For me, I feel like there is so much pressure nowadays to be constantly positive. Have you ever woken up and just thought – BLAAAAAHHHHHH!?
Let’s be honest – we all have ‘off’ days. The days where all we want to do is sit in bed and binge-watch our favourite cheesy shows or spend the day with friends and do anything that avoids us thinking about the fact we’re grumpy. It happens. The days where you know you have to go somewhere or do something important (my recent challenge being a clothes return). You need to do it, you should do it but you don’t feel as motivated as you normally do.
Ask yourself why you’re feeling under-motivated? Are you nervous or anxious? Are you feeling unwell? Or is there something else? Questioning why can help you try and fix what’s stopping your motivation. Maybe sleep hasn’t been your friend lately or things are more on your mind than you first thought.
If you can – fix them. Do something you love, grab something tasty to eat for breaky and do whatever it takes to make yourself feel better. If I’m feeling “off” I like to start my days off with yoga, and I spend a little time being selfish – pampering myself or even just by running a good bubble bath! I know my motivation will come back soon.
Remember it is normal to have “off days!” Tips
Relax – First things first, stop. Take a deep breath, and let’s slow it down a bit. If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed the most important thing is to take your head out of the clouds and bring yourself back down to earth. Go for a walk, listen to some music or indulge. Use this time to work through what is making you feel off. It’s important to confront it rather than sweep it under the carpet. Give yourself the opportunity to clear your mind.
Set a goal – This is a great way to get you out of the rut of an off day. For me, it’s weirdly satisfying ticking things off. All the jobs done, and nothing to think about. It may help