Hi there loves,
After having low motivation and struggling with anxiety on a daily basis like I have shared here Anxiety & Low Motivation, I had to do some things in order to get back together and get organized. It was a long process but I’m back to feeling pretty positive, motivated to accomplish my daily tasks and I got back to working on things I love.
It took a long time to get here however, I feel like my new plans, routines and habits are here to stay. That is why I wanted to share these steps I took or better said the things I did in order to get where I am today. Some of these may seem logic but I wanted to share them with you anyways. If you are in the situation I was in, I want to encourage you to take your time, process everything and when you feel like you are ready take that initiative and start working on better habits or change your environment, small changes will help you become a more motivated person.
I see these period of times as a change and learning process. You will learn new ways to get out of that rut, you will feel new things and maybe even want new things for the future. But don’t forget to valid all your feelings in order to continue. Allow yourself to feel everything because if you hide your feelings they will probably come back to you and maybe even stronger. This time I allowed myself to feel every single unpleasant and pleasant feeling I had, and I feel that this is what made the difference this time. I took time to process these and now I’m in a much better place. So take your time love, but don’t get lost and if you need help please ask for it.
After this long intro, let me share what I actually did.
Take it slow
Like I mentioned above and what I will continue to repeat is: “to take it slow”. It’s important to take the time to let yourself feel and heal. This is very important however, I’m not saying stay in bed for weeks and not go to work to be able to get in a better place. If this is what you need to do to feel better though, do it but try not to drown in this. What I’m trying explain here is that you have to give yourself the time to acknowledge you are in rut, feel all the feelings it brings and than work on getting better. Like I said I took it slow this time and I feel like I’m in a much better place. My motivation is way higher, I work harder on my projects and I’m working on creating more healthy and more mine kinda habits.
Journal your thoughts
In the beginning I though that journal will help me, but I didn’t imagen it would help me the way it did. I journal sometimes and I try to write down all that has been bothering me and memories I wouldn’t want to forget. This time I just wrote everything I was thinking and feeling. I just brain dumped everything on paper and now I can think clearly without other thoughts bothering or getting in the way. I highly suggest you to write about everything and maybe you will also find out why you are having problems with anxiety, motivation or anything you are struggling with.
Take a day off / To yourself
Take a day off and dedicate this day to yourself and yourself only. I don’t mean a day to clean, I mean a day you can do whatever you want. If you wanted to do something for so long maybe a day for this can be very helpful or if you want to stay inside and do something for yourself that’s amazing too. Appreciate yourself enough to do something nice for yourself and try to not think about the other stuff. The next day you will feel good and it will help motivate you to continue working on yourself. You deserve it love!
Many times when we are in a rut we tend to also get disorganized and cleaning is not priority however, after you have been true all this cleaning may be the first step to take in order to get back. In my case it was. I started by cleaning and organizing my room, do the laundry, clean my bathroom and re-organized some things around. This also motivated to de-clutter my closet and get a new setting. Symbolically for it meant I was ready to get back on track and I was ready for what was to come. A new setting or simply organized space will help you have and keep a calm mind. For me it helps immensely to have a clean and organized space to work and rest in. After doing all this I also kept the habit to clean everyday for a bit and remain organized.
Read a book
I’m putting this here because it’s another step that has helped me very much. After going through not feeling motivated at all, reading a book made me feel accomplished and motivated me to further work on broaden my knowledge with books. I finished the four agreements and I definitely recommend it. It was the perfect choice to read after being in a rut. You can read any book you want as long as you finish it and learn something in your own way.
When getting back on track it may seem a bit overwhelming that is why I recommend you to start small. Do small tasks a day until you reach that motivated and productive person. It may take a while for your body and mind to adapt to your new lifestyle or simply from not being able to do things to doing things on daily basis. Take your time and slowly build up to get back together.
After you have you start being motivated and productive again don’t forget to continue to do what helped you and don’t forget to plan for you tomorrow it will help you the next day if you don’t feel all that great. You have reached so far so, continue for tomorrow you will accomplish your day!
Thank you if you have read until here! Today’s post has been a bit longer but I really wanted to share my experience with you and offer you some tips on getting back together. I feel like give yourself time has been the thing I repeated the most so for the last time I wanted to say “Give yourself the time to be Yourself again.
Ps. I have another blog-post on getting back on track you can check it out here How I work on getting back on Track.
Have a great, blessed and positive day everyone!
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