Motivation is a key part of being creative, productive, and happy. Motivation is what makes us do things, and when we do things, we create movement, growth, and change. We feel involved, creative, and important. We feel powerful when we see how we can change the world. We do more of what we love. All of this gives us a reason to live and makes us happy.
Snow is a lot like frustration.
Most of us only have one idea of how to turn frustration into motivation, so when we’re not motivated, we tend to think we have the same problem. Inhibition is a group of problems with many different types. When you only have one type of inhibition, you will always use the same old methods when you don’t feel like doing something. These plans work for many people like this:
- Set goals
- sleep well
- Well-balanced food and healthy meals
- And keep going.
- Set up checks for accountability that will pay you back.
- And use to-do lists to organize your life.
- have a healthy diet
Most of the time, these strategies don’t help, and in some cases, they can even make you feel worse.
1. Fear of not getting enough
When you are afraid, a part of you wants to stop moving forward, even if you have chosen to go to the place you are afraid of. Fear slows you down and makes you cautious, which can be good for you, but sometimes your fears are based on your imagination rather than an accurate assessment of the risks in your real life. Even if you also want to move on, if your fear is strong enough, the part of you that wants to keep you safe can stop you from moving forward in a good and safe place if your fear is strong enough.
2. You’re upset because you’ve set the wrong goals.
We all have an inner self and a social self. Your core self is the part of you that is spontaneous, creative, fun, and knows what’s most important to you. Your social self grows from the moment you are born. It learns the rules of the tribe and works hard to keep you safe by making you follow the “rules.”
3. The lack of clarity is making you angry.
If you don’t say what you want in a clear way, you won’t have a clear picture of your future. We like what is familiar, so we avoid what is new and unclear and stick with what is known and make it new. If you don’t know what you want to do, it makes sense that you won’t be motivated to do anything because you’d rather stay in your current, comfortable life.
People often say that setting goals, making plans, and organizing structures are great ways to get motivated, improve mental health, and have a good mood every day. I’ve learned that it can be a good way to deal with some kinds of frustration. Find out what makes you mad and start dealing with it in a certain way.