It happens to all of us from time to time… we just wake up lacking the energy to do anything…

Not wanting to go out of bed, not wanting to stay in it either. That's normal. That's the stuff of life, so to speak.

What is NOT normal is getting attached to a lack of energy and motivation. What is NOT normal is to continuously talk yourself out of doing anything at all. But what do you do when all the drive inside of you has disappeared?

Try Raising Your Self Motivation With these Simple Techniques:

1. The worst-case scenario

We have all been told that envisioning success is an excellent motivator. Now, why not try the exact opposite? Why not envision a future that is bleak, hopeless and stripped off all happiness and success? Why not envision yourself living eternally in a rut where a sense of accomplishment and hope are non-existent?

The feelings of desolation are enormous. That’s pretty scary, right?

Few people realize that they already own a one-way ticket towards this very outcome. Choices you make every day based on either being motivated to accomplish what you set out to do or ignoring your goals and becoming distracted in the non-essential day-to-day minutia.

Turn your life around and work for a goal. Now, that is getting motivated.

2. Set a date for change and commit to it

Change must come to everyone of us. Sometimes it is forced upon us, sometimes we choose when it will happen. It is always much more preferable to have control over the change that is upon us.

If the change you are seeking requires a specific date on the calendar, then set it…

Make a huge, red circle around the date and stick with it. Let this serve as a motivator to start doing the things you should have done weeks, months or years ago. Let this chosen date serve as the new beginning of your life.

3. Don’t lose sight of your goals

It is easy to lose your focus when there is too much distraction around. Whether it's the kids, clutter at your work area, Twitter or Facebook, you will find that these simple things remind you of other things that can drive your concentration away from the task at hand.

To prevent yourself from killing your self motivation, always try to stick with your goals and shut out whatever it is that it trying to pull you in another direction.

4. Break the routine

When you're doing the same thing every day, sooner or later, the enthusiasm you once had for your daily routine will drain out of you…

No matter how passionate you were with your work, project, or goal when you were just beginning, you will suffer from lack of motivation once your body senses that it is performing the same tasks day in and day out.

Don’t be afraid to break the routine once in a while. Quit work for a full day. Stop doing your routine for a week. Take a month-long vacation. Take on a new hobby for a year.

These can help energize you and rekindle your drive. And while you're taking your break from your routine, anticipate the resurgence of energy you once had by the time you get back to work.

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