Sometimes you get stressed out and start to feel tired. You know, when you’ve piled up way too much on your plate, spread yourself too thin, and you’re just feeling utterly exhausted. This exhaustion rightfully turns into laziness, and in the end it all just makes us feel crappy. This sluggish feeling can affect our daily lives, especially if we have to go to school, work, or practice on a daily basis. And when our personal life begins to interfere with your work or professional life, things can feel a bit uneasy. So, here are some things you can do when you’re feeling sluggish so you can get back on your shit as soon as possible.
Take a shower. Whether or not you feel dirty does not matter, this should be your first step. The fresh smell of soap and washing away the tiredness/laziness will help you. Go with cold water to really get your brain and body awake.
Open the window. At least for a moment because fresh air brings energy. Refreshing the air in your space is important, especially if you have pets.
Clean up your space and make the bed. These tasks aren’t overly complicated and they set you into a productive mood. Plus an organized and cleaned space helps you feel more put together.
Go outside. Spend some time in nature and with animals. Going outside can feel grounding and make remind us of the beauty of our true home, Earth.
Move your body. When I’m in a slump it’s usually accompanied by an odd body stiffness, so get rid off that by doing yoga, stretching, going on a walk, or working out.
Make an exciting to do list. Easier said than done, I know… But try to add something that you like doing or gets you closer to your goals. It also never hurts to look up some inspiring people or even aesthetics.
Upbeat music. Listening to quick paced and upbeat music often helps me feel a bit more excited to live my life. Maybe even make a playlist for when you’re feeling extra sluggish.
Change your sheets and towels. This one isn’t absolutely necessary however fresh sheets and towels feel great and almost make things feel new.
Prepare for the next day. To avoid falling back to feeling lazy the next day, prepare your clothes, room, and to-do list for the upcoming day.
Practice these tips when you’re feeling sluggish to get back to feeling like you again. Thank you for reading!