How to Get Your Motivation Back When It Has Left the Building

How to Get Your Motivation Back When It Has Left the Building

When people struggle with motivation to get things done, they often are not feeling like they are achieving what they want in life. It is hard to find motivation once it has left until you identify what happened to cause it to leave in the first place. It is normal to lack motivation because everybody struggles with feeling like they are stuck or not able to move forward. If you are in a place where you feel motivation has up and gone, try these methods to re-energize your mind and body to get back in the game.

Diet and Wellness

One of the key factors many people miss when looking at personal motivation is diet. Eating tons of sugar, carbs, and caffeine is going to keep people feeling sluggish and unmotivated. If you are an emotional eater, it can become a vicious cycle. If you indulge unhealthy behavior, this makes motivation feel like it has gone out the window. Some healthier behaviors to try instead:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat fruits and veggies
  • Stay away from sugars
  • Find healthy snacks to eat throughout the day

Eating healthy can shift motivation and energy to get through the day. Once you eat better foods, you will start to feel like you can conquer anything that comes your way.


Waiting is hard when you just want to get things done. If you are someone who has high aspirations, you may feel like waiting for things to shift into place for the time to be right can be brutal. Impatience can kill motivation very quickly. Sometimes, things don’t work out like they should and cause setbacks. In recovery, patience is a virtue. Take time to look at small ways you can take steps towards your goals and find hope in the waiting.

Waiting for the reboot on your motivation can be frustrating if you feel like you are not getting where you want to go. Recovery is a lifelong journey. Welcome to the ride of your life. Not everything will happen all at once, sometimes not at all. The key is to think about what you want, review your life, and see where to make changes so you can start getting motivated again to move forward in life. You may also consider seeking mental health support if you are struggling, including medication, or changes to it, so you feel like you can go forward in recovery. There is

hope on the other side, it just takes time to get there. With patience and hope, you’ll find your footing and start to see results before you know it.

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