Motivation can be hard to gather at times so the last thing a person wants to experience once they have it is to lose it and then have to struggle to regain it once again.

In previous blogs, we have gone over several tips, tricks and strategies that can be used to boost motivation. Today’s topic falls along the lines of motivation as well. However, instead of going over ways to boost motivation, we will be going over some of the key factors that commonly cause a lack of motivation.

If you think about it, avoiding a lack of motivation is likely much simpler to do in the long run than having to boost your motivation over and over again. It’s much easier to avoid a lack of motivation when you know what some of the common causes are.

Check out these common causes for a lack of motivation…

1. Depression

Depression can cause many issues in a person’s life. Unfortunately, a lack of motivation would be one of these things. The worst part about it would likely be the fact that a lack of motivation leads to little getting done. As a result, people often become even more depressed. Before long, a vicious cycle is created.

2. Too Much Stress

Aside from the health concerns and the emotional toll that stress can cause to a person, it can also cause people to lose their motivation rather quickly. For this reason, as hard as it may be, it is important that you try to avoid stress triggers whenever possible.

3. Bad Habits

There are a lot of bad habits that can lead to a lack of motivation. One of the most common would be the habit of procrastination. Unfortunately, procrastination involves little effort so it also involves little reward. Learning to prioritize and not put important tasks off is absolutely essential when it comes to avoiding a lack of motivation.

4. Low Self-Esteem/Self-Worth

Having low self-esteem or low self-worth makes many areas in life more complicated than they need to be. Maintaining motivation would be one of these areas. If you don’t feel good about yourself, the chances of you creating a good life for yourself are slim. Luckily, there are many different ways to improve self-esteem as well as self-worth. One of the simplest would be the use of affirmations.

5. Fear Being In Control

Past failures often lead people into lives that are ruled by the fear of another failure. The fear of failure tends to dwindle away motivation at a rapid pace. Learn to let go of your previous mistakes. None of us are perfect. Learn your lesson and then move on.

6. Taking On Too Much At Once

We would all love to be able to handle everything all at the same time. However, just because super heroes can do it in the movies doesn’t mean that we can. We all have our limits and it is important that we respect those limits. Neglecting to do so will lead to nothing more than becoming overwhelmed which will eventually lead to a lack of motivation.

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