How to Recover from a Lack of Motivation


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I struggle massively with a lack of motivation. One day I'll be on a roll, completing my entire to do list and staying on top of absolutely everything, whereas other days it will reach 9pm and I won't have accomplished anything. For me, these are the worst kind of days. A day of nothing is a day wasted (unless I need some major time to relax and recuperate). Today is my first productive day in a while as I've actively taken steps to gain some motivation. I haven't posted on my blog in what feels like forever and I thought that this would be the perfect post to get back into things and hopefully a better blogging routine.  So let's avoid the lengthy introduction and begin with some tips on how to recover from a lack of motivation!

Tip 1. Workout

Going to the gym is my savour when it comes to needing motivation, especially when I go in the morning. It makes me feel as though I have accomplished loads in the day already, even though I've only gone and done a bit of exercise! The endorphin's your body releases are so good for your mental health and definitely help with an increased motivation which can last for the rest of the day.


Tip 2. Drink Water and Eat Well

If you're eating sugary and fatty things throughout the day you may only have a burst of energy every so often which will eventually turn into a crash. To keep your energy up all day make sure you're eating a balanced healthy diet and staying hydrated! Having more energy will in turn keep you motivated for longer.


Tip 3. Get 7 to 8 hours of Sleep

Being tired throughout the day is not helpful in terms of motivation, functioning, and making the most of your day. To make proper use of the 24 hours you have, try sleeping for at least 7 of them. I find that any less will make me increasingly tired (and very lazy) as the day goes by and I can never finish everything I want to get done! 


Tip 4. Give Yourself a Purpose

Having things to do is where your motivation will kick in naturally. For example, if you have plans at the weekend then you will automatically know that you need to get everything done in the week (whether that be work, household chores, etc). Go out of your way to make plans, even if they're not very significant. You can plan to go out for dinner in the evening and know that it will be your free time after you've done everything else you want to accomplish that day. 


5. Make To-do Lists 

Writing things down is my most important tip. Keeping everything you need to do in your head can be overwhelming and is easily be pushed to one side while you click on to the next episode of that netflix documentary you're watching. Put down the remote and check your list. It's so satisfying to be able to cross things off and with every cross you feel much more productive. I make a to do list on my phone every single morning and aim to finish it by 7pm latest so I can have the evening off. Seeing that my to do list hasn't been completed is so disheartening so avoiding that disappointing feeling is what gives me the motivation to finish all the jobs.

Hopefully these tips have helped you discover ways to get your own motivation back! Let me know in the comments what your favourite tips are and if you have any tips of your own!

Georgia Megan x

21 comments

  1. Great Tips! I also have days when time just goes by without me accomplishing anything and I hate those. Usually what get's my motivation going is always remembering where I want to be and what I want to become.

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    1. Same here! Remembering what I want to accomplish is always a great motivation booster! x

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  2. Great post and tips! I think sleeping is a major key to recover from a lack of motivation!

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  3. Great post. Would love to see a blog about supporting a loved one with mental health problems? Xxx

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    1. Good idea, I'll keep that post idea in mind! x

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  4. Keeping a bullet journal has helped me with motivation!
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    1. I've never kept a bullet journal but I've heard that they're so so helpful! x

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  5. Interesting post!

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  7. I love making to-do lists. In fact, I'm trying to multitask right now - making lists & catching up on blogs.

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  9. Interesting post!!Thanks for sharing all these great tips !

    Nina
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  10. beautiful post!!
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  11. I really love the tips you share here. It's so inspirational. <3
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  12. Great post! I love to read your tips.

    Gemma x
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  13. Great tips, girl! I totally agree with all of them. Working out, in particular, is such a great way to get out of a negative headspace and refresh!
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  14. These are great ideas!! Love to do all of the things above to get myself back on track. Especially love to create to-do lists. Also love to get some new inspo from Pinterest haha! Xx

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    1. Pinterest is definitely the best source for inspiration - my favourite too! x

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  15. Would love to see more posts about mental health??

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