Motivation is derived from the word ‘motive.’ Motives are a person’s needs, desires, wants, urges, and reasons to do something. It’s a crucial element in setting and attaining objectives. Motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior. It fuels competition and sparks social connections. When there is a lack of motivation or no motivation, it can lead to depression and mental health issues.
I found myself facing issues with motivation. I cannot have problems with motivation; I help provide motivation. It happens to all of us! Motivation is like a garden; you need to plant the seeds, care for them and when you find weeds, pull them!
I realized I had too many weeds growing in my garden of life. I have always surrounded myself with many positives; I did not notice the little things trickling into my little corner of the world. If you are not paying attention, the negativity grabs hold.
Negativity comes in little ripples through news, ads, articles, social media, and others. `Then when life adds a few little things, you find yourself unmotivated.
How do you change your motivation status? Change your routines, refocus and take time for yourself!
- I painted
- Read a new book
- Decided to gather some items to write to my grandchildren every week. I will begin to mail these each week starting at the end of the month.
- Worked on my Christmas game for my grandchildren this year and shopping is done! I think it is going to be a great one this year!
- Decided to take a few days away.
When you find yourself unmotivated, take time to recharge.