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Why can’t I get motivated?

Why can’t I get motivated?

By Maria Mar(c)2010

Why can’t I get motivated? Elizabeth asked me.

There are two different scenarios for depleted motivation: temporary and chronic.

I’ll cover the first one in this blog and the second one in a second blog, so stay tune. (Subscribe to this blog to get my weekly articles. Click the button to the upper right corner.)

Here’s the list of probable issues that are causing your de-motivation. To see the solutions, see the second section, below.

Temporary lack of motivation

If you are suffering from a temporary lack of motivation, then you are usually motivated, but find yourself in a motivational slump. Here are the causes that may be causing this slump.

1.   Overwork. If you are burn-out, your body is depleted of energy. Your momentum slows down and your motivation suffers.

2.   Taking too many ineffective actions. When your actions do not bring results, there is no renewal to the emotional energy you are using to generate them. Lack of results is like lack of food.

3.   Plans and goals are not in harmony with your Purpose. Your path is not clear. The goals, plans or strategies you’ve laid out are not truly satisfying you. They may not be what your Soul desires or they may not be in harmony with your Life Purpose.

4.   Doing too many difficult things for too long. Change is hard work. When you are changing the way you think, act and live, you are creating new pathways in your brain. This takes energy and it can take a toll in your passion.

5.   Working hard without giving yourself rewards. If all you do is work, and you give yourself nothing to recognize the value of your work, then you are an oppressive boss to yourself. Your own “employees” are going to slow down and sabotage the enterprise.

6.   Doing too many things you don’t like. Every project, whether it is personal or professional, has exciting, fun, creative things that you like to do and things that don’t like that much. If you are doing too many of the later and not enough of the things you like, you are killing your motivation.

7.   Not receiving the results. Sometimes you expect certain results, but you get others instead. If you do not receive the results you get, because they are not the ones you expected, then you are repelling success. You are trying to control the flow of life, and rejecting the blessings life brings. You are depleting your own life force by placing a dike of limited expectations.

8.   Feeling alone and abandoned. Have you asked for help? Have you engaged other experts to collaborate, guide or support you in your work? Have you shared your achievements, no matter how small, with your friends? If not, then you are trapped in the trance of Orphanhood. How can you be motivated?

9.   Toxic environment. Are you surrounded by people who diminish your value, pressure you into betraying your dreams or constantly criticize or disbelief your goals? An environment that does not nurture your self-esteem and your dreams is toxic to your motivation.

Solutions

1.   Overwork. Take a week or at least 4 days off.  Get up late, go to bed early and take a nap. You should sleep at least 10 hours and rest at least 2 more. Spend at least one hour a day in nature. For women, being close to running water and walking barefoot on the earth renew our energy. Trees are powerful healers. Walk among them. Do things you like; alone and with your friends. Ask your Inner Child what she wants to do and then go have fun. When you regain energy and reconnect to the reason why you are doing what you are doing, the motivation will come back.

2.   Taking too many ineffective actions. Your External Actions in the world are not working because there are hidden interferences “unweaving” what you weave, like the Myth of Penelope. You need to take Internal Actions to release the hidden interferences. Join my “I Want to Flourish” Fiesta to find free knowledge and resources.

3.   Plans and goals are not in harmony with your Purpose. You need to stop your hectic doing and go within to listen to your Soul. You may be following Borrowed Dreams or Distorted Dreams. You need to go back to center in order to find your true path. Pre-order (or order) my novel. It will take you on a journey to heal this.

4.   Doing too many difficult things for too long. You need to live in balance. Schedule fun, rest and pampering into your calendar. Balance difficult tasks with easy tasks. Give yourself time in the movies, a walk in the park and extra sleep during difficult jobs.

5.   Working hard without giving yourself rewards. Reduce the number of tasks in your daily to-do list. Make sure you do the recommendations in the previous point. Buy some bright stars stickers and stick one at the end of each done task. At the end of each day, give yourself a round of applause and declare your accomplishments proudly. When you finish a project or achieve a goal, give yourself a great reward. Stop trying to do everything better. Value yourself and every little thing you do.

6.   Doing too many things you don’t like. Balance your daily work by doing one thing you don’t like early in the morning followed by two things you love to do. Get or hire help to do the things you hate and the things that you are not good at.

7.   Not receiving the results. When you send things into the world, open your mind and release the outcome. Receive every positive result that comes back. Open your heart and receive it in the knowledge that Life Mother knows better, and that Divine Design is at work. You will see how this seemingly insipid result multiplies its blessings in the future, better and farther than you could ever imagine.

8.   Feeling alone and abandoned. Find your place of belonging with like-hearted people who support you. Ask your supportive friends for help. If you are unused to asking for help, you probably do not even see how others can help you. That’s your Orphanhood leading your life. You are not alone. Make an effort to find ways in which your friends can help you. Share your dreams with positive friends. Celebrate your goals with a party, dinner out or picnic.

9.   Toxic environment. Examine how you invite, allow or are hooked with toxic people. Find memberships or communities of like-minded people who are seeking similar things. Get a mentor or coach. Avoid people who drain you or diminish your trust in your capacity or your dream, even if they are family. See them less, do not talk about your dreams or goals with them and place strong limits that disallow any negative comments. It may be tough at first, but they’ll eventually know not to step past your limits.

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About Maria Mar

Maria Mar is an author, speaker and ceremonialist poet. She is also a spiritual teacher and an internationally known shaman who helps you to achieve personal freedom, unlock your creative potential and live a life of magic and delight. She offers books, digital products and guidance, art that heals and transforms as well as performances, speaking engagements and other live and online events to help you become the protagonist of your life and the creator of your destiny. Find out more at Catch the Dream Express. If you want to flourish under Maria’s mentorship and guidance, visit http://www.dreamalchemist.com.

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Crisis and success

TODAY’S TIP

Crisis is the moment in which the Seed of your Success sinks deeply into the earth. From the seed’s perspective, it has fallen down into darkness. It takes a while to realize that it has been planted into rich soil so that it can flourish.

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Keys to your Dream. Key No. 3: Expectations.

TODAY’S TIP:

Keys to your Dream. Key No. 3: Expectations.

How secretly they sneak into our dreams, hiding the windows of our perception, shutting the doors of possibilities. They are implants from the past, messengers of fear. But when you track them down, once you see and seize them, they are the emissaries of your freedom. Become aware of your secret expectations and your highest dreams are yours.

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The open door to freedom

TODAY’S TIP:

In your path to freedom and fulfillment, control is the jail. Connection is the open door. Harmony is the flight.

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How to make the right choice?

TODAY’S TIP:

How to make the right choice? In hindsight, you can look at your past choices and see where they took you. You can see where they deviated you from your path, when they betrayed your Essence and when they placed you at the wrong time or place. But how to know where your choice will lead when you are making it?

There is no way to control or pre-determined where a choice will lead. But there is an infallible compass. Your BodySoul is the Personal Compass that keeps you in your true North. Your BodySoul integrates the wisdom of your Soul, the chemistry of your emotions, the revelation of your intuition and the power of your gut feelings to keep you in your path.

Just make sure that you do not mistake anxiety and fear for a gut rejection. Sometimes your stomach gets knotted precisely because it is the right direction and you need to take a leap, which scares you. How to know when the spiral in your gut is a “No-no” or a “Oh-oh”? Ignore your comfort. Follow your delight.

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Trust your courage.

TODAY’S TIP:

Trust your courage. It is God’s strength dashing through your blood.

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This is verse No. 4 of the “The Trust Angel Speaks”– a series of verses about trust and your capacity to create your life. To see the other verses, click below:

No. 1

Trust your Vision

No. 2

Trust your Desire

No. 3

Trust your Passion

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Breaking free from the chains of habit

TODAY’S TIP:

The chains that keep you confined to your learned limits are often invisible to you. The problem is that you cannot change what you cannot see. How to break free? The Spiritual Warrior consciously steps out of her Comfort Zone. She welcomes the challenges that confront her with her fears, for they rattle the chains, revealing their hide out, size and weight. Challenges set you free.

Three Steps out of your Comfort Zone:

  1. Feeling like an ugly duckling, not good enough? Seek the company of Majestic Swans and give yourself permission to swim, fly and dance among them. Give up the worry about what they will think of you.
  2. Feeling like you are not ready yet? Fearing that you have to do two more years of work before you can reveal your talent? Step into the spotlight right now, and give yourself permission to improve on the go. Release your need to be perfect.
  3. Wanting to control all possible reactions and dot every “i” before announcing the project you’ve been working on? Send everyone a note right now giving them a preview of the work-in-progress and asking for ideas and support. Surrender your need for absolute control.

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