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. 🙂

 

Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Hello Guys. I’m sure you heard about mediation before. Interested but not sure where to start? I would like to share a bit about meditation based on my knowledge and experience.

Before I go ahead, here are some of the benefits of meditation:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Lower heart rate
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces stress.
  • It improves concentration
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle
  • The practice increases self-awareness
  • It increases happiness
  • Meditation increases acceptance
  • Can Generate Kindness

So let’s get started, here are the tips:

  1. Start small – Start by practising for two minutes for first two days then day by day increase it to five minutes, fifteen minutes then twenty minutes. Grow slowly. Take one step ahead.
  2. Choose the type of meditation that suits you. You may choose guided meditation or unguided meditation. In guided meditation, the teacher usually will guide you on what to do, think and feel. In unguided meditation, you will be listening to calming and relaxing music. Go and search for mediation videos/ audios online( There is a lot of videos on Youtube) or you can even download meditation apps such as Calm, Headspace, Omvana)meditation-music
  3. Find a comfortable position. You may sit on your bed with legs crossed or on a chair with your legs firmly on the ground. Make sure you are sitting still with your back straight.
  4. Find time – Morning is the best time to meditate. Do it first thing in the morning just after you wake up. There is when you brain is in Alpha stage, you will be able to concentrate better at this time. If you are not able to do it in the morning, don’t worry…try to find two to five minutes on your day to practice it. During your day, be present, take a moment to just bring back your focus on your breath. You may do it while you are on the train or bus, during lunch break or in the evening after you are back home.business-woman-meditating-chair-flare-against-blurry-white-window-digital-composite-91276403
  5. Commit– Commitment is really important. Keep on trying. Sometimes you might feel lazy or think ” it’s too hard!”. Don’t quit. “All things are hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end”  Even when you feel like you are not doing it right, its okay, just keep on going, even if you are able to concentrate for two to five minutes, it’s still an achievement. Remember, you don’t have to be perfect.
  6. Jornal – Write down your experiences. Analyze yourself, be aware and see if you can see any difference in yourself. Observe on how you feel and behave, then write it down so you can remember it and surely you will get a motivation to practice meditation more. ( you are surely gonna like it)maxresdefault

Good Luck!

So that’s it. Small tips for me. Hope you like it. 🙂

Tried meditation before? Do share me your thoughts.

See you soon  🙂