What can you do to increase your motivation?
Do you need to change your emotional state? Maybe, for some reason, you have lost your motivation and are simply not sure of the reason?
Maybe you need to change your environment and the people you are with, or work out what’s important to you- your values.
You can look at it two ways.
- You can look at the situation from a conscious level and ask yourself “Why am I not motivated?
- Alternatively, you could work on the unconscious mind – your values, your beliefs and whether those are aligned with what you want to do and with your goals.
In this week’s video we consider these questions from an NLP perspective both at a conscious and unconscious level. Watch the video and think about what you can do to feel motivated.
In NLP, one of the filters that our mind uses at an really unconscious level are our meta-programmes. One of these is a meta-programme is called a “sameness/difference” one. It is about whether you like to do things the same way all of the time, or whether you like to do things differently all the time. This is a spectrum so – my preference is to do things mainly the same – so NLP Coaching and Training, and within that to have differences. I think during the Lockdown we all had that feeling of everything being the same over all the time. This resulted in me feeling quite unmotivated but, when I started thinking about my new goals, I felt really motivated. I wanted to take action and thought “I’m going to get this done” and it felt really empowering.
That’s a little personal experience of mine about what makes me feel unmotivated and what gets me motivated.
However I want to ask you the question – Are you motivated at the moment?
If not, what would motivate you?
At a conscious level, it’s about personal awareness. Take note of what you are doing and whether it motivates you or not. If it does motivate you, do more of it.. If it reduces your motivation, either stop or do less of it.
Often, if you are struggling with motivation it’s usually something that is going on at a unconscious level. This then results in you not getting your goals, and maybe you are not enjoying your life to the full.
If this is you and you’d like some help with this then I discuss what is happening with you in a free 1/2 hour session. You can book an appointment here or my phone number is 07973 635102. Give me a call and we can see what’s going on for you and start that process of getting you motivated again.
See you next week
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