8 Tips for Motivation During One of Those Days

We’re human. We feel happy, sad, anxious, overwhelmed, relieved, jealous. And we all have one of those days. You know what I’m talking about – those days where you have sh*t to do, but all you want to do is crawl under the covers, erase your to-do list, scroll Pinterest, watch Youtube, binge Netflix, eat Ben n Jerrys, or play Animal Crossing on the Switch…

The next time you feel this way, I’ve got you covered. With these tips & tricks, you will feel energized and ready for some productivity. Keep reading if you’re interested. 

1. Write a to-do list.

First, just take five minutes and quickly jot down anything you need to get done for the day. Writing things down makes you more likely to actually get it done.

2. Drink a tall glass of water.

Next, try drinking a cold glass of water. This always wakes me up and leaves me feeling refreshed. If you don’t like the taste of water (like some people I know…), try spicing things up with some Crystal Light powder or flavor it by infusing lemon wedges or cucumber slices.

3. Take a cold shower.

It is well documented scientifically that cold showers significantly boost your mood and productivity. It turns out, that high you feel after a long run or a good workout is exactly what occurs after a cold shower – your brain pumps out endorphins because it thinks you’re in “pain,” but really you’re just covered in cold water for a few minutes. Hallelujah!

4. Eat a healthy meal or snack.

If you know me, you know I love a good salad. If you’re not a fan, there must be a favorite fruit or veggie of yours. Eat it. You will feel much better than binging that tub of Ben n’ Jerry’s, trust me…

5. Call your friends and family.

Give yourself a half hour to catch up with those you love. Especially if you’re feeling isolated during this lockdown, this is essential, and will boost your mood, and hence your productivity.

6. Move your body.

A short walk around the block will offer you a change of scenery, while a Youtube Blogilates workout will have you really breaking a sweat. Whichever modality you prefer, you can’t go wrong with either.

7. Read motivational quotes and watch inspirational videos.

Check out a compilation of most favorite quotes here.

8. Give yourself a few hours to relax.

Of course, even the best of us require time for ourselves. You may be feeling burnt-out, especially during this pandemic. Remember that sometimes the best medicine is relaxation.

Give yourself some time to do exactly what you wanted – take a nap, do a face mask, listen to your favorite music, read a book, play games on your Nintendo Switch. Check out my best self-care tips here.

Ultimately, make sure to never feel guilty about having one of those days. They happen to all of us at some point or another, and for some more than others. What’s more important is what we do to overcome these emotions. What are your favorite things to do on days like these? Leave a comment below.


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