Surving The ‘Cold Dark Evening’ Blues…

Hi All,

How are you? Hope everyone is doing well for the start of a new week…

Does anyone else need a bit of motivation today? I’m feeling the effects of the dark evenings and the cold weather creeping in… I find it so hard to be motivated to do a lot of things in winter, and I just want to curl up on the couch because its dark so early.

These are the few things that I do to keep motivated and keep going when you really don’t want to… whether that be with eating well, the gym, work projects, home projects, blogging, whatever it is that is important to you…

  • Suck it up and just cook… I know sometimes you just want to order something or eat something ridiculous that is tucked away in your fridge but I find in autumn winter I need my proper food and nutrition even more then any other time of year, this is a great way to keep your energy up and stay motivated and cracking on with whatever it is you need to do…
  • Plan plan and plan some more… This time of year I find there is so much going on, for me I’ve been planning and shopping for Christmas… might seem crazy but I’m on a tight budget in general so if I want to buy the gifts I have in mind for theΒ  people I love, I have to start early, as well as having money for all the events around Christmas, but planning your food is great to stay motivated and be healthy as well as in a routine which helps me soo much to get everything done that I need to, but planning in all aspects of your life is so helpful especially when the energy is lagging and you want to just forget about whatever you need to do…
  • Take time… although I’m saying keep going when you don’t want to, taking some time for yourself if you’re tired, overwhelmed, frazzled, stressed or a bit run down, just take some time for you, self care is so important… if you take that short time for yourself when you go back to what ever it is you are doing you’ll be in such a better mind frame to tackle it.
  • Balance… we all get caught up in getting things done, focusing on certain things too much, but take a step back and think are you spending too much time on this, I know for me I probably focus a lot on certain things and not enough on others and that hinders you in the long run. Maybe make a list and prioritise what you want to spend your time on…

I have done a blog post before on self care here if you would like to check that out, it might be good if anyone is feeling overwhelmed and not quite on the right track with whatever it is you want to focus on or get done…

Anyone some good tips for staying motivated in the winter time?

Have a great week!

Sinead πŸ™‚ xx

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