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motivationMotivation is an essential part of reaching our goals, yet everyone has experienced days where you just don’t feel like doing anything. Sitting on the couch watching some Netflix may sound much more appealing than working on tasks or moving forward towards a goal you have set. We have all been there, and learning to self-motivate during those times is important. Here are a few simple suggestions on how to get the motivation flowing. 


#1: Accurately Acknowledge Your Feelings 

It is important to acknowledge your feelings if you are facing a lack of motivation. Are you simply tired from a busy weekend? Is your depression or anxiety feeling higher than normal? Is your stress level pretty high, making you want to do nothing? Understanding what you are really feeling is essential so you can work through those feelings in a healthy manner. 


#2: Complete a Few Quick and Satisfying Tasks

For some of us, when we complete tasks we get more motivated and feel good about completing something on our to-do list. For that reason starting off with a few quick and easy tasks may be a good way to get the motivation flowing and create the drive to tackle the bigger tasks ahead of you. 


#3: Plan a Reward

Many people are motivated by rewards. If you have a lot that you feel you should accomplish but no desire to actually do any of it, then plan a reward. Tell yourself that once you finish these specific tasks, then you can order your favorite take-out food. Or maybe you have really been eyeing some new shoes. Whatever you find motivating, set that as your reward, and you might be surprised how good you feel completing the tasks you have set. 


We all face days where we feel as if we have no motivation. We simply do not want to accomplish tasks or move forward towards goals we have set. Understanding the underlying feelings may help you understand why you feel a lack of motivation. Sometimes you really may need to rest, and that is perfectly acceptable. Other times you may need to reach out to a professional if you feel your mental health has changed for the worse. Here at The Guest House, we understand that trauma, mental health, or addiction can be confusing. It may not always be clear or easy to understand what you are actually feeling and experiencing. We are here to help. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.