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Top 3 Reasons for Demotivation & How to Get Reinvigorated


Have you ever felt demotivated at work, or in life in general? Trust me; we’ve all been there! Sometimes we get burnt out and need to reset our depleted energy levels. Check out my top three reasons for demotivation, and my tips on how to get back on track.

Top 3 Reasons for Demotivation & How to Get Reinvigorated


Lack of Growth Opportunities

At work, if you can’t see a career path for yourself in your current role, you may start to feel resentment for your workplace, and that negative energy will eat away at you until you lose your motivation. If you don’t see any hope, you will soon start to think, “what’s the point?” And you’re right. We should always strive for growth so that we don’t feel disillusioned with life. Talk to your boss, and if there isn’t a set career path for your role, work with them to create one. If they don’t take the time to listen or help, seriously consider applying for other jobs, relocate for your dream job, or take some online classes to build up your skillset and forge your own path.

If you find yourself feeling stagnant in your personal life, take a step back and evaluate why you may be feeling this way. Do you have any hobbies? Are you pursuing them? If you aren’t, sign up for that class you’ve always wanted to take, write your memoirs, travel the world. Whatever it is that will push you outside of your comfort zone and change your life’s conversation for the better – do that!

Being Overworked

It’s hard to say no to your boss, your kids, or your partner. But sometimes you simply can’t handle anything else being piled on your plate. I encourage you to practice saying “no” to people. This has been one of the greatest lessons I ’ve learned (and am still learning). You have to value your me time so that you can revive yourself to be a powerful coworker, mother, and partner.

Ask your boss for help delegating a big project. Tag-teaming is usually a great way to accomplish prominent projects more efficiently. Ask your kids or partner for more help with house chores. Remember that everything doesn’t have to fall on you. Learn to say no and learn to delegate.

Not Feeling Valued or Appreciated

A simple “thank you” is such a small but meaningful gesture. If you find yourself in a work situation or relationship where you aren’t being valued or appreciated, that’s a big reason why you may be feeling demotivated.

Take your coworkers, boss or partner aside and have an open and honest conversation with them about how you’re feeling. Hopefully, they will be receptive, and together you can work on a plan for remedying this situation. If the conversation doesn’t go as you hope, stand up for yourself and find a solution which ensures you will feel valued and appreciated.

When you’re feeling demotivated, you have to force a significant change in your life to break out of the rut. It can be scary, but at the end of the day, it’s YOUR life! You have to do whatever it takes to be happy. So make a plan, make a change and stay positive. You deserve it!

What’s the biggest change you’ve ever gone through? Tweet me @lorenridigner.