Even Christians need to know how to get motivated in whatever they’re doing. This is especially true if you have conditions such as depression or anxiety. I know there are many days when I get up and I just don’t really feel like doing anything.
Some days you just plain feel lazy and that’s okay unless you have important projects to get done on schedule. Then it’s important to get motivated to get up and do something.
Do You Have a Lack of Motivation?
I do. In fact, I go through this frequently.
Medical Conditions Causing Lack of Motivation
I have a couple of medical conditions with side effects of depression and anxiety. Sometimes it gets really annoying; other times I just throw my hands in the air and simply give in to the laziness. And that’s not really great when you’re trying to build a business.
Some of my lack of motivation comes from not really knowing what I’m supposed to be doing with myself. You’d think I’d know at my age (63 at the time of this post!). After I lost my last full-time job I ended up at home on permanent disability. I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing since then.
How to Get Motivated After Failures
I’ve had a couple of home businesses that I had to shut down due to increased physical and medical conditions. My continuous brain fog and pain didn’t bode well with those businesses.
Now with my t-shirt business, I started out all excited about it then fell into a slump. My brother was suddenly killed and my motivation to do anything went right out the window.
I’ve started to do a little more with it lately as far as writing, designing, making ads, and marketing it more.
I Just Need That One Sale to Get Motivated!
But, I think my periodic lack of motivation now comes from not enough sales yet and that gets pretty frustrating. Sometimes just learning to be patient can be how to get motivated!
It’s kind of like when you’re watching a sports game and the team’s losing because they haven’t scored yet. But then, as soon as they get on the scoreboard, they get motivated to move. They may even end up winning the game because they just got that little bit of motivation.
What Things Do You Need to Get Motivated to Do?
What are some things you may need some motivation to do? Well, cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking are some household things you might need to get motivated to do.
If you work from home, you may always need motivation to get things done. Some of those things may be writing, marketing, creating emails or newsletters; things that you have to do yourself if you don’t have the funds to outsource.
One of the ways that I’ve found motivation is by chatting with people in a couple of Facebook groups related to my business. Another is chatting with some of the people I go to church with and I get some encouragement from them.
One of the best ways to get motivated is just by talking to Jesus; simply asking God for motivation in Jesus name, to get my mindset more on creating new blog posts, designing new shirts, and marketing.
And, of course, another great way is just by reading the Bible.
How to Get Motivated Reading Bible Verses
There are many great motivational passages and scriptures in the Bible that can actually teach you how to find motivation and also provide cross references to other passages about motivation. Here are some of my favorites from the New Kings James Bible:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.”
“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.”
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”