How to be Motivated During Lockdown

Clip art image of bored man watching TV Are you just gonna watch TV all day and night or you gonna DO Something?

It was mentioned that many people were spending most of their time watching TV during this lockdown.

Unfortunately this reminds me of my days of deep depression when I slept most of the day then watched TV all night until dawn.

And that was not a very good state to be in. I feel blessed and grateful that I was graced with the gift of recovery, and for you who currently lack motivation to do get into action, I can sincerely empathize.

So what can you do about it?  You can keep tabs on the news that repeat the same messages for two days in a row, making yourself more upset,  or you can watch movies, soapies, reality TV or anything else as a form of escapism or better still you can get yourself moving and do something useful.

I am reminded of a good friend, her name I shall not mention to protect her privacy, whose room was in a total mess. She knew she should tidy the mess and clean the room but every time she looked at it she became overwhelmed and just turned her back on it and walked away. Just didn’t know how and where to make a start.

You can imagine that living and sleeping in that room could only be detrimental to both mental and physical health.  She was a good friend; what could I do or say to help her!

I am a great believer in “baby steps,” having used this technique to assist in my own recovery. So I suggested she just start with one corner of the room and tidy it, which she did.  One corner a day, or less, when done over a few days, will get the task done. And you will feel so much better for it. This is the suggestion I gave many of my clients when I was in Clinical Practice.

So what have you been putting off doing? Some washing up? Laundry? Mopping the floor? Vacuuming?  And what interests or hobbies had you neglected during ‘normal‘ times and forgotten about? Get off the couch or easy-chair, get to it! Do something and you will be doing a great service to your physical and mental well-being!

And, just in case you are so depressed that you can’t move (which is nearly impossible) there is an eBook that is easy to read and contains numerous suggestions about getting yourself out of that depression. Click here to find out more.

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  • Reply Linda Lee May 8, 2020 at 14:36

    This sounds much like me… overwhelmed and not knowing where to begin. Thanks for your suggestions. I will take them on board.

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