If you’d rather stay in bed when your alarm goes off and you have little or no motivation to get up, the first thing to realise is how common this feeling actually is. You are not on your own. Everyone goes through periods in their life where they feel like this. You may feel like you are lost, unsure of what to do next and embarrassed because you feel like you are falling behind.
Here are my 3 steps to getting your motivation back and waking up happy.
1. Be honest – It’s OK to feel like this. You don’t need to ignore how you feel or lie about it. It’s better to speak up and talk about how you are feeling. Don’t keep it bottled up. You don’t need to tell everyone, but acknowledge how you are feeling and be honest with yourself and those closest to you.
2. Make a date with someone – It’s so tempting at a time like this to hide away. To cancel plans or not make any new plans. You may not feel like meeting up with people at all, you will probably prefer to avoid the questions and having to explain what you are doing and how you are feeling. But hiding away isn’t going to do you any good. Just because you are feeling like this, doesn’t mean you are not good company. You need to get out and see new places, meet friends, be in inspiring surroundings. By doing this, you will find that your enthusiasm comes back and you may even have moments of inspiration which will put you right back on track.
3. Take action – By doing nothing, by going back to bed or avoiding people, you are being a victim and are allowing defeat to take over you. Don’t let how you are feeling stop you from taking even a small step of action. Do something that makes you feel good. Clean out drawers, give unwanted items to charity and de clutter your life. Sign up to a personal development course. Arrange a coffee with your best friend. Book a yoga workshop. Do whatever it is that will lift your mood.
It is important to realise that these periods in our lives where we feel lost, lacking motivation and even feel like we are falling behind, can actually be good times. They can give us the space, the time and the opportunity we need to grow.