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Title: Top 7 Things To Do When You Can’t Get Motivated

Top 7 Things To Do When You Cant Get Motivated
Rachel Rofe
A few years ago, I had a business partner who
simply couldnt make himself get things done. He
told me he had the best intentions but simply
couldnt make himself do the things on his to-do
list. At the time, I didnt have much empathy.
We were under deadline and I could not at all
relate. Id always just gotten things DONE when I
wanted them done, period. But since then Ive
definitely had reason to gain empathy.
In fact, just a few hours ago I was getting
frustrated with myself. I wanted things to happen
and I just couldnt make progress. So I asked
myself a few questions, pulled out a few things
from my bag of tricks, and presto Im here
writing my second blog post in an hour. Because
of that, I present to you in no particular order
7. Ask yourself why. Are you in alignment with
what youre working on? Is it something that
truly revs you up and excites you? One way you
can find an answer is to take a couple deep
breaths and just ask your gut Do I want to be
doing this? Or, if youre too stressed to get a
clear answer, take out a piece of paper. Label it
Why cant I get motivated? and then start
writing. See what comes up. If you stick with it
long enough, youll get your answer.
If youre not in alignment with whatever youre
working on, be honest with yourself. It may be
time to stop doing it whether thats abandoning
a project (I have NEVER regretted canceling a
project because it didnt feel right even if
my logical counterparts couldnt understand it)
or outsourcing it. Assuming you ARE in alignment
with what youre working on, here are some more
things to do
6. Listen to classical music at 60 beats per
minute.  Music at 60 bpm balances the left and
right hemispheres of your brain and helps your
thinking and creativity. This type of music
always helps me produce better results. Ive boug
ht this before and really like it.
5. Work off of a plan.  Sometimes to-do lists
can be random gobbledygook that ends up just
being busy-work. Tim Ferriss once said something
to the degree about how being perpetually busy is
LAZY. People fill themselves up with loads of
crap to to avoid actually thinking. Instead of
loading yourself up with work that may have no
rhyme or reason work off a PLAN.
Set a goal, plan it out (2 on this post may
help), and then create your to-do tasks based off
of your plan. If you feel purposeful and know WHY
youre doing what youre doing, you will likely
feel a lot better about doing it. (Bonus if you
break up your plan into small, workable chunks so
you dont feel overwhelmed.)
4. Find inspiration.  There are many ways you
can inspire yourself Visualize what youre
doing this all for. Think about the emotions
youll feel when you reach your goal. PLEASE
(!!!) have an emotionally-driven why for doing
what youre doing and remind yourself about
it. Identify role models and model them.
Read books that motivate you (I personally
love Mans Search For Meaning (which is not meant
to be motivational but it inspires the heck out
of me), Do The Work,and The War Of Art. Ive
heard some great things about Outwitting The
Devil but havent read it yet.
3. Move your body.  If you feel blocked, it only
makes sense to un-block your body by moving it
around. This can look like going for a walk,
dancing around the house, or some other kind of
exercise. One thing I like to do is just jump
around and move my arms, legs, jaw just shake
everything up. It looks crazy, but it ALWAYS
snaps me out of a funk.
2. Create accountability.  This can look like
publicly posting your goal on Facebook, having an
accountability partner, or joining a like-minded
mastermind where you can share your goals. If
you know that you have to report to other people
about what youve set out to do, youll think
twice before ignoring it.
1.  Be OK with it.  If youve tried to get
motivated, and you know that you are in alignment
what youre doing then just let go. Sometimes
these things ebb and flow. I believe everything
not only happens for a reason, but for our
highest good. And sometimes letting go and not
beating yourself up about it can open yourself up
to magic. For example, a few months ago, I was in
a hotel room doing my best to force myself to
create a presentation. I was set to speak in a
couple days and I just couldnt get motivated to
create my PowerPoint.
I pushed and pushed all day, and nothing was
happening. By nighttime, I was getting
desperate. I bargained with myself that I would
order room service, finish the presentation, and
reward myself by getting to go out and
play. Thankfully room service didnt offer any
options I liked, so I walked over to the hotel
restaurant. I brought my notebook with me, but
mostly just concentrated on eating a fantastic
Somewhere in between bites of the delicious food
and looking at the beautiful aquarium surrounding
the restaurant, inspiration just jumped at me. I
got out my notebook and ideas flowed like
wine. It was amazing as soon as I stopped
PUSHING, the flow came. I suspect the same may
happen for you too. ?