Is your lack of self-motivation actually a lack of energy?

If you’re constantly battling with your lack of self-motivation, I want you to think for a minute about your energy levels.

We’re talking physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy. I know this is an area where I can really struggle, and it just makes EVERYTHING so much harder.

There’s a very good chance that your lack of motivation is not some personality flaw, or some major weakness, but simply a lack of energy.

And the best news about that is that it’s something you can improve.

Here are some questions to think about:

  1. Where do you get your energy from?

Do you love being around other people and feeding off the energy of big groups of people? Or do you prefer quiet time by yourself? For me, I get my energy from having quiet but productive time to myself. I like to have time to really clear my head and then map things out, setting goals and plans and visualising the future. BAM – big energy boost for me. But everyone’s different. So ask yourself, where do you get your energy from?

  1. What saps your energy?

For some people it might be following the same routine day in, day out; whereas for others, it might be unexpected disruptions to their routines. Maybe it’s large crowds or too much alone time. Maybe it’s too much brain work, too much physical work, or having to make too many decisions. For me – it’s too much human interaction. Don’t get me wrong – I love my people. But if I don’t get that quiet time, but batteries run really low. Identifying what saps your energy will help you to work around that.

  1. Where can you save your energy?

What are you doing that’s unnecessarily draining your energy? This might look like modifying some routine tasks, picking your battles, or even dropping some things that aren’t that critical.

  1. How can you sustain your energy?

With all these highs and lows in our energy levels, it’s no wonder our self-motivation is all over the place. What can you do to improve and maintain your energy levels? This might mean introducing more of those things that bring you energy into your daily or weekly routine. It might also mean things like improving your diet, your sleep, doing some gentle exercise, decluttering your physical spaces, trying out a meditation practice to improve your mental energy, taking some vitamins… all those healthy habits that will help to naturally boost your energy.

Energy is one component of self-motivation, but it’s a really important one.

So I encourage you to go back and really think about those questions and work out where you can make changes to improve your energy, and therefore improve your self motivation. Here they are again for you:

Where do you get your energy from?

What saps your energy?

Where can you save your energy?

How can you sustain your energy?

If this is something you’d like some help with, book a free initial coaching session with me today. I’d love to chat with you about what’s going on in your world, and how to take things to the next level.

Until next time, keep being the best version of you that you can be!