Did you know that your astrological sign can give you some clues as to what may be de-motivating?
While avoiding your zodiac sign’s de-motivating situations may not always be possible, you can learn astrology-proven ways to find your motivation again.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
If an activity or project doesn’t keep you entertained, then you’re bound to quit it. Your motivation will plummet if you can’t use your skills and if you feel like you’re moving too slowly.
To motivate yourself, try making the activity into a game. Consider racing a friend to see who can clean a room of the apartment the fastest or setting a timer to see how quickly you can accomplish the task.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You lose motivation when plans suddenly change. Maybe you were supposed to have lunch with a friend but found out you had to go into work during your break, which just threw off your whole day.
Complications like these make you frustrated, and you’re less likely to devote the same amount of effort to a project or assignment if it’s too complicated. To combat this, focus on the things that aren’t changing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
When given too many options, your motivation tanks. You get nervous, not knowing what to do, and you can’t make a decision. So, you don’t. You sit back and let someone else take the wheel for a while.
To take control of this situation, though, all you need to do is trust your instincts. Your gut knows a lot about you, so trust that it can make a good decision that you can stick with.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Since you’re a bit pessimistic, you lose motivation when things seem too difficult. You automatically think the worst and assume you will fail, so you don’t try.
This mindset is dangerous, and you should fight it by encouraging yourself – reminding yourself of your talents. You’ll feel more secure in your abilities and be able to demonstrate them if you believe in yourself.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Being the center of attention is important to you, so any time you’re ignored can affect your motivation.
You rely on the energy others give you as the confident extrovert you are, and you’re less productive when people aren’t giving you the attention you need.
If you feel unmotivated, seek out a friend for some conversation and attention.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
You might get de-motivated when you feel overwhelmed. If there’s too much to do and it seems like you’ll never, ever finish, then you’re pretty much done.
You feel defeated and don’t know what to do. Instead of worrying about the big task at hand, break up the task into smaller, more manageable, tasks. That way, you’ll be prepared to face the day.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
You don’t see the point in living if you’re living just like everyone else in the world.
Conformity is a curse, and you’re not motivated to do anything if there’s a set of rules telling you what to do and how to act.
Breaking out of the box and making your own rules is a great way to express your creativity and get your motivation flowing again.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Not being able to prove something makes you lose interest in it. Your motivation to learn about a topic will diminish if you discover there are no real facts about it.
While there’s nothing wrong with seeking out the truth, to save what’s left of your motivation, you might want to accept emotions and some opinions as temporary truths.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Type A people bore you because you’re not a planner. Your motivation dwindles as soon as the nitty gritty details come up in the conversation.
You don’t want to discuss where the best parking is; you’ll figure that out when you get there!
Even if you have to sift through some details, leave parts of the trip up to chance.
That will increase your motivation and feed your inner extrovert.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Almost anything can crush your motivation, but you maintain your self-control.
However, if your family is with you, encourages you or is your source of inspiration, then your motivation will be higher than ever before.
Your family really does give you your strength, so be sure to rely on them when you can for motivation.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
People telling you no is a huge de-motivator.
You have big dreams about saving the world, and being told that your cause isn’t justified, funded or appreciated makes you understandably upset.
Instead of focusing on your limitations, focus on what you can do to make a difference in the world.
You’ll be more motivated to fight for causes that actually change the world.
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
You’re a fearful fish, so you become de-motivated when facing scary situations.
Of course, what scares you may vary, but it’s likely to be intense social environments, loud places, etc.
You don’t want to deal with your fears (I mean, who does?), but you’ll do it to help others.
Therefore, you can get back your motivation if you tell yourself you’re doing something for the greater good.