There can be many causes of low motivation and energy.
Sometimes you can feel completely unmotivated to do anything. Getting things done at work and home is a challenge. You can find there is little balance in your life – you stop cooking meals, find it difficult to exercise – overall lacking the necessary willpower or energy to start a particular task. Your energy then gets used up, or re-routed to indulge in something effortless like entertainment or food. Very quickly you can find yourself in a vicious cycle.
Causes of Motivational Issues
Talking to one of our team can help to pinpoint what is causing your lack of motivation. For example, it might be:
- Social rejection – you think nobody would care either way
- Feelings of isolation
- Needs are neglected – you need to eat to feel well and you need to move your body daily
- Lots of decisions to make – this can cause fatigue and exhaustion
- Depression and other Mental Health Illnesses – low motivation can be a symptom of mental health issues.
There can be many causes of low motivation and energy, don’t let this go on for so long that your work, family, and well-being are affected adversely.
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