Many people including myself find it hard to get up in the morning and feel motivated as well as going to sleep at night to feel like I have accomplished something greater than the day before. We are always feeling that we need to be productive, that it is bad to have a mediocre day and that we need to continuously do things to feel a sense of accomplishment. This is the mindset that we have in this day and age and we need to take a step back from it.
It is ok, to have a dull day, one were there is no specific purpose or to do list to complete, however this doesn't change the way we feel, does it? We are always the victim of 'I wasted a day', 'I am not going anywhere with my life', I am not succeeding fast enough' which is the mind set that is not positive and that does not help the situation we are in. Personally, this is a feeling that I experience and I know a lot of other individuals out there feel as well, which is why we need to take responsibility to make that change in our mindset, to not play the victim, but play the investigator and take action for justice!
The first thing is accepting that not everyday is going to be productive, listen to your body. If you need a sleep in, let your body rest, if you need to release tension, book that massage or acupuncture treatment, if your feeling a bit dull, go for a walk or run in nature and release those natural endorphins! Listen to your body and give it what it needs to thrive tomorrow! We are not made to run 24/7, we are living beings, who need rest, sleep and food. Give your body those things and you will flourish!
One thing that I have found that really help me overcome these feelings of lack of momentum and lack of self worthiness is writing down what we are grateful for of a morning when you wake up and at night before you go to sleep. When you do this, you are setting up your day with a positive mindset and attitude and going to bed knowing that there is great things in your life that you have acknowledged. Whether this is your partner, family and friends, the opportunities you have recently received, a pet, the sun or the change in seasons, these are all things that have made you happy and grateful for their presence in your life at that point in time, bringing you the power of now. Be mindful of the things that have made you smile that day and write them down! To help you do this, I have created 'Grateful Day's' a document that allows you to write down x3 things you are grateful for each day and night so that you are able to reflect on the things that make you personally happy and grateful to be where you are at that point in time. * To access this file, go back to the Blog Page and click on the PDF Icon on this post to the right hand side!
Stay positive, listen to your body and be grateful for what each day gives you.