“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) where you felt like you didn’t have the energy to do anything?
I know I have (especially lately), and one of the most difficult things during this time has been trying to get motivated when it feels like there’s no motivational energy from anywhere to pull from.
Can you relate?
In my lack-of-motivation state, I’ve compiled a list of 7 things I’ve done that have proven to be effective in helping me become re-energized and motivated. If you’re in a similar situation, then I encourage you to give these suggestions a try too:
1.) Listen to Inspirational Music
Music is something that has been around for hundreds of thousands of years, and its longevity isn’t surprising given its power — it’s a mind-altering substance capable of shifting your mood. The direction, of course, depends on what you listen to.
Given that all of us, and everything around us is made up of energy, it’s important that we surround ourselves with high vibrating energies so we can maintain a high vibration as well, and this means listening to music that makes us feel good.
When you listen to music, just like when you eat food, you’re feeding more than your body — you’re also feeding your soul. So nourish that beautiful soul of yours with music that inspires and awakens it!
2.) Eat Energy-Boosting Foods
If you’re feeling depleted, your body probably is too. Luckily, there are a plethora of energy-boosting foods that will nourish your body and help you re-energize!
Here are some suggestions:
- Bananas: high in potassium and vitamin B6 which are both crucial to helping your body boost and maintain its energy levels.
- Brown Rice: one cup of brown rice contains 3.5 grams of fiber and provides about 88% of the RDI for manganese, a mineral that helps your enzymes break down carbohydrates and proteins to generate energy.
- Eggs: high in protein and easy to digest, eggs are an excellent way to refuel your body and they’re simple to make!
- Apples: rich in antioxidants, natural sugars, and fiber, apples provide your body with a low and sustained release of energy.
Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day! Lack of proper water intake can lead to dehydration, lethargy, muscle weakness etc.
By feeding your body nutritious, energy-boosting foods and staying hydrated you’ll feel much more energized and motivated!
3.) Do An Energizing Meditation
One of the many benefits of meditation is how versatile is it! In addition to using meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression you can also use it to help you relax, sleep, reprogram your brain for success and even for increased energy!
Ready to give it a try? Here’s a quick 20-minute meditation you can use to get started:
4.) Take a Shower
One of the best ways to get out of a lethargic funk is to take a shower. Not only is showering good for your hair and skin, but it also increases alertness and stimulates ideas.
Who knows, you may have some of your biggest mental breakthroughs while in the shower! Plus you’ll feel a lot better when you’re clean and refreshed!
5.) Read An Inspirational Book
There’s this myth that we often abide by that we need to “wait” for motivation to come. But, if we spend all of our time and energy waiting we’ll never get anything accomplished.
That’s why reading is such a blessing when it comes to getting motivated. It hardly takes any energy to pick up a book, get comfortable and start reading. And reading is really powerful because when we read something inspirational and impactful, we’re able to remove ourselves from limiting thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. And this enables us to re-energize from the inside out!
6.) Journal Your Thoughts
Sometimes when we feel drained and stuck it’s because we’re holding in toxic emotions and self-limiting beliefs.
By journaling your thoughts, you’ll be able to get to the root of your issues and release any thoughts, feelings, and emotions that may be holding you back.
What’s more — journaling can help you achieve clarity, and minimize feelings of overwhelm so you’ll be more compelled to take action and do the things you want to do.
7.) Make a List of Your Goals
Make a list of your top 3 goals, and why reaching those goals is important to you.
- Go grocery shopping, meal prep!
- Finish business plan outline, start getting feedback!
- Do 20-minute cardio workout, stay fit!
By making a list of your goals that includes your ‘WHY’, you’ll be able to create urgency and therefore action. Make sure to list your goals from most important to least important so you finish your top priorities first.
Don’t be too hard on yourself during this time — we all go through lethargic slumps. Realizing you’re in one is really the first step in allowing you to take action and make the necessary changes to re-energize yourself and regain motivation.
Use these 7 suggestions as a guiding point to begin the transformation process so you can get back to being you!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.