Are you right now in a situation where you really need to do something, you just really have something you're trying to knock off your to-do list, but you're just feeling so so incredibly lazy.
It could be:
There's basically something you need to do but you just can't get motivated to do it.
I definitely have been there before. I know exactly what you're going through. As a certified hypnotist, I know that it’s our thoughts and often how we see ourselves and the world that determines our results (or lack of them), so I wanted to bring up some tips that can help you to move forward.
#1. The first thing (and this may be unexpected) is to not be yourself up! Okay, it's so important to be kind to yourself, as energy is meant to be cyclical, to ebb and flow. It's actually very, very natural and very, very normal to have moments of low energy and moments of high energy.
(And if you're spiritual, actually, there's a very interesting universal law called the Law of Rhythm. It says that there is a rhythm to everything. Nothing actually stays static at all times.) So number one, if you're experiencing that, congratulations, you're normal, you're natural, you're human, you're beautiful, you're perfect and you're working exactly in the way that you're supposed to!
If possible, you can always wait until your energy naturally builds back up again, which can be on a Monday or a Saturday or at the beginning of next month.
Also, remember that you respond best to praise. Don’t beat yourself up. Take care of and encourage yourself.
#2. Number two is to get your goal back back into your vision. Well, what will happen if you don't do this? What’s the pain? What pain are you moving towards if you don't do this and why is that a problem? What what's the worst is going to happen? What is likely to happen that's going to be bad? Write t it out.
And lean into the the flip side. Why are you doing this? What's the pleasure? What are the benefits? What are the wonderful things that this change is going to bring you? Put it where you can actually physically see it.
And one thing that really helps me, whenever I'm feeling lazy about something, physically, literally getting my goal in my vision. Watch other people do it. Exercise is a perfect example. When I’m feeling lazy about getting my workout in, I like to watch people exercise on YouTube and especially people that are excited about it and loving it. Just watching that and watching them do it makes me want to do it too.
#3. Number three is to start with small micro-steps. Okay? Ask:
Also, find an accountability buddy. That actually could be your first micro step right there, just finding someone to be like, “Hey, this is what I want to do. I'm struggling getting motivated. Can you help me? Can we help each other? Maybe we can work together on our goals and move forward,” and that might be the very first little micro step that you take.
And finally, it's important to remember mass in motion. I believe it's an old saying about physics, but a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body that is at rest tends to stay at rest.
You just have to put more energy into getting started again from a standstill than you would to keep moving. That’s just the way it is, and the more you do it, the easier and more natural it will feel.
A NOTE ON DEPRESSION: Depression is often defined as a longer term feeling of unexcitement about things that used to excite you, and feeling sad and feeling unmotivated to an extent where it actually is affecting you and negatively and long-term.
If you would like to work on your motivation and achieve goals faster and easier, hypnosis is a powerful and effective method to do just that.
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KESHA DENT, CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST
Kesha Dent is a certified hypnotist, certified RTT hypnotherapist, transformational coach and author of "Life Change Now: A 3-Step Guide to Manifesting What You Want Through the Magic of Being Who You Are". She helps professional adults to achieve life success, overcome anxiety, reignite their confidence and break out of their limitations to create a life of purpose, productivity and passion. You can find her at www.newworldcoaching.org .