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4 Simple Steps To Go From Unmotivated To Ass-Kicking

In this 4-step article, I'm excited to share with you an approach to go from bleh to yeh!

That was corny, but I hope you will at least consider this as one way to move past your current predicament of feeling lazy and unmotivated.

I've experienced all of these feelings at one point or another in my life, and I still do sometimes. I have a feeling you do too.

So let's get past the stigma around these feelings. It's okay to feel lazy!

I'm confident that if you follow these steps and actually do them (that's right, not just read them) you will move from unmotivated into meaningful action.

So, let's begin.

Step 1: Establish awareness and stop beating yourself up about having the feelings.

You do this by being non-judgmentally aware of your predicament.

We all know how devastating it can be to not achieve a goal. But if we add on to that the feeling of self-loathing, self-scrutiny, and getting down on one self, it's just fuel to the fire. So we're going to stop doing that here.

Remember, you are not that which you experience. You are the awareness inside - the light shining down on those feelings - not the feelings themselves.

Let go of all the negative energy around these feelings. Did you know that the more you beat yourself up for having these feelings, the more you will feel them?

Just say to yourself, "okay, I am feeling lazy, unmotivated, stuck, and that's okay. I won't feel like this forever. It's just temporary, and I know I'll get past this. Therefore, I'm not going to beat myself up for it. If I'm going to lounge around, I'll at least do it in style. I'll at least be present while I do it."

Now that you have presence, you're ready to move to the next step.

Step 2: Focus your presence on the future by creating a two-column list.

Now that we have awareness, we're going to shift it to something more productive.

This part is simple and it will only take a few minutes. But it's crucial to moving through your current state of feeling unmotivated.

Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. If you're feeling so lazy you can't get a piece of paper, that's fine. Use the device you're reading this on.

Title one column Who I'm meant to become and another column Who I would become.

The idea here is to spend a minute or two on each column, listing the life you want to create if everything works out for you - the things, the feelings,