What To Do When You Feel Unmotivated During Lockdown

March 28, 2021

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have all these exciting plans and ambitious goals, but procrastination always gets the best of you?

Lockdown 2.0 has fuelled a new fire when it comes to lack of motivation to get things done and myself, as well as the whole of the country, are victims.

Procrastination and the lacklustre feeling you have is a natural human thought process, don't beat yourself up about it. But that doesn't mean you should accept it.

Often people have inspiring ideas and big plans, but they hardly ever execute.

This is because they wait for motivation to strike.

They think motivation is random and that it just falls out of the sky one day.

The truth is, motivation isn’t random.

Motivation, just like energy, can be reliably generated through very specific techniques. — Jari Roomer

When you know how to generate motivation on command, you’ll be able to work towards your goals with determination and focus.

I previously wrote about how ‘Motivation is a myth’ and that we expect to conjure up mysterious energy get things done. This ‘energy’ can be manipulated via discipline and routine.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neualink and The Boring Company, talks a lot about how he's developed a routine and structure to his life, which helps him manage his time and stay motivated to run 4 companies.

Working towards success doesn’t have to feel like a drag. It doesn’t have to be this daily struggle between yourself and your goals.

When you generate motivation, you get a jolt of excitement that makes you want to take action. You feel like executing your plans. You automatically get pulled towards productivity.

After reading about other peoples’ success such as Elon Musk, here are a few reliable techniques I use to consistently generate motivation on command:

Lazy, unmotivated, and unproductive days would hardly ever happen if you simply spend 15 minutes each day getting myself yourself in a peak state of mind.

Have a great week!



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