15 Sept 2022

Sometimes a persistent lack of motivation is tied to a mental health condition such as depression and we tend to experience low motivation.

Causes of low motivation

  • All-or-nothing thinking: If you believe that you must be absolutely perfect in order to achieve your goal, or that there is no point in trying, a minor slip-up or relapse can sap your motivation to keep going.
  • Having faith in quick fixes: It's easy to lose motivation if you can't reach your goal right away, but goals often take time to achieve.
  • One-size-fits-all thinking: Just because something worked for someone else does not mean it will work for you. If you don't feel motivated to pursue your goals, look for something else that will.

How to improve our motivation
Everyone experiences fluctuations in motivation and willpower. You may feel energized and highly motivated to achieve your objectives at times. At times, you may feel drained or unsure of what you want or how to get it. If you are feeling low on motivation, there are some things you can do to improve it:

  • If you're tackling a project that feels too large or overwhelming, divide it into smaller, more manageable steps. Then, set your sights on only completing the first step. Instead of attempting to lose 50 pounds, divide this goal into five-pound increments.
  • Remind yourself of your accomplishments in the past and your areas of strength. This prevents self-doubt from stifling your motivation.
  • Adjust your goals to focus on what is truly important to you. Goals based on things that are extremely important to you will help you push through your challenges more than goals based on things that are extremely important to you.
  • Increase your self-assurance. According to research, there is a link between confidence and motivation.  As a result, increasing your confidence in yourself and your abilities can affect your ability to achieve your goals.


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Stress, life changes, or underlying mental health disorders such as adjustment disorder or depression can all contribute to a lack of motivation. Physical activity, behavioral activation, mindfulness, psychotherapy, and, in certain cases, medication can help those who are lacking in motivation.
These are very good ways that have been listed in which we can improve our motivation. Improving our motivation can also be harder than what we just read about. It also takes a lot of consistency and willpower.