Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What to do When Motivation Disappears

Ever had a day when you just didn’t feel like doing anything? I’m had one of those last week. January is hectic. I have been swamped with people interested in getting their lives on track. I got a lot done in the last couple of weeks. The rush is over. My energy is sagging. I’m feeling a bit let down. What do you do when you don’t have anyone to keep you going?

First I said “I just don’t feel like it. I don’t want to write. What’s the point? Everything I’m thinking is so uninspiring. I wouldn’t even want to read it.”  Then rather than giving up I decided to blog about what I was going through.

It can be a blog, or a journal. You can sit and think about what’s going on for a while. Give your mood some apace so that you can understand it better. Taking action starts revving you up. My energy picked up as I wrote this.

This process may help someone get over the occasional bout of the blues. Really. I wasn’t feeling positive or hopeful  that day. Don’t deny your feelings and push on. Don’t collapse. Get curious about your experience and explore what’s going on. Exploration carries the seeds of the cure. I felt better just expressing this. It gave me an opportunity to look at myself more objectively.

It won’t always be easy, or quick.  If you can get curious about the emotion you’re facing, you’ll start focusing on solutions instead of the problem. You probably won’t suddenly have an amazing day, but, at least you’ll be able to face what needs to get done.

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  1. Great post. I often find the same thing. It's good to get in touch with how I feel, but to also get into motion. Sometimes that's as little as opening a window, just to feel something moving.

    Thanks for this! I really needed it today!

    1. Hi Robert,

      Sometimes a little push is we really need. Glad the post helped.

      Warm Regards,