Oh yea people…the struggle is real over here. In todays post I want to talk about finding your motivation to keep going even when you just want to lay down and take a nap. This is something that has hit me hard as of late. The struggle bus stopped at me, and I did not hesitate to get on it. The worst part though, was realizing that I had hopped off and jumped aboard the procrastination train.
Ok, seriously, I need to stop with the transportation metaphors.
It’s hard accepting that your motivation has left you. Worse more because it took my drive and passion with it. It’s something that I took for granted and let slip away. I’m telling you friends, self pity was just around the corner when I did a big self check in. I asked myself, “why keep daydreaming and believing how great this is going to be? Let’s just start making the magic now!”
be open to signs
Sometimes all it takes is shutting off your brain from overthinking, and opening up to signs that show you the way. Sound a little nuts? Maybe, but what did I have to lose. I tuned out all the negative talk in my head and, just this week alone, I heard three different conversations from coworkers that want to plan some kind of family trip. These could be potential clients! I could be the one who helps them create those memories together! Listening to them talk felt like a sign I was on the right path. It’s just up to me to make moves to make it happen.
Be a listener
Podcasts have been a great way to bring a little mojo back to the motivation department. One of my favorites is the She Did It Her Way podcast where the host, Amanda Boleyn, talks to women who have started all types of businesses. It’s so encouraging to hear other women talk about their own ups and downs and how they pushed past it all to get to where they are now.
Podcasts in general have become so popular, and rightfully so. Anyone can start a podcast channel about nearly anything, they’re the new Youtube channel if you will. Chances are there is one out there that will get your motivational juices flowing again.
So, did I get my motivation back? I don’t think there’s a straight answer to this one. I have learned that finding motivation is much harder to gain back than it is to lose. Motivation will come and go, it’s how you react to it coming and going that makes the difference.