A lack of life motivation can come down to not knowing what you want in life. It can also be that you don’t really want anything out of life. However, this is rarely the real reason for not having motivation in life. It’s hard to find out what you want for your life if you are currently in a wrong mindset. Let’s say you’re stressed out. Would it be a good time to ask you to put together a business plan? Probably not. So in order to find that motivation in your life to do things, you will first need to get yourself in the right state of mind. Keep in mind that if you have severe depression, then you will want to seek professional help.
The first thing you will need to do is to understand why you feel the way you feel. There are basically three factors that will determine how you feel at any given moment. The first thing is your physiology. If you are walking around like you’re depressed, you’re going to feel depressed. Your body posture can have a huge effect in the way you feel. The next thing is your focus. If you focus on how life sucks, it’ll be hard to find any motivation to do anything with your life. The third thing is your standards. If you have a standard that says, “It’s okay to be mediocre in life”, then that is what you will experience.
So how does knowing these things have to do with finding motivation in life? Well, as I mentioned earlier, the reason why you have a lack of motivation in life is because you don’t know what it is that you want. The reason why you don’t know what you want is probably because you are in the state of, “I don’t care”. In order to give your life some meaning and give yourself some motivation, you will need to have a purpose. In order to do this, you will first need to get out of your lousy mentality.
What you will want to do is to force yourself to get excited by changing your body movements. If you are currently moving slowly, have a slouched back, your head down, and are breathing shallow, change that by walking fasters, straightening you back, put your head up, and breath more fully. This will create a change in your physical chemistry and will start to instantly make you feel better.
The next thing you will want to do is to focus on the positive things. You can do this by asking yourself the right questions. So instead of, “Why does my life suck”, you will want to ask, “What is good in my life right now? What can I be excited about my life right now if I really wanted to?” By asking empowering questions, your mind will start to focus on empowering things.
The last step to have more motivation for life is to change your standards. Up until now, you probably have pretty low standards for yourself. You don’t really expect much out of your life and therefore have no motivation in life. The best way to get out of this rut is to start surrounding yourself with people who are full of motivation. Since you become who you spend most of your time with, by hanging out with people who are alive, people who have a purpose and are going for their dreams and goals, you will start to pick up their way of thinking as well.
All of these things can change your life. If you want more information on the above steps, you can read books on Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP for short. You will learn different skills to help you instantly change the way you feel. It will help give you more motivation in life so you can make the best out of this existence.