Everyone has those days, there’s nothing to be ashamed about.
It’s totally normal for you to have days where you don’t want to do anything at all. In fact, it’s actually good for you to take some breaks while you’re working, especially when considering your long term mental health.
There is a difference between knowing when to take a break while you’re working hard vs.feeling unmotivated 24/7.
If you find that you dread waking up in the morning or put aside responsibilities because you never want to do them, there’s a few things you will definitely have to do to change your situation.
#1 is make time for things you enjoy (separate from work) that help you keep your life balanced.
And #2 is reassess your goals.
Personally, I don’t believe overnight solutions can cure serious problems like a lack of motivation or interest in work. So put away your crash courses and last minute cheat sheets. The only thing I found that works for me is practicing consistent, healthy habits throughout the week. It may sound boring but keeping a steady, healthy level of happiness and responsibility is the key to maintaining motivation.
For instance, I teach yoga class a couple times a week and it requires me to wake up early (and I mean early, like 4:35AM early) in the morning which consequently means get up at that time every day of the week. This habit helps me start my days with a certain type of energy and optimism standard that helps me keep myself grounded.
When I am feeling overwhelmed about my work life and see that I am putting off tasks I need to do, I take a moment to ask why I need to do the task and how it fits in my big picture goal (key: you should always have a big picture goal).
Before I started devoting my time to Chika’s Tax Tips, I had a career in nutrition. While helping people maintain their health is still important to me, I wasn’t nearly as motivated to do it as I am now as a CPA. That’s because I needed to take a look at myself and realize what my higher purpose really was; helping other women understand their taxes and finances to be better businesswomen.
Nobody has all the answers and you don’t have to get up early in the morning like me to find a way to keep yourself motivated, but find something. Find the larger purpose and the rest will fall into place.
My #ChikasTaxTip for you today: If you’re feeling unmotivated, there’s an issue with your goals. You may need to refine the timeline, make them more specific or change it entirely. And don’t forget to make time for something fun!
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