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How to Deal With Lack of Motivation in Your Life

Updated on February 10, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

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There are times in life when we feel unmotivated, uninspired and bored.

We all go through those periods where we don’t feel any freshness in life.

However, getting out of the rut need not be a big thing.

I have experienced this in my life several times.

Just a few changes here and there, have kicked out the boredom and monotony from my life.

After it was all over I thought to myself, “ Wow, that’s all there was to it?”

Yes, getting out of your boredom is not rocket science.

I have mentioned below 10 ways to deal with a lack of motivation.

These are simple, doable and fun things.

1. Stop speaking negative words

It is very easy to speak negative things but, be careful because it may actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy

Just imagine it’s Sunday evening and you’re thinking about the next week and you say this week is going to be boring.

When you say those words out loud and you hear yourself speaking these words, you have prophesied about your week and it will come to pass just as you expected.

There is power in your words and what you say is what you believe and what you believe you will receive.

So start speaking positive things.

2. Change your daily routine

Your daily routine can become boring.

So break the monotony by daily adding new experiences in life.

For example, start a conversation with a stranger.

Take a different route to work. Eat out in a new restaurant.

You must have some new experiences that break the monotony of life and motivate you again.

3. Spend some quality time outside

People who spend time in nature are not likely to develop mental illnesses or depression.

Going out reduces stress, increases mental awareness, and improves blood circulation in the body.

One research that was done in Europe, found that people who spend 5 hours per month in a natural environment, develop strong mental health.

Just the change of environment acts as a motivational factor.

So go out and spend time in nature every chance you get.

4. Get offline for sometime

Maybe you can take a break from the world wide web.

We spend most of our time on social media.

We are always looking for likes and comments on our posts.

We look for likes as if our life depended on it.

What people show on the internet is not real.

Come out of that unreal world.

Some people watch the news all the time and then they become depressed.

Take a break from the office for a day or two.

When you come back be intentional about what you see and read on the internet.

5. Meet up with your good friends

Human interaction is a wonderful thing and it will help you to get inspired again.

Man is a social being and your friendship can help you develop a deep sense of belonging and a sense of purpose in life.

Good friends who make you feel happy, remove your stress and increase your confidence.


6. Commit to something worthwhile

There may be something that you always wanted to do but never followed through.

Maybe it is the training for a race or visiting family members who live in a distant place.

Making that happen today.

Switch off the boring routine and bring freshness in your life.

7. Read an inspiring book

There are many good books about the stories of successful people.

They mention the great struggles they went through in life.

Reading their story will help you to be inspired and motivated.

8. Learn a new habit

Develop a new habit that will improve your life.

Start doing things like going out for a 15 minutes walk or eating some salad instead of a frozen meal.

These seemingly small acts will motivate you again.

9. Volunteer to help someone else

Sometimes you lack motivation because you don’t feel like you’re getting anything out of your work and life.

Doing something for others will motivate you as nothing else can.

According to research, it has been found that strong friendship leads to happiness but helping other people, leads to purpose in life.

You can do the following things:

  • Helping elderly people preparing their food.
  • Giving your time to a nonprofit.
  • Serving food to homeless people.

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10. Surround yourself with positive-minded people

Take some time to know the people with whom you spend most of your time.

Check whether they are adding value to your life.

Do they inspire you? Do they motivate you?

Do they challenge you to go up higher in life?

If the answer is "Yes", then you are on the right track,

But if the answer is "No", then you need to change your friends.

Positive people will motivate you to accomplish your goals.


In closing, I would advise you to be grateful for all that you have.

Don’t take for granted the small pleasures of life.

Enjoy the company of your family and loved ones

Enjoy the wonderful creation of God. Take time to smell the roses.

Gaze lovingly at the wonder of creation, walk on the green grass.

Take a stroll in the woods.

These small pleasures will bring a freshness and a new zest for life.

They will inspire you and motivate you.

You will never feel a lack of motivation again.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire


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