(Closed) Lacking motivation in life – suggestions of how to get out of rut

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3370 posts
Sugar bee

@cbgg:  I get that way sometimes, but I just have to force myself to get up and do something. It’s just that first hump that’s the killer. Then once I get started it’s easier to keep the motivation going. I like to tell myself “Oh, in an hour.” or “Oh, just as soon as I finish reading this post/searching this item/whatever.” then 6 hours later I’m still sitting in the same place wasting time. So sometimes I have to just stop what I’m doing right this second mid-read and start a project that needs to be done.

Post # 4
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Something that (sometimes) helps me is motivational quotes! If you stick up a few where you are likely to see them every day, like the fridge or bathroom mirror, then that could help inspire you to stay motivated!

Post # 5
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cbgg:  Commenting to follow 🙁 I feel you, man.

Post # 6
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m interested in what ppl have to say as well. I’ve been in said rut for a while.

Post # 7
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I try and give myself little rewards for simple things. Like, if I run that errand after work (instead of going straight home because I’m exhausted), I’ll get some froyo at the store. Or, if I workout today, I will paint my nails. Stupid things, but it helps me.

I agree with you that once you stop moving, it’s ten times harder to get motivated again. I try and get everything done right after work. If I come home and sit first, I will never get up. Plus, it’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve accomplished things and you don’t feel guilty sitting in front of the tv after.

Everyone gets like this sometimes, I hope you find some motivation soon!

Post # 9
7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper

If its just a tempoary state of mind, I just acknoweledge yes I’m slacking but I need a mental break and thats okay. but if need a kick in pants then I motivation clips on youtube.

If the rut goes for longer then I do tend to something out my norm. Shake things up a bit. Take a class or learn a skill thats been in the backburner. Its a way of rediecting your energy.


Post # 10
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I get like that during the winter when there’s no sun.   SAD.

im useless all winter.

Post # 11
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I get this way too. It’s really, really hard to motivate sometimes.  Obviously, I have found that the less I like doing something, the less motivated I am 🙂  I find that it helps to tag team annoying things – like housework. Music helps me a lot too – when I run, during housework, etc. I find that the more I workout, the more energy I have, which means I can tackle more things during my day. I agree about the getting home and sitting down thing – also, if I wake up on the weekends and sit down (which is usually every weekend!) it’s really hard to have any ‘get up and go’ after that. I usually get a late start which means I can’t accomplish as much during my day. 

It’s a hard battle – I feel yah.  I’m interested to see what other people say too! 

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