Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How to get motivated

You guys,
I've been in a funk!
I'm   t i r e d   and unmotivated.

As a creative blogger, 
unmotivated and uninspired
does not lead to anything positive.

 unmotivated isn't good for any person.

It's important to have plans in place
for these times that will happen.
Because being unmotivated
and in a funk will happen to all of us!

This post has some ways to get 
motivated when 
you're just not feeling it!

How to get motivated when you're just not feeling it

I seem to always have ideas 
floating in my head.  
I have a million things I want to do, 
thousands of things I need to do and 
always a bunch of errands to run. 
Not to mention a schedule full of many activities.
That's just the gig when you're a wife and a mom.

Even though it's a normal part of life,
it can still get overwhelming 
And when I'm overwhelmed I cannot seem to
pull myself together to produce anything.

The more I force it, the more frustrated I get.
I've found that if I complete something simple-
I do so much better.

Here are some simple things to do when
you feel unmotivated!

clean and organize
Having a clean house, clean room
or even a clean space can clear your mind!
Clutter gives our minds too much stimuli
and distracts us from things that need to be done.
It also inhibits creativity and productivity
and signals to our brain that our jobs are not done.
Cleaning can clear all of that up.
Plus it gives you a bit of exercise
which produces endorphins.

do something simple
The main thing is to DO something.
Doing something simple like backing up your computer
(for real, you should be 
backing up your computer regularly)
or cleaning up the photos on your phone,
or cleaning out your make up-
gets your mind off your troubles
and onto something productive.

get some exercise
I really hate to admit this 
but exercising makes ya feel better.
Not that I'm a fan.
I wish eating junk food and being lazy worked 
as well as exercise.
Exercising produces natural endorphins.
Working out not only
helps your body,
it helps your mind as well.

take a nap
Sometimes turning things off
really does reset them.
I turn my phone or my computer off
when they are acting up.
So it makes sense that if we rest,
it turns our minds and our bodies 
off to reset as well.

take a shower/bath
Get into a steaming hot shower.
Add some epsom salt and soak in a bath.
Wash your cares and grumpiness
down the drain!

put on a nice outfit
do you hair and make up
Getting yourself ready
instead of schleping around in your pj's
is very motivating.
When you're groomed
you'll feel better about yourself and 
you can attack your day with gusto.

get out of the house
Leaving the house
can really lighten your mood.
Go for a walk.
Go window shopping.
Go visit a friend.
Do something to change up your environment.

do something fun
Play a game.
Watch a funny show on Netflix.
Laughter reduces stress hormones.
Smiling sends happiness signals to your brain.
When you laugh, your subconscious mind
sends signals to make your problems 
seem smaller.
Laughter triggers endorphins,
which improve your mood.
Laughter also improves your immune system,
lowers blood pressure, and improves
the way your heart beats.

Find a quiet place and 
spend some time in prayer.
Prayer is a 2 way communication
with our Father in Heaven.
We should take time to pause and listen.
We should never think ourselves unworthy
to pray. Our Heavenly Father
is always ready and willing to listen.
See more on prayer here.

serve someone 
One of the very best ways to stop
thinking of yourself,
is to do something for someone else.

write in your journal
Writing your thoughts down
gets them out of your head.
It can help you get control
of your thoughts so they don't control you.
for things to write in your journal.

count your blessings
Gratitude makes us happier.
The end.  
Gratitude makes us healthier, 
strengthens our emotions, 
makes us more optimistic.
Gratitude makes us more grateful
for what we have,
instead of us wanting more.

Most of all

We all have moments of being sad, 
unhappy or unmotivated.
That's a part of the human experience.
But having process and plans
help us to get through the tough times.

You can do hard things.
You have the power to be happy now.
You can crush your goals.
You can CRAFT the life you want!


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