Motivational Tools You Can Use When You Find Yourself Energy Depleted

What do you do when you find yourself energy depleted? Let’s say you’ve decided to make a change in your life; to go in a different direction. But you find yourself unable to move forward. You just can’t seem to bring yourself to do what needs to be done.

And to make matters worse, you allow yourself to get easily distracted, pushing you in the wrong direction. When you combine that with so little energy, how are you possibly going to make the change?

Well, to begin, you need to realize the battle is all in your mind. You are fighting yourself. There is a war going on. And, you seem to be losing it. If you want to move forward in a different direction, you have to go outside your comfort zone. That is painful and requires more energy.

Thankfully, there is a different part of the Motivation Toolbox designed specifically for that situation. Tools and techniques to refuel your spirit.

Let’s take a look:

Fixing Yourself When You Are Energy Depleted

Techniques And Strategies:

  • Small Steps - One way a person sabotages themselves is by not dividing a goal into smaller steps. So this is where we start. Divide the goal into smaller steps. Divide into steps so small, you cannot fail to accomplish it. Master this strategy and you will reach amazing heights. Especially if you also combine it with The Slight Edge Philosophy and The 5 Second Rule.
  • What If? Strategy - This is one of the motivation techniques of David Goggins when he feels his energy depleted. David is considered by many to be the toughest man in the world. He has just an amazing story. Others have used this technique as well, but probably not to the extent David has. You ask yourself, "What if I accomplish this goal." You then think of all the benefits of achieving your goal. If the benefits are strong enough, it's amazing what obstacles you can overcome.
  • Everything Is Figureoutable - This phrase comes from Marie Forleo and is the title of her new book. If you take this phrase to heart and apply it, your life will improve dramatically.
  • If Then - The purpose of this technique is to prepare yourself for an upcoming situation that you want to control by your response to a cue. You want to achieve a short-term goal.
    you accomplish this by establishing a situation so that you  automatically respond to a cue.
  • Gratitude - This technique can be use globally to enjoy more feelings of happiness and to also help a person begin the steps of getting  out of a downward spiral they find themselves in. This could be the easiest tool to use when you are energy depleted.
  • Affirmations and Quotes - Quotes from successful people shows you a way of thinking that helped to lead them to their success. If you think the same thoughts and take the same actions, you can find success faster if you try to reinvent the wheel. It may cut years off your journey to success. Quotes give you wisdom, affirmations help you turn that wisdom into action.
  • Don't Break The Chain - Believe it or not, Jerry Seinfield is credited with creating this technique. He was asked by another comedian if you could give some advice for success. He said, "He said write one joke per day. Just one. Then each day you write a new joke, put a red X on your calendar. But here is the key.... Do not break the chain of red X’s." Many people have tried it with great success.
  • Modeling - This is where you find someone who has accomplished your goal already. You find out what they did and you do what they did. You will likely get the same results they did.
  • Triggers - Have you noticed when you come into contact with a particular item, you always react the same way? That item is a trigger for a certain reaction. That happens all the time. And you can use that cause and effect relationship to get yourself moving in a certain direction. This is one of the two easiest tools to use when you are energy depleted. The other is the tool of Gratitude.
  • Visualization - This is one of the oldest motivation techniques. And it works with David Goggin's What If  technique. But there is a key to making it work really well. And that key is detail. The more detail you provide, the better the results. That includes whatever you can include from all of your senses. Color, smell, sounds, touch, etc. Again, the more, the better.
  • Callousing Your Mind - This is another motivation technique from David Goggins. It is one of the most difficult to implement. You force yourself to do things you don't want to do. A saying David adheres to is "If it doesn't suck, we don't do it." Start with something easy and work your way up to the more difficult goals. By doing this, you are callousing your mind to accept the difficult, obstacle laden goals.
  • The Cookie Jar - This motivation technique, too, is from David Goggins. In the cookie jar you put all the obstacles you overcame as well as the goals you achieved. By doing this, you are able when you are going through a particular hard time to reach into the jar, pull something out that reminds you of tough times you overcame. Times that show you are a lot tougher than you might have felt just before reaching into the cookie jar. continue your journey thanks to that reminder.
  • I'm Excited - Many times your mind interprets fear when in fact you are excited. So right before you do something where there will be tension, say to yourself a few times, "I'm excited. I'm excited." You can even use the 5 Second Rule method in conjunction with this technique.
  • Motivational/Inspirational Movies Or Songs - Songs are amazing. Especially when you are energy depleted. They affect you emotionally, and they do it instantly. Some of them are so motivating. And movies, too, or at least some of them. Find the ones that move you and use them when you need more energy. David Goggins listened to one song the 18 hours he was breaking the world record for pull ups. His was from the movie Rocky. What is yours?

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