When you just don't feel like getting out of bed

4 Tips to get Motivated when you don’t Feel Like Getting out of Bed

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Ever have those days where you just don’t feel like getting out of bed? And, when you do, you have no motivation to do anything? I hear you. You’re not alone. When I worked for a temp agency in Florida some years ago that had what they called, “crazy days“. They created this to be like taking a sick day where you got paid for taking a day off because you just didn’t feel like coming to work. We were granted two of these every year. I loved that concept!

There are many mornings where I have to push myself to get out of bed, whether it be that I was in a deep sleep and was comfortable or I wasn’t feeling well physically or emotionally. So, when I have a crazy day like that, how do I overcome it?

Here’s 4 things I do that helps:

  1. I absolutely start with a prayer. It might be a short one, I don’t time myself, but starting out the day with God really helps me especially when I just don’t feel like doing anything.
  2. I put cold water on my face and brush my teeth almost immediately after getting out of bed. Does that sound weird? For me, the shock of the water across my face just feels really good and refreshing. I also enjoy brushing my teeth. It makes me feel clean afterwards.
  3. I look forward to eating a light breakfast. For example, yesterday I had a small portion of bacon and potatoes. It was just enough to give me energy to work but not too much to make me sleepy and tired. On “crazy days“, I really make sure that none of my meals are heavy. Cause when you’re out of sorts, you don’t want be bloated on top of that! That’s a horrible feeling.
  4. To stay motivated throughout the day, I try to keep my mind on something I’m looking forward to. Maybe it’s a favorite dessert I want to treat myself at the end of the day or work on an idea for designing a new greeting card or an art piece for my Etsy shop. Having something fun to look forward to helps me focus on my work or whatever else I’ve got going on.

And sometimes before the day ends, that “crazy” feeling I woke up with is gone.

All of us have “crazy days”, and we just have to find our own routines for handling them. And, sometimes you may have to give yourself the day off!

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.