While on lockdown or working from home, you’ve probably experienced waking up in the morning lacking the motivation to pull yourself out of bed or to get anything done. Motivation is the reason why we do the things that we do, and when the drive is not there, accomplishing things becomes a struggle. But we have our ways of coping up. Here are some tips that you can do to help you get back on track.
Take a walk
Slip into something comfortable like the Silouex Active Wear or Silouex High-waisted Compression Leggings and comfortable walking shoes and take a stroll around the neighborhood or somewhere where you can take a quiet walk and recharge. Besides, walking is good for your health and also a good way to practice mindfulness and sensitivity to your surroundings - notice the color of the sky or the sound of the wind and birds or the smell of the trees.
Take a five-minute break and stand under the sun
Other than the health benefits we get from exposing our bodies to sunlight, it also stimulates the brain to release the hormone serotonin which is associated with boosting our mood and helps us feel calm and focused. Exactly what we need to find our motivation back.
Listen to music
Some people listen to music when they feel they are stuck or when they want to feel inspired. Studies have proven that it improves motivation and calms the mind. Music triggers the brain to release dopamine, a chemical that works to regulate motivation.
Music also increases stimulation, it motivates our body to move and helps us to get through the most tedious of tasks.
Read old thank you notes
Sometimes, when we get overwhelmed and frustrated, reading people’s appreciation and enthusiasm for the things we do reminds us of the value of our work and it sets us right back on track. It reminds us of our commitment and reason for doing what we do.
Give yourself a reward
Celebrating even the smallest of wins enhances one’s motivation. Success in any way raises a person’s self-confidence, improving productivity and enhances creativity. Small wins collectively add up to bigger accomplishments which keep a person going.