Being motivated is a wonderful thing.
There are all sorts of things we can do to increase our motivation – from feeling that greater sense of purpose, meaning and joy to ensuring we honour the steps we’re taking with little rewards at different stages towards our goals which not only feel good but help increase dopamine production which then aids motivation.
Having said that, we are human beings.
We have our ups and downs.
Days when we might feel invincible and days when we barely want to get out of bed.
By resting when we need to rest, giving ourselves a break, going to bed early or sleeping in and doing other things that may feel ‘lazy’, we’re actually allowing the nervous system to go into rest/digest (parasympathetic) mode.
This not only reduces stress and anxiety but helps us come back with more energy, ideas, creativity and grace.
Obviously, we have different schedules at different times but there’s always SOMETHING we can do to make life a little easier and gentler.
When you think about your motivation levels this week, as well as doing the things that help you get into a more resourceful, motivated state, you might want to ask yourself, when can you take a break? What can you take OFF your plate?
There are lots of tools throughout the site to help you be your own self care coach
Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, let everything be information.
Let feeling unmotivated give you permission to rest, recharge and regroup.