Staying motivated during a crisis can be a real challenge. There are a lot of factors that affect our mood and stamina. The most common are weather, health, hormonal imbalance, financial problems, and social problems. Being in a gloomy mood, for whatever the reason, can drag your motivation down and amplify your self-pity state of mind. Once you start losing balance in your everyday life, like stop exercising, avoid social communication, do nothing in despair, negative thoughts will come. And you cannot take them for granted. As you will notice, they will find their way up into your daily activities and try to discourage you. Irrational fears can appear. This is the time when you should realize, that it is time for action.
When your problems drain your energy, it’s completely fine, to spend few days in solitude, just recharging your batteries. What you shouldn’t allow to happen, is become lazy and discouraged. Sometimes, all you need is a good rest and a reality check. Sometimes, bigger problems can occur. And granted – their complexity would be beyond simple “talk out” or “sleep through”.
Staying motivated during crisis with keeping the sense of humor and optimism
Even in the most tragic scenario, it is really helpful if you can keep your humor about it. Cheerful thoughts will get you going, and won’t alienate people around you. People who can help you. Although it may be a good idea not to over do it. People closer to you will sense that fake smile and overemphasized laughter. Characters who are proud by nature can miss out a lot of help from their friends. The decision to be honest about the situation, can lead to clearance and solution.
Staying motivated during a crisis with finding alternative ways to maintain sustainability
Financial Problems – If you are going through some cutbacks, finding an alternative way to earn money can help overcome a crisis. The internet has variety of ideas and possibilities for making some extra money or finding contacts.
Start New – If you lost your job, use your experience to start from scratch. This time you’ll be the boss. Maybe this is the chance to do what you wanted to do your whole life.
Community Work – If you find yourself having some extra time on your hands, use it for volunteering. It has been proven, that helping others can reduce stress and bring feel of contentment.
Love Matters – If you lost someone dear to you, surround yourself with the people you love. Don’t forget that everyone has its own past, and you might find some advices comforting and helpful.
Whatever you do, do not lose hope. Better days are on their way.