Why It’s Okay to Feel Unmotivated Right Now
By a show of hands, who here is struggling to get their workouts done, stay on track with nutrition, or get any sort of work done?
A lot of you may find you raised your hand. AND THAT’S OKAY.
I think that it’s perfectly fine to feel less motivation to do anything, especially during this pandemic. I am struggling enough myself. Many of us are in the same boat.
If you find that you aren’t struggling. AWESOME! Keep it up!
If you are struggling, that’s okay!
Motivation can be hard to find. You may really WANT to do something. But the motivation, it just isn’t there. I get it. Mostly because that’s exactly how I feel.
The thing is, sitting around and waiting for the motivation, especially during this pandemic, won’t work.
Motivation doesn’t just come knocking on the door and slap you in the face.
YOU have to create the motivation during the pandemic the exact same way YOU would create it when there isn’t a pandemic.
YOU have to take action.
More than ever.
Even when you don’t want to, when you don’t feel like it, when it’s the last thing you feel like doing. I’m willing to bet that’s at an all-time low right now. The friction you have to push against is far greater than what it normally is. But what is on the other side of that friction?
You will feel better.
You will have more energy.
It’s good for you.
So how do we push through that friction that is thicker than ever? Give yourself a non-negotiable to-do list that might only have 1 thing on it.
It doesn’t matter what it is. But hold yourself to doing it. No matter how much you don’t want to do it. Just do it anyways. And keep doing it. Every day.
No one has a magic pill they can give you to make you feel better.
But if you want to feel motivated again, take action. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Just take action.
It will help you start to feel better almost immediately. Keep doing it. And don’t stop.
Cross that one thing off your list every day. No literally, cross it off a physical list and if it's already completed and wasn't on a list, WRITE it down and immediately cross it off.
This will release endorphins (dopamine) in your brain making you feel better.
Now is the time to show your grit.
P.S. Do not confuse us as coaches trying to motivate you out of a rut, with us advocating the need to be constantly busy! We believe in balance! Make sure there is some "me time" in your week as well.