How to get motivated when the light inside of you is dim?

Do you ever have those days when things do not go right? Or what about those weeks that continue to give you the blues and you cannot catch a break? Or even worst, those months that feels like you were dealt a bad hand and you just want to give up? As women, society makes us feel like we have to have it all together all the time, but you and I know that’s impossible.

We have our days when we just want to stay under our covers and just be by ourselves. When those times hit, it is so hard to get motivated. No matter what you do seems to put you ahead of the game and you ask God “Why am I going through this and when will I get out of it?”

I want to give you 5 ways to help you get unstuck.

1. Dig deep to see where you lost yourself. Was it a loss of a loved one, loss of job, break-up, health care scare, medication you are using? You want to find out what has caused you to get to this point.

2. Break things down so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Take out a sheet of paper and write down all of the things that have you overwhelmed. Sometimes it’s not things that are causing us to be unmotivated, but simply being unorganized.

3. Remember the things that make you happy like talking to your best friend, walking, listening to music, etc. What is that thing that makes your eyes light up when you do it or who is that friend that makes you laugh not matter what mood you are in?

4. Get moving. Find activities that get your heart pumping. You want to get the endorphins in your body working and flood your body with “feel good” energy.  Try Jump roping, Zumba, Boxing, Running, or Dance class.

5. Seek professional help. Don’t be ashamed to seek unbiased help. Talking to someone can help you get through some blindspots that have you puzzled.

Give yourself time to get your light back. It didn’t take days to get in so it will not take days to get out. Just be present and persistent in getting back to your safe space. Understand nothing is wrong with you. Everyone in life will go through some type of unmotivation in their lifetime. You just want to have things in place to keep you above water when you feeling down.

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