So, if you are feeling unmotivated, here are five tips to help you combat laziness.
1. Make your goals manageable
If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, you will burn out and lose interest.
So, set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself that will still get you where you want to be, but without causing exhaustion along the way.
2. Don’t expect immediate perfection
Rome was not built in a day, so never expect perfection when finding the courage to start a task.
Perfectionism results in people being overly critical of themselves and others, which is never healthy.
So, accept that things will take time, and you will have more patience and desire to do the job.
3. Have a plan
Having a plan for how to get something done will make the task much easier to complete.
Factor in how much time and effort will be needed to complete your goal, and make an action plan.
Plus, having things to cross off once you have completed them is a satisfying feeling like no other.
4. Recognise your accomplishments
Giving yourself praise for completing something can motivate you to keep going.
It can boost your confidence and give you the motivation you need to carry on.
Maybe write down your achievements along the way, or reward yourself with a treat each time.
5. Ask for help
Contrary to popular opinion, asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
Asking for help improves your chances of success, and also helps you to connect with others who can provide you with the motivation you may not have.
Admitting you need a bit of encouragement shows strength, and it is never a bad thing to ask for it.
It is all well and good to have a goal set, but finding the courage to begin can be the hardest part. So, take these tips on board, and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.