Where has my motivation gone?

“People often said motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Zigler

I don’t even have the motivation to write today. I’m trying to do it anyway.

I don’t even have the motivation to exercise today. I’m trying to do it anyway.

I don’t even have the motivation to eat healthy today. I’m trying to do it anyway.

I don’t even have the motivation to __________________. Who am I kidding, I’m not even trying.

I don’t know what’s going on with me. I’m in a funk. I’m in a slump. I don’t even know what I’m doing at this point. I keep trying different things to get me going but they’re not working. I’m eating crap and then I feel like crap. I’m too tired or sore to exercise and then I feel like crap because I didn’t. It’s a vicious cycle that I can’t seem to get out of.

I need a pick-me-up. I need a jump start. I need someone to shake me and slap me across the face. I need to reach deep down and remember why I’m doing this…all of this.

Help.

3 thoughts on “Where has my motivation gone?

  1. I feel like we might be having parallel existences (except I don’t have kids); I go through the same cycle. I suspect it’s hormonal. I know it’s incredibly frustrating.
    Here are my suggestions –
    1. Make yourself exercise, preferably something vigorous, for 20 minutes. That’s usually enough to shake me outta de funk.
    2. Write down five things you’d do on a good day and draw one out of a hat. Do it.
    3. Admit that some days suck, snuggle on the couch with a good book, and worry about it when you’re feeling more yourself.

    The funk is normal. You will get through it.

    • Thanks Meghan! Alarm is set for early morning gym visit and new book downloaded on the iPad as we speak. Parallel lives indeed!

  2. You are not alone! I cycle through this all the time and, like you, I have two little ones. For me, lately, it’s helped with Jeese going back to the gym (not that he needs it, since he still weighs the same as he did in high school). He gets up early and goes first thing in the morning since I’m the one that drops the kids off at daycare in the morning. That helps motivate me to make sure I either a) go to the gym on my lunch break to lift weights, b) run/walk/jog on the treadmill when I get home from (since he picks the kids up in the evening) or c) do both on the days that I can. I’ve slacked off this week. Haven’t worked out a single day. My goal is to run/jog/walk on the treadmill when I get home and to try to do better in the coming week. Don’t get me wrong, I still get down on myself when I’m not doing everything that I can but after I feel sorry for myself and allow myself to pout for a little bit, I usually feel better. Hang in there!

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