How to Find Inspiration & Motivation in COVID-19
Even the best of us are often uninspired. No one goes through life feeling inspired all the time. There’s always periods of exhaustion that hit us and make us feel at our lowest. And Covid-19 Lockdown 3.0 has brought about a manic depression pushing people towards alcohol especially in India. This feeling of exhaustion can persist for a long time and drain you of all the energy to do anything at all. Here are some things you can do to get back on track and out of the rut:
Take out time from your day and grab a notebook and simply write. It doesn’t necessarily have to be constructive or make much sense at all. Write about your day, your emotions, or ideas about new and upcoming projects. Even if you jump from one thing to another rapidly, let it all out. It’s important to give yourself time and understand what you’re feeling to reconnect with your work or yourself.
Take a break
If you continuously overwork yourself while being unable to get favourable results, it’s time to take a break and recharge. These small breaks can be from social media and technology which populates our everyday life. Just kick back in your own space and listen to music. It can also be a short time period away from a habitual environment or even just basking in the sole company of oneself. Utilise this time to free your mind of negative and burdensome thoughts.
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Listen to yourself
There are a million things that need to be done every day, and in overcoming these tasks to stay afloat in life often we neglect our own needs. This further leads to a self that is drained of any positive energy. Check whether your needs are being met, whether you’re fulfilling your own and not overlooking yourself.
Pick one goal at a time
Juggling multiple projects in one go and underperforming in them results in a negative response. If you’re used to succeeding at multitasking but are now finding it difficult and impossible to get even one accomplished completely, it’s time to check your own input capacity. By streamlining projects and focusing on one goal at a time by establishing well-defined checkpoints, you’ll slowly and surely achieve positive results.
Working around time restrictions can be daunting, so pick an activity that you can spend time on without limiting yourself within deadlines. Do tasks that can be done easily and quickly. Clean your desk and your desktop. Do laundry and take out the trash. Pick up a painting brush and paint without the added pressure of a critical audience. Just start doing something, anything at all.
Pick up a book and immerse yourself in its pages. Rejuvenate yourself by disconnecting from a hectic and draining schedule. It’s an age-old habit that is just as helpful as it ever was.
Why you do what you do
If you’re feeling stuck at work, ask yourself why you chose the job that you did. By engaging in this exercise you can explore your feelings towards the problems you’re facing at work and even rediscover your love for the work that you’re assigned to do. And if the nature of the work itself seems to be a problem, you can also try to think about what is it that you actually want to do.
Whatever be the problem you’re facing, remember that you’ll get through this. If you’re stuck in your own head, you can reach out to a trusted friend or significant other to vent about your situation. It may feel endless and that it’s going to last forever, but it’s not.