How Do You Motivate the Motivator?
We've all had days where we just feel completely unmotivated to do anything. If you're a writer or blogger, like myself, you tend to look all around you for motivation and inspiration for your content. Sometimes, it's easier said than done though. The other day, I sat on the couch with my laptop FOREVER, and couldn't come up with anything. It happens. I try to look for motivation everywhere I go. Whether it's watching kids play at the park, seeing people at the bus stop, listening to music, or seeing a simple quote on social media. Motivation can be found in the smallest details of your day, and it often leaves the biggest impact on people.
Well, what happens when you can't find motivation in anything? What do you do then? What are some tactics that you use to channel your motivation? That's where I've been the past few days. And it's not that I've been in a bad mood or anything. My mind has just drawn a serious blank. There's absolutely nothing wrong with giving your brain a rest or giving your mind and body a "mental health day". We need things like that because it helps us refocus and bring our thoughts back together.
I'm often guilty of not taking my own advice. I know this to be a fact. It's very easy for me to see someone having a bad day, and point out reasons to smile. But it's not always that easy for me to do that to myself. It's really quite frustrating at times. So I sat today thinking "what to write...what to write...what to write."
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you. It's just that we're so busy looking for this grand conception of motivation, when it's really something small that you're overlooking. Take a few minutes to absorb your environment, and before you know it, you've started. And please keep in mind.....IT IS OK TO TAKE A BREAK! You're NOT a failure if you take the day off! Your passion won't die if you power down temporarily to regroup yourself!