Life and work can be tough. Some days the motivation just isn’t there and this week wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been asked “what do you do when you don’t feel like doing anything?”

It’s undoubtedly been a weathering year. Do I need to tell you about all the crazy twists and turns that have had us all getting a little lost? The start to 2021 was a bit bumpy for some too, particularly when it came to marrying up your emotional wellbeing and your business progress.

The January blues hit hard.

One of my favourite ways to begin to get through this is to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you’re feeling.

After all, what do you do when you don’t feel like doing anything? We feel bad about it and about ourselves and that often just makes it worse. Let’s agree to nip that self shaming in the bud and just give ourselves permission.

So what if you wallow for a moment?

Just a moment though. A day or a weekend maybe. Wallow, lean in and accept that things can feel shite and be about to get better at the same time. Good and bad can coexist. As well as that, the very act of giving yourself permission becomes a little bit of a rebellion. Reigniting the embers of action.

What it also does is it let’s your mind and body process. We have stepped so far away from the art and skill of processing that sometimes it really does get a bit much and believe me it really is a skill set!

So here are my quickfire recommendations for – What do you do when you don’t feel like doing anything?

  1. Give yourself permission to wallow and process those feelings
  2. Be honest with those around you about how you’re feeling and what you need right now
  3. Do kind things for yourself like drinking water more than coffee, eating food regularly, getting some fresh air
  4. Get curious about something unconnected. I like history so find myself down that rabbit hole often!
  5. Ask yourself what the smallest thing you can do today is

I wrote about some of what can hold us back in my post How to lose the weight of things that don’t serve you – check it out if you have a chance.

Catch you later,

Amy x

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