How To Make Yourself Feel Better Any Time

5 Things You Can Do to Get Motivated Again

We all go through phases where we don’t feel the best and struggle to get ourselves motivated to do the things we know we should.

As our emotions dictate what we will or will not do, it’s important we have ways to change how we are feeling so that we can get back to doing what’s required of us.

Our emotions are like a rollercoaster — they’re constantly changing and are either going up or down. The better we can manage or control our emotions, the better we will function.

If we’re feeling down, unmotivated or disengaged, and we allow ourselves to stay that way for long periods of time, it can:

Having ways to pick ourselves up when we’re feeling down can prevent us from experiencing more problems later on.

How to feel good about yourself

As a coach, one question I ask when interacting with other people is, “What do you do when you’re feeling stressed or not at your best?”

The responses I typically receive include:

The suggestions above are valuable and can certainly make a difference. I’d like to offer more things that can be done so we have a toolkit of things we can fall back on whenever we’re not feeling our best.

5 Things You Can Do to Feel Better Again

We should not judge or criticise ourselves whenever we’re not at our best or are struggling to do what’s expected of us, because that’s what being human is all about. We go through ups and downs, but how we deal with the times when we are down will determine our life experiences. We can always make ourselves feel better at any time no matter what is going on for us.

Action Step: Create a list of things you can do whenever you feel down. Refer back to that list whenever you’re not at your best so that you can shift your focus and start feeling good again.

Question: What are other things we can do to make ourselves feel better?

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