Why Motivation Maulfunctions
Do you have trouble completing tasks? Do you lack organization and drive? These questions identify why so many boomers find it difficult to maintain their momentum through the “overwhelm” of their daily responsibilities.
Regardless of what your situation is, you probably need to watch out for the following cues that indicate when your original excitement and drive is falling apart around you. There are 5 major areas that can collapse your motivation.
- If you find yourself easily distracted or unable to stay on task, it may be you lack FOCUS. Your motivation stays strong and driven when you know what you want and keep your attention on the end result.
- How often do you complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day? Your motivation cannot withstand the battle of OVERWHELM. This means that you can’t be doing too many things at the same time and expect to get it all done. Tackle one thing at a time and your results will be more positive.
- It's impossible to maintain your motivation if you are PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED. In other words, if your energy is zapped, you lose your enthusiasm, as well as any motivation to get things done. Therefore, be sure to get enough sleep, eat right and find time to relax.
- Is the task too boring? BOREDOM is a huge motivation killer. If what you're doing isn't exciting or mentally stimulating, your mind will shut down, and so will you.
- Your overall ATTITUDE can put a damper on motivation if you don't want to do what you need/have to do, Negative thinking is a habit. You learn to think a certain way and eventually it becomes what you always do. Be aware that a task will take longer if it is done with resentment and obligation, rather than from the heart. To be sure of the greatest likelihood that your motivation will stay strong and committed, you need to be sure you have a strong vision of what you want. Keep it sharp in your mind and you will keep the flow going until completion.
By Amy Sherman, LMCH