Apathy is generally described as a lack of interest or enthusiasm.
When you are apathetic you tend to lose interest in being around others or doing things you enjoy.
Important: Long-term apathy can be a sign of mental illness. If you have felt apathetic for an extended period or are having harmful thoughts, please seek professional help.
If however, your apathy is more general and you are looking to understand and overcome your lack of motivation, then read on.
There are many things that can cause us to lose our motivation and become apathetic in life. If you are in a job that is killing your soul or a relationship that makes you unhappy, over time you can lose the will to show up in life with energy and enthusiasm.
So how do we overcome apathy?
Turning Apathy Into Inspired Action – 3 Ways To Motivate Yourself Now
1. Admit the issue
Acceptance is always the first step in making a change in anything in life. In order to shift out of your current circumstance first, you must accept and understand it. Stop running from the truth and embrace that you are not where you want to be.
2. Commit to yourself
Understand what is causing your apathy is and take responsibility for it. Deal with your personal issues. Make a commitment to yourself that you deserve more out of life than you are currently allowing due to your apathy.
3. Make a plan
Once you are committed to change it’s time to make a plan. What do you need to do to find your motivation again? Do you need to quit your job or leave your relationship? Perhaps you need to adjust your diet. Are you eating enough of the right foods? Try to decrease stimulants like caffeine and sugar. Learn to meditate, start to exercise. All of these simple changes will put you back in the driver’s seat of your life and make a great difference in your feeling of apathy.
Although it’s hard to hear, the reality is no one is coming to save you from yourself. If you want to make a change and step back into your greatness you have to do decide and commit to it every day.
That said, it doesn’t need to be hard! All you have to do is take one step at a time and keep focusing on the person you want to be.
Have you ever had a time in your life when you felt unmotivated? How did you change it? Share your ideas in the comments below!