Procrastination and lack of motivation often occur when someone is feeling overwhelmed, fatigued, depressed or anxious. Regardless of why you’re feeling unmotivated, discovering the root cause of it can help you overcome it. Seeking therapy in Las Vegas can help you figure out why you feel the way you do, while overcoming your lack of motivation to feel better and get yourself back on track.
Low motivation and procrastination are often the result of other emotions you may be feeling. Determining the underlying feelings that may be affecting your motivation can make it easier to find solutions.
When you procrastinate or feel unmotivated you may really be:
At times, things can seem so overwhelming you lose your motivation to even begin a task or project. Whether you feel overwhelmed by work, mundane tasks, family obligations (or all three), look at your goals for the day and remove some of them from your list, until you feel less overwhelmed.
Feeling tired or fatigued can be caused by lack of sleep, but it can also be a result of resting too much. When you’re feeling down, you may tend to take it too easy, which can sap your energy even more. There’s no need to feel guilty about it – simply putting one foot in front of the other and taking a short walk can help raise your energy level.
A lot of people who feel unmotivated think doing their hardest task first will help make them productive. While this works sometimes, even thinking about it can cause you to procrastinate even more. Think about which task is within abilities, right here and now.
Even if you have a big project looming, sometimes “warming up” by completing small tasks can be a great motivator. Taking five or ten minutes to do something small like throwing in a load of laundry or emptying the dishwasher can help you get going on more involved or challenging tasks.
Performing any task for more than 60 minutes at a time can be overwhelming and exhausting. Break bigger projects down into 30-minute sessions, and then take a break. Figure out how you plan to reward yourself before you even start working. Choose something you enjoy, whether it’s chatting with a friend, taking a walk, doing a few minutes of yoga or browsing the internet for those new shoes you need.
Sure, drinking tons of coffee may seem like a good way to get motivated, but it can actually lead to anxiety and cause a caffeine crash that will end up making you tired. Figure out what works for you through trial and error. For example, if eating a healthy lunch and drinking a cup of green tea in the middle of the day gives you a little boost, go for it. If not, experiment for a week or two until you find out what helps fuel your energy, even just a little.
When procrastination and low motivation stem from issues like anxiety or clinical depression, seeking therapy in Las Vegas from a compassionate, qualified therapist is a good idea. Kayenta Therapy can help you figure out the origins of your low motivation and help you feel better so you can get back to taking care of the things you need to do.
Develop the skills you need to find motivation and overcome procrastination by scheduling an in-person or telehealth session at Kayenta Therapy. Contact a therapist directly to get started today.