8 things to do when you feel down and unmotivated

So many of us have goals and things that we want to achieve in life but sometimes we wake up and just feel like crap. No motivation, no energy and just feeling lost. It’s really hard to get yourself back up.

But, here are some activities that you can do to overcome this feeling.

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  1. Journaling–  Write down on how you feel right now, why are you feeling that way. Allow yourself to feel the emotion and the feeling that you are feeling, wite it down, pour it down on a piece of paper. Then, look at your goals, reflect on the reasons on why you set that particular goal, what made you made that decision to start doing that. For example, you set a goal to read for 20 minutes a day, ask yourself, why I want to do it? Maybe because you wanted to gain more knowledge and learn new words. After you have realigned yourself with the reasons why you wanted to do a certain thing, you will feel motivated again.

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2. Watch a motivational talk. There are plenty of inspiring videos on youtube. Find one and watch it. Sure you will feel much better.

 

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3. Meditate– Close your eyes and just focus on your breathing for 5- 10 minutes.

 

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4. Go for a walk– Go out and take some fresh air. Just be present, look at the beautiful sky, look at the birds flying, look at the colour of trees and leaves, smell the flowers.

 

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5, Exercise- Exercise releases BDNF and when you exercise for 5-10 minutes, you release dopamine that makes you feel good.

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6. Read a good book- Research shows that reading for 6 minutes can stress about 68%. Reading can help us refocus too.

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7. Count your blessings– Write down and just think of 10 things you are grateful for in your life now.

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8. Laugh out loud- Watch a comedy movie/ video, talk to a friend or family member.

 

That ‘s all the tips I have for now.  Thanks for reading, hope it helps. 🙂

 

Random Thoughts – Pain

Hello!

It’s been awhile since I blogged. I missed blogging so much.I was going through a very challenging time.I have been feeling very down and unmotivated. I was telling to myself, I will blog only when I am okay.

Then I realised, if I am sitting here like a victim and hoping that things will be alright and letting negative thoughts to control me, things will not change. I should get up and change my thoughts and take control of life.

I read this article by Robin Sharma on pain and I love what he shared.

Robin Sharma said : ” Open a journal, turn to a fresh white page and pour your pain or pour your confusion, pour your frustration out onto that page. It does something so powerful. It allows for a profound release of what you’re experiencing out onto the written page.

Here’s the key. If you repress and suppress your feelings of anger, of sadness, of disappointment, all of those lower energy feelings, if you keep them inside, they not only build up toxicity, and they build up resentment and frustration, but those are the very things that lead to inflammation that creates disease. 

Process the pain. Write it down and let it go. Don’t sleep with your pain inside you, release it.If you don’t feel like writing then talk to a good friend who understands you. You will feel better.

It’s normal to feel down, uninspired or sad, but we have choices. We can either let things control us or we control them. We can’t control situations, but we can control how we look at that situation. Let’s learn to look at things on different perspective.

Everything in life happens for a reason. If you are facing a problem, always remember the problem is there to make you stronger. If you think it’s a bad thing, it will only drain you and if you think the problem is there to help you grow, you will benefit from it.

The choice is yours.

Remember hard times are not forever. Let’s smile and let’s grow together.

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WE CAN DO THIS.