how to be motivated

There are times in our life when we feel so down. Those are the moments when we feel very sad and almost lose the will to carry on. It may be due to a physical battle, a sudden career downgrade, or a relationship at risk. There are points of the day when you stare at nothing and suddenly feel the tears falling down on your cheeks. Your heart feels heavy, and in your mind rings the thought that you are worthless.

You’re at your Lowest… so, what now?

When a person is sad and is undergoing the feeling of being alone, negativity thrives. We know that our thoughts have a significant impact on how we act. When we think negatively, we often lose our track. Self-confidence and esteem are both affected, leading to bigger personal issues. The worse is that when this continues to happen, we lack the motivation that can aid us to carry on.

It is imperative to understand that it is normal to find motivation in the most important part of our lives. Life can be tricky when we need to be stronger, there comes a trial that will measure our will and persistence.

It is when we have the slightest doubt in ourselves, the more we must believe in our capacity.

In times we feel weak, the more we must make ourselves stronger and ready for anything.

It is when we find us at our lowest, the more we persuade to unleash and uplift the better version of ourselves.

Common Reasons Why We Lose Motivation

#1 We lack self-confidence

#2 We do not trust other people

#3 We took for granted our abilities, talents, and skills

#4 We underwent big trials which have affected our lives

#5 Our efforts at work are not recognized

#6 Work burnout

#7 Consistent failures that are hard to fix

#8 Unfair treatment among employees in the workplace

#9 Lack of benefits and incentives

#10 Negative feedback and harsh treatment

Finding Motivation when you’re Down and Giving Up

It will be easier to handle negativity if we accept that trials and failures are a normal part of life. Everyone experiences problems, and in every problem, there is a solution. That’s why the last thing you should have in mind is to give up. You’re not the only one who is suffering from sadness, from depression, from anxiety. Just think that if others can overcome bigger problems, you too can do it! Because you are not alone.

The following suggestions can help you find the courage and strength to pursue your life’s journey. Follow these, and you’ll get even more motivated each day.

Create a vision

Create a positive vision; it must be something that will inspire you more. It must serve as a plan or ‘blueprint’ to guide you. The more specific it is, the easier it is to achieve.

Remember that failures are part of life

As previously mentioned, failures are part of life. You will not always win, but you can always learn. As a matter of fact, failures can be the best teachers because they can teach you the most important lessons during the hardest part of your life. Once you have that acceptance, you will be ready to handle any type of failure.

Think and speak words positively

Affirmations. Yes, practice to think and speak positively. A positive mindset leads to positive actions. If you tend to think negatively, you won’t be able to find happiness. Living a life in a positive way of thinking is contagious. You will notice that people will be inspired by you as well because your words can inspire and motivate them.

Take small steps while dreaming big

Success does not happen overnight. Achieving a big dream always starts with baby steps. So, do not hesitate to take the first step – gradually, little by little – and you’ll find yourself heading to the right path.

Be grateful

Count your blessings instead of always complaining. There are lots to be thankful for – your family, your friends, your work, your talents, and everything around you. You are what you are because of them. When there’s gratitude in your heart, everything else will follow. Genuine happiness will linger, and everything becomes even more inspiring.

Love yourself a little more

You are beautiful. You are unique. You are passionate. You are valuable. You are worth more than you know. Accepting your flaws and loving yourself a little more will make you stronger and more confident.

You can be a blessing to others. You can unleash the best version of yourself. How? Rekindle your passion. Share your talents. Motivate others.

But remember this: You can’t give with an empty cup. Thus, you need to motivate yourself first before extending it to others. Time will come, you will find yourself thanking those moments in your life when you feel you’re at your lowest, simply because those serve as your mentors to become better.