How To Feel Motivated
This week I’m sharing a big lesson I learnt on how to feel motivated.
Unmarried, without kids, unable to yet work full time due to health reasons and studying part time, means I’m stuck at home on my own – A LOT
I’ve found that I have days of feeling very lonely and insular – the thought of my future dream wellness business looms ahead like a huge cliff face to be scaled. I often feel unmotivated and want to simply switch off my computer and get lost on the sofa in a film.
But this week I learnt a major lesson in how to get motivated – I know it was a major lesson as it came at me from many directions over 3 days until I GOT IT! 🙂
How did I learn this lesson in how to feel motivated?
This week, I had a very hard day at college in clinic and was overwhelmed by the support I received from my peers. They truly cared and empathised with my situation…I appreciated their support but I ‘ didn’t want to talk about it’, still felt down and alone…I brushed off their concerns thinking they were just being ‘nice’.
The following day, I had a conversation with a woman who leads a female entrepreneur network group. I was struck by her enthusiasm and focus on her true values: collaboration and building a supportive business community to help women thrive. I came away buzzing, realising that there are other women out there facing similar challenges from both within, in the form of self-doubt and fear, and from everyday life events. I was aware that this network was available to me, where I could receive support and you never know, maybe able to help someone else.
Finally at the end of the week, I was managing an award ceremony for BANT – ‘The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy’’ (such a mouthful!) – where I met so many inspiring women from a variety of backgrounds, all practicing as nutritionists or studying like me, to become one. So many had overcome challenges to get where they were and still suffered from self doubt and fears but they were there, showing up at this event as they believed in what they were doing. I experienced fluttering in my gut as I chatted with them, as I realised that what I want to achieve IS possible.
Through these 3 experiences life threw at me this week, I realised the power of conversation; The power of sharing stories and experiences; The connection in opening up to others about our dreams and fears, so many which are mutual; So much in life is shared human experience. I came to remember this and by doing so learnt a simple way in how to be motivated.
So What Was This Lesson That Has Shown Me How To Feel Motivated?
We are not alone…if we reach out to others there is someone who can offer us inspiration, support or direction, even simply an ear or a shoulder to cry on. But if we don’t look or ask for it we won’t find it…Appreciate that you need the support; have understanding and self compassion for your situation.
How to Feel Motivated Now!
Get out there and talk to others. Get out and meet people who inspire you, get your mind and heart racing.
Get honing in on those that are on your wave length and gather them around you. If we take on board the original quote from motivational speaker and early Tony Robbins mentor, Jim Rohn.
“You are the average of the five people you most associate with”.
This suggests that the five people you spend the most time with, shape who you are. This is borrowed from the law of averages, which is the theory that “the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes.”
You may interact daily with many people, but the few who are closest to you have the greatest impact on your way of thinking.
However these five people can change as you move through life, as the areas of focus change in your life, so don’t think you’ll have to be with the same 5 for ever! But if you have been and you feel unmotivated, maybe this is something to look at in changing?
I hope this has inspired and helped you. Please do let me know how you get yourself feeling motivated.
Photo thanks to Gerd Altmann