There are times in our lives where we might find ourselves unmotivated. This lack of motivation can show up as our un-interest in work, carelessness in taking care of our health, neglect of our talents and hobbies or a general feeling of "meh" towards life.
And this continues to be a vicious cycle, the less you care, the less you care. We are intelligent people driven by our own convictions. Just because we're expected to care about our jobs, just because media tells us we need to come in a certain shape, just because we feel guilty or pressured about something does not mean that we will.
The key to us actually feeling excited or motivated to do something comes from our ability to connect it to a value or goal that means something to us. Anti-smoking organisations used to focus on the health dangers of smoking in an attempt to get smokers to quit. But smokers already knew those dangers. It was after extensive research that those organisations realised that this generation is more motivated to quit smoking to save their children than themselves. It was only after they got into the head of the smoker, that the numbers improved.
The same applies to us all, the thing you dread doing, you would rush to do if there was a good reason. And it is not that we are not all capable of doing incredible things, it is just that we need to know ourselves enough to know what matters to us, what makes us feel alive, what our live purpose is and what we believe will be worth our while in the end.
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in