Browsers may block some cookies by default. Click accept to allow advertising partners to use cookies and serve more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.

10 Psychological Facts That Might Explain Why You’re Feeling Unmotivated Today


There's a good chance you're reading this article to procrastinate from doing something more important today. I mean, that's sort of the point of this site, right? But if you're clicking your way through a rabbit hole of viral news stories while wondering how to stop the madness, it's important to look at the source of your behavior. In other words, if you're feeling unmotivated, there's probably a psychological reason why.

The internet is full of "psychology hacks" to help people fix certain mental roadblocks, whether it's being a more likable, sociable person or becoming more successful and happy. But you're not going to get anywhere if you don't pinpoint the "whys" first. Only once you understand why you can't stop looking at Facebook, can you start fixing your issues with feeling more motivated.

Below, a few reasons (backed by science) for why you feel like you can't accomplish anything today.