How To Get Motivated When You Don't Want To Do Anything

Getting motivated is something that doesn’t come easy.  It’s not a switch you can flip. To get motivated when you’re in a slump can be impossible to feel like you can get out of.  Having days that you just can’t seem to get off the couch is normal but if one day turns into 4 then that’s something to take notice of.

How to get motivated to clean when the thought of getting off the couch to start can be paralyzing.  In this post, you’ll learn 10 tips to help to motivate you when I don’t feel like doing anything at all.  I’ve also put together a freebie to help you get motivated and stay motivated you can click the button below to grab it.

 Learn exactly how to stay motivated when you don't want to do anything.  I share the 10 things you can do to find motivation in your life.  Don't forget to download the FREE motivation planning workbook that is included!!  Click through to wathc the video and download the workbook.

When you’re a stay at home or even a work at home mom/person your routines can seem monotonous.  Spending a lot of time at home; being at home can really mess with you. I’ve spent the past 6 years as a mostly stay at home mother and there can be days that I just can’t up the energy or motivation to get anything done.

I know I’m not alone in this feeling and that’s why I thought this blog post was way overdue.  

The thought of taking a shower can be too much.  So I really started to try to get myself out of these funks.  It wasn’t like I could flip a switch and everything would be okay.  This was something that needed work and I needed help. I made some changes in my life so I was able to recognize the signs and I have a few things that I do to help me find my motivation.

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Get Motivated

Is not that easy.  You can’t just say to yourself “get motivated” and it will happen.  That’s where these 10 tips were born.

Getting motivated tips:

  1. Set a goal

  2. Love yourself

  3. Get moving

  4. Make a plan

  5. Find accountability

  6. Clean eating

  7. Break time

  8. Reward

  9. Fun

  10. Motivation

Those are the things that I use to help me get motivated and now I want to explain these tips a little further.

Set a goal

Setting a goal seems quite unnecessary when you’re not motivated, however, setting a goal will help.  It doesn’t matter how small the goal is, setting one will help get you moving. I have a blog post about how to set goals where I go into detail on how to set them and accomplish them.  You can check that out here.

Self-care routine

Love yourself sounds a little weird but if you don’t respect or love yourself it can be hard to motivate yourself to get anything done.  Creating a routine that you are putting yourself first will help you. It doesn’t have to be big, just a few minutes every day doing something that you love.

Things you can consider are:

  • Sing to your favorite song

  • Read your favorite magazine/book

  • Yoga

  • Anything that you love to do

Get some exercise

Get moving is something that most people don’t do when they are feeling down.  But taking a walk around the block can do a lot for your mental health. If it’s raining out or you just can’t get out for a walk around the block then hop on to YouTube and check out a yoga routine or a HIIT workout.  You’ll get your blood pumping to help release those happy hormones.

Daily planning

Setting up a plan with help with focus.  I like to create a daily to do list for the day so I know exactly what I need to do for the day.  I like to prioritize my list in order of importance so I’m getting the most important tasks completed first.

Have some accountability

Finding accountability can be key to your success if you find it hard to be self-accountable.  Ask someone you are close to help you out by just checking in with them each day saying that you did what you wanted to.  

People to consider are:

  • Spouse

  • Bestie

  • Parent

Cleaning Eating

Eating well is really important.  If you’re feeling depressed or unmotivated take a look at your diet.  Sugar and oils can make you feel bogged down. Now, I’m not a diet expert so I’m just speaking from experience.

In my experience, I do feel better when I’m eating more fresh fruits and veggies each day.

Take Breaks

Breaks are something that a lot of people don’t consider doing during the day.  If or when you “go to work” you get breaks throughout the day so why not when you’re at home.  

Just because you may not be “at work” your body still needs time to recover from things you’re doing at home.  

Remove yourself from what you’re doing for about 5-10 minutes.  You can get outside breathe some fresh air and have a change of scenery.  You’ll be surprised how much that will help.

Reward yourself.  Seriously, if you have something to look forward to, you’re more likely to do whatever it is you need to do.  I like to reward myself after I complete a goal this way I stay laser-focused on completing the goal.

Have Fun

Have some fun.  It’s important to smile and laugh to lighten the mood and energy.  When you feel good you’re able to do more. Try to find a few things each day that you like to do and do them.  Life is short, make the most of it.

Put it into action

Now I have a freebie that I put together to help you find the motivation you need to get more done or to help you get out of the funk.  Inside the motivation finder freebie, I’ve included these 10 tips plus a worksheet for each item to help you come up with a plan of attack the next time you need help with motivation.  You can click the button below to grab your free motivation finder freebie.

By following these 10 tips hopefully you’ll be able to be more motivated and are able to get more done each day.  What type of things do you do to find the motivation you need? I would love to know in the comments below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day.

Jenn