So I've been struggling with finding my motivation lately. I have a ton of stuff I need and/or want to do, but I haven't had any energy or motivation to do any of it.
Don't get me wrong...if I have it on my schedule, I get to it, no problem. But anything else and I just keep putting it off. And putting it off. And then putting it off some more.
I was searching for something this past weekend and found this picture. And it really hit home with me.
What is not started is never finished.
And that, my friends, has been the story of my life lately.
I've been dreading doing a few things on my list and by putting it off, I just keep dreading it. And usually, once I get to it, it really isn't that bad. And I end up getting finished with it much faster than I imagined. It's just that initial getting to it part that stumps me sometimes.
With everything I've had going on, I have been giving myself grace and allowing myself to take the extra rest, but I'm also ready to get my motivation back. To start feeling like myself and to not feel quite so run down all the time.
What are some tips you use to get your energy and motivation back?
I've done a few different things. I journal, especially when I really can't get things off my mind. I have been doing more yoga, which is actually insanely hard. My intent with it has been to focus on my breathing during it, which is helpful in shutting my brain off. I also have implemented a night time routine, which has helped my sleeping. I'm able to fall asleep faster and then stay asleep through the night, which hasn't happened in a long time. I also stopped drinking caffeine. It was causing me a lot of anxiety and of course, issues with my sleeping.
I feel like I should be more energized now because I'm sleeping more, but I think I'm actually more tired. Maybe it's my body's way of catching up on all the sleep I haven't been getting. I know I won't be instantly re-energized but it's frustrating when I feel like I'm doing all the "right" things to help me de-stress and relax.
I'd love to hear some of your favorite ways to motivate yourselves. To bring you energy and peace and motivation. Because I would love to find mine again!
I hope you all have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,