Motivation: What Influences It and How to Reignite your Drive


Finding and keeping motivation in a busy world can be tough. Today I’m diving into the reasons behind motivational dips and offering holistic remedies to get our drive back. We’ll explore how our emotional and physical states, our sense of purpose, and our mindset all play a role in motivation.

Emotional and Physical Wellbeing: Twin Pillars of Motivation

When feeling down due to stress, anxiety, or just not being yourself, it can seriously affect your motivation. But taking proactive steps to address your emotional well-being can do wonders for rejuvenating your drive. Engaging in physical activity, whether it’s hitting the gym or dancing to your favourite tunes, is a powerful way to shift your mood and boost motivation.

Recognising the importance of emotional well-being in the motivation game opens up new possibilities. By identifying and addressing emotional roadblocks, you can clear the way for renewed energy and initiative.

The Role of Physical Health in Fuelling Motivation

Let’s not forget about the importance of physical wellbeing—it’s just as crucial as our emotional health. Whether it’s burning the midnight oil or indulging in unhealthy eating habits, these physical factors can really weigh us down.

That’s why I’m a big advocate for self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s like giving your motivation a boost of energy! I challenge you to assess if physical fatigue is hindering your motivation. Feeling like you’re running on empty? It might be time to shake things up.

Simple lifestyle changes, like getting more sleep, eating better, or moving your body more, can have a huge impact on your motivation. Don’t underestimate the power of taking care of your physical well-being—it’s not just beneficial for your body, but it can also supercharge your motivation.

The Power of Purpose and Setting Meaningful Goals

The search for purpose is timeless and can seriously boost your motivation. Ever felt lost or like you’re wandering without direction? That feeling alone can zap your motivation.

But don’t worry! Here’s some advice: start by examining your values—the things that truly matter to you. I’ve even created a handy core values workbook to guide you. It’s like a compass for uncovering your purpose, and you can grab it HERE!

Diving into your values and purpose is like turning on a light in a dark room. Suddenly, you can see what truly matters. And here’s the best part: reflecting on whether your goals align with your passions can reignite your motivation, giving you a fresh, energised vision for the future.

The Critical Role of Community and Mindset in Sustaining Motivation

Community and human connection are vital for motivation. We all need support to stay motivated—it’s hard to go it alone. Surrounding ourselves with negativity or feeling isolated can really dampen our spirits.

That’s why it’s crucial to connect with supportive groups and like-minded individuals. Whether it’s joining a local club, reaching out to friends and family, or engaging with online communities, finding your tribe can provide the encouragement you need.


In today’s digital age, there are endless opportunities for uplifting connections. Don’t hesitate to embrace the motivational boost that comes from human connection and a supportive network.

Flipping the Script on Limiting Beliefs

Negative self-talk and limiting beliefs can really hinder our motivation. They’re like little gremlins in our minds, always ready to sabotage our efforts.

But here’s the good news: we can change the narrative. By cultivating a positive mindset, practicing self-compassion, and showing ourselves kindness, we can overcome those limiting beliefs and boost our motivation.

Embracing a positive outlook and treating ourselves with compassion is key. Our thoughts have a huge impact on our motivation. When we challenge negative self-perceptions and replace them with positivity, the sky’s the limit.

Now it’s Your Turn

Looking at our struggles holistically can do wonders for our motivation. Our emotional and physical well-being, sense of purpose, supportive communities, and empowering mindset—they’re all pieces of the same puzzle.

When we address these aspects together, magic happens. We cultivate a drive and passion that lasts. It’s like building a strong foundation of motivation that can withstand any challenge.

Megan Zischke
Megan Zischke
Passionate Life Coach, Founder of The Wholistic Collective, and Host of The Wholistic Life Podcast. As the visionary behind The Wholistic Collective, Megan cultivates a thriving community through the Wholistic Health Directory, emphasising unity and shared growth.

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