‘Tis the season.
Of feeling unmotivated of course. With all the traveling we’re doing, shopping for gifts, consuming sweets galore….it’s no wonder we don’t feel like doing anything else but resting and listening to Holiday songs.
If you’re feeling like this, you’re not alone.
I’ve been barely active on Social Media these past few weeks, and I haven’t gotten around to writing any new blog posts although I have a few in draft mode.
All I want to do is plop myself on the couch, next to the Christmas tree, and watch Disney+. I also want to browse the internet for gifts. Make reservations for massages and family outings. And plan next year’s vacation(s).
The last thing that’s on my mind is how to gain more subscribers, taping my Social Anxiety course, or posting Instastories. Sigh. I SHOULD be doing those things because I have slightly more time now than usual.
But I’m unmotivated.
I don’t want to force myself to the point where I’m going to resent the work. I don’t want to feel like it’s an obligation because then my creativity will suffer.
Lately, I‘ve been trying to honor my body and my mind more, especially when I feel like they are pushing back against me. A good example is how this week I went to my first spinning class in probably 3+ years and they had a screen in front of us showing everyone’s metrics throughout the hour.
At probably every turn, and every interval, I was last. But I didn’t care. I was pushing myself already by being there, so I honored the limits of my body. I exerted enough effort to feel proud of myself, but not to the point of passing out like I once used to.
So as the year winds to an end, don’t feel guilty for not going the extra mile. You’ve done it the whole year already, and a new year is about to kick your ass.
Allow yourself to feel unmotivated (without any guilt).