Everyone has had times in their life where they can’t seem to get anything done. This may be due to a lack of energy, lack of motivation, or a mixture of things occurring in your life. When someone is not working as hard as they used to or being as productive as one would expect them to be, it can be easy to write them off as lazy. However, this can have a negative connotation and offers no solution to the problem. By changing how the person is seen, the root cause of their demotivation can be found, and the proper support can be given to get the person back on track.

Causes of a Lack of Motivation

It is important to note that a lack of motivation is not uncommon. Some people struggle with it from time to time, while others struggle with it for years. There are ways to overcome it, but first, you need to know what is causing it. There can be a variety of reasons, including:

  • Mental health struggles
  • A fixed mindset
  • Not doing enough
  • People pleasing
  • Stress/feeling overwhelmed
  • Exhaustion

It can be easy to label someone as lazy or a procrastinator. However, in most cases, you’ll find that there is a reason that someone is not meeting their usual expectations. Being kind and talking with someone you’ve noticed is falling behind lately can help them understand what is causing their demotivation and inspire them to find ways to get back to their usual selves.

How to Fight Against Demotivation

Once you know what is causing your lack of motivation, you can begin making changes in your life to address it. If you are having trouble with your mental health, consider seeing a counselor. If you are feeling stressed, try prioritizing your schedule and making time for rest and self-care. Other options for fighting against demotivation include:


Laziness is not always what it seems. While it can be easy to be disappointed in someone and write them off as lazy, consider taking a step back and asking if the person is okay. You never know what someone is going through, and being called “lazy” may make their situation worse. At Alta Loma, we have seen various young men struggle with demotivation due to personal problems, and there is commonly an answer that will get them back on track. Everyone goes through periods of demotivation, but how you address the situation makes the difference. Call our team today at (866) 457-3843 to learn more.