We can all have those days or weeks in our lives when feeling tired and unmotivated seems to take over our lives. I have these feelings and it is hard to get through them and find your focus again.
It isn’t about feeling happy twenty-four hours a day, it is more about getting into a groove that you can focus on the tasks you need to do and not find, come to the end of the day, your to-do list looks as long as it did in the morning!
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What To Do When You Are Feeling Tired And Unmotivated
There are things that you can do that will help to refocus your mind, some will work others won’t. It is about trying different things and finding the right solution for you.
- Doctor: The first stop you should make is to your doctor, get a checkup to make sure that there isn’t a medical problem that is making you feel like this. I have an under active thyroid and I know that it can play havoc with so many different areas of my life and health!
- Water: There are so many different guidelines on how much water you should drink a day. I know that my own body changes and how I feel changes when I compare myself and my moods with the amount of water I have consumed. The more I drink the better I feel and the more I am able to do!
- Eat Healthy: I know that if I make poor quality food choices it can send me into a downward spiral. I know calories aren’t created equal and even though this is a shame, eating healthily does make me feel better on the inside and my mood and motivation changes. It is difficult to make those choices but they are worth it!
- Exercise: I know the last thing you want to hear when you are feeling tired and unmotivated is to get some exercise, but truly this does help. Sometimes, I have to force myself out of the door to take my dogs out, but I always feel better for it!
- Talking: Talking to someone and telling them how you feel is important. Don’t suffer in silence, it can make you feel worse. Choose a person that you can trust and just tell them how you feel. Sometimes, just speaking those words can help you identify what is making you feel so low and can help to improve your mood.
- Writing: Putting your thoughts on paper is a great way to unclog your head. Sometimes we just have too much stuff going round and round that it just needs a way out. Writing gives those thoughts a voice and it can ease the pressure, therefore making you feel more motivated. Writing in a journal allows you to have a place where you can write those thoughts down, somewhere private just for you!
- Self-Talk: This is not as easy as it sounds, it is not about telling yourself to get moving, it is about replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. I have looked on the negative side of things for too long, when I feel myself doing this within, I am focusing on changing the negative to a positive and I am noticing a difference, I feel better and I am more motivated to get things done.
- Time: Giving yourself time is important. You need time to unwind and to not think about things. Giving yourself permission to have some down time might be all that you need. There is nothing better than knowing you have 30 minutes to yourself to relax and do nothing!
- Take Stock: Sometimes, you need to sit back and think about what is going on. Is there something you want to change in your life? Do you feel that you haven’t been paying attention to what you want in life? It might be time to look at where you are and where you want to be and make a plan.
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Motivating You To Take Action
One thing you must remember, feeling tired and unmotivated isn’t going to take you towards your goals.
You have to find a way that sparks your fire and your drive to feel determined and happy with your life. After all, you only get one chance at life so making the best of it is important.
You have to take the steps to find out what helps you. When you look deeper into the cause of the problem it might surprise you!
I have noticed, when I’m scared to move forward, I self-sabotage my efforts with poor food choices, reducing the water and refusing to exercise. Taking stock of the situation is important and stopping the cycle is hard but not impossible.
What is your best tip when you are feeling tired and unmotivated? Comment below!
Therefore, if you are feeling tired and unmotivated try figuring out what is blocking you from feeling motivated and energized to tackle your daily tasks? Don’t give up, keep fighting, you will get there!
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