Inertia is a feeling of not wanting to act. It usually stems from poor time management skills and poor organization skills.

Usually when a person makes sure they are aiming for a goal which is good for them which they are committed to and they learn how to properly manage their time and workspace, then they tend to suffer less from a feeling of inertia.

These time-management and organization skills can’t be learned overnight as they take a lot of practice, but everyone can find their own way through inertia with a bit of effort.

You just need to find a way that best suits you in organizing your life rather than following someone else’s goals for you.

However, the following tips should help you to find your motivation again and get over your inertia.

1. Take control

No matter who you are, everyone suffers from inertia sometimes. Never fear - you can turn that around. Do it before inertia takes over your life you need to act.

Take control of the tasks that need doing. There is no magic wand; there are no magic pixies that live in your office or kitchen and will help you in doing this.

That might sound negative, but it’s best that you face up to this realization now.

Make up your mind to take action today. Right now. Those tasks you’re trying to avoid won’t go away so you may as well face them now.

2. Be Positive

Only by turning around negative words and actions to positive words and actions will you cure inertia. You need to take personal control of the tasks that need doing no matter if they're at work or at home.

3. Recognize self-defeating behavior and its associated thinking

Try to work out why you actually lack motivation and ask yourself what you gain from the inertia: probably nothing, so now is the time to change all that: right here, right now.

If you’re honest with yourself, you are the only one preventing you moving forward toward your goals.

4. Own up

The first step toward overcoming inertia is to admit that you have a problem and try to determine its cause. One of the best ways to achieve this is to look at yourself in the mirror and formally state what it is that is holding you back from accomplishing the task that you are in fact delaying.

It could be that you’re scared you’ll fail; it could even be that you’re afraid you’ll succeed. There is always a reason for inertia if you’re honest with yourself.

Remember, when you say your reasons out loud you own them and they become real. Honesty is the best policy and in order to resolve inertia in your life you need to be honest and avoid the trap of negative self talk.

5. Be realistic

You may have convinced yourself that the people who seem to get everything done and never fall behind are superhuman beings, but they’re not. They’re just better organized and more focused than you.

6. Set goals

If you’re going to get over your inertia, you need to make realistic goals. Identify what tasks you need to do. Make your goal something realistic.

What can you really do?

Also ensure that you have the right equipment to complete your tasks; don't set yourself up for failure where you know you can't succeed without the tools. Keep in mind that you need to keep lists of when the deadlines are due and how you're going to finish them.

These few pointers should help you to overcome inertia and get on with what needs to be done.

Author's Bio: 

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and sustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limited time only at: stay motivated