up and fight again will lose the boxing match. If you go scuba diving, sooner or later you must get out of the water once your oxygen runs out, or you’ll drown.

So many people died with unfulfilled dreams and goals, because they were unable to motivate themselves. Their dreams and goals are now buried with them in their grave.

Don't let that happen to you. You’re a special person with a unique talent and gift; don’t let hopelessness and depressions get you down.

I was reading the book of Genesis chapter 1:27 “So God created man in his own image…” You and I were created in God’s own image! So you are a unique and special person in God’s likeness that is blessed with a special gift, talents and skills!

When you feel like you lose your motivation, always speak with words of faith that are positive, encouraging and full of hope, because your words are power!

The book of Proverb chapter 18 says that “The tongue has the power of life and death…” What comes out of your mouth can either become a blessing or a curse; your words can bring peace or war.

When people get hurt by unkind words, the wounds stay longer. What’s coming out of our mouth can either give you hope and encouragement or hurt you.

When you feel bored you can try to find a new thing that will excite you, like new hobbies, new like of work, and maybe a new business venture. The faster you regain your motivation back is the better. Don't just sit and wait for a miracle to come, you must search and find it. When you're hungry, you go to the kitchen and find something to eat! When you're thirsty, you will try to drink a glass of water or find something to drink.

If someone is hungry and thirsty and he/she is not unwilling to walk to the kitchen to get food and to get some water to drink, sooner or later, he/she will die of starvation.

So again, it is very important for us to be able to regain our motivation back. Go on a vacation, do something fun, buy your favorite CDs/DVDs, do something good for other people, travel outside the country, buy your favorite clothing, eat ice cream and there are thousand different ways to motivate yourself. Make sure that you don’t overspend your money.

Change the color of your room, decorate your office or cubicle, try to do new things that you’ve never done before and like I said, there are thousand of ways to do it.

Use good perfume/cologne, believe me, you will feel a lot better when you smell good, that’s why they make aroma therapy stuff. Have you dated someone who never takes a shower? It’s really hard to motivate ourselves to kiss or do anything else with that person. Dress up and try to look good, when you look good, you feel good. Read inspirational books and listen to inspirational tapes/CDs.

When your job is not exciting anymore, well maybe it is time to move to a different one. If your business is not as exciting as before, you may want to think about building a different business. Think of it as a new challenge, new challenges that make life fun and exciting.

"What ever you are willing to walk away from, it will make a difference in your life. " So, hang in there, be strong and be a good courage!

I want to end this article by sharing this Bible verse with you, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. " (Deuteronomy 31:6)

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