You are just demotivated, not lazy

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like doing work. You might want to stay in bed and sleep in. You might want to shirk your responsibilities and do as little as possible.

You might feel that this means you are being lazy. However, this just means that you are lacking motivation.

It’s normal to feel like this from time to time when you are too tired or unsure of what to do. But this should not become your default state.

If you struggle to get up in the morning or doing work, you might be lacking motivation. You have no reason to get up early or commit or try your hardest.

So, what should you do?

It’s time to find your motivation. When you have a reason why everything becomes easier.

How do you do this? Consider your goal. If you could only accomplish this one thing, what would you want it to be?

This can lead you to your true motivation. If you want to support your family, there is your reason for getting up and giving your best. If you want to write a book or make a film, there is your motivation for getting more done.

Once we connect with our true motives, we see that our so-called laziness fades away. It’s not that we never want to sleep in or work less, but we find that there is always something pulling us forward, something that inspires us to keep moving.

Sometimes, even if you feel motivated, you might find that energy is lacking. This happens when you are too tired and your body needs rest before moving on or when you are facing another personal issue.

In this case, you might need to get help before your motivation can truly push you forward. But in many situations, getting inspired is enough.

Your motivation is what will help you keep going even if things are hard. And when you find yourself feeling “lazy” again, ask yourself: what do you want? How can you reconnect with your motivation?