Wondering how to find motivation now lockdown has lifted? It can be easier said than done.
With a lot of us stuck at home, especially at the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, I’m sure you thought about all the things you’re going to do.
But now that we can leave the house again, where is that can-do-attitude and motivation?
Find motivation (and yourself) again!
It’s great to be ready and raring to go when you have the opportunity, but we don’t always feel this way.
If you’re lacking motivation, or the the spark you thought would come along with your freedom has dwindled. What can you do about it?
It’s never too late to get going, but motivation doesn’t come on it’s own. It needs its own planning and the space to appear organically.
Even organic growth needs care and attention
So, if you’ve have found yourself lacking motivation after months of being cooped up – here’s some quick tips:
- What’s your goal?
You can’t find motivation without an end goal. If you were waiting for lockdown to be lifted, then it must be something that you couldn’t do at home. So what was it?
- Accept procrastination
It’s fine to accept that you used lockdown as an excuse for not getting anything done. To get past that, you must listen to what that habit is telling you.
- What did you wish you were doing?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and you shouldn’t turn your back on it. It can teach you a surprising amount.
So, when you were at home what was it that you wished you were doing? Was it to reach for the promotion that you were so close to getting before the office shut down? Well, it’s rarely too late to do something about it, and it’s important to remember that it wasn’t just you who had to press pause on life.
If the entire world shut down at some point, there is room for us all to pick up where we left off before the pandemic took over.
<h3> Take back control </h3>
If you’re in the unfortunate situation where things have been taken out of your hands, you can still take back control. It’s still not too late. A job may pass you, but you were great at that job and coronavirus will not take that away from you.
This is an extremely unique situation that we’ve found ourselves in. If you think that you should have found that motivation instantly because lockdown had been lifted, there is still some work to be done.
Give yourself the time to adjust back to normal life and your drive and motivation will soon grow and evolve again.
Thanks to The Telegraph for the inspiration on motivation during Lockdown.
Take a look at our full guide to motivation