Something has been going around lately, and I feel like its this lack of excitement. The holiday season is upon us and as much as we all thought COVID-19 would be gone by now it isn’t. We aren’t all getting excited for holiday travel, road trips with family, or whatever other big celebrations we had planned. I dreamed of being able to take Nicholas to Disneyland for his first time this year and that just isn’t going to happen. So many of our plans got put on hold, and then cancelled altogether. I knew in the back of my mind that we would still be dealing with COVID, but honestly I felt like life would get back to a little semblance of normal by now.
I don’t want to stay in this rut though, so here is how I’m dealing with it, and hopefully these tips will help you come out of it too.
- Working Out: I’m getting back into my solid workout routine. For months it seems I’ve been struggling with waking up early and feeling excited about anything really, but mostly workouts. I’ve still done them, but not with an excitement or dedication thats normal for me.
- Fueling My Body: I’m going back to the basics and I’m focusing on fueling my body properly. I’ve been indulging a bit too much lately, which has left me feeling sluggish, bloated, groggy, and has taken a huge tole on my skin. I’ve been breaking out in acne, my skin is dehydrated, and I’ve just been feeling ick lately.
- Reading for Fun: I usually only read or listen to personal development books, which will also make their way onto this list, but don’t forget to ready for pleasure too. I always love a good mystery novel my most recent favorite is The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- Personal Development: Yep. Those “self help” books you see in the bookstore they are an amazing tool for feeling undoubtedly confident and helping you unleash your best self. I used to be such a skeptic but truly after I ready You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero I couldn’t go back. Anytime I’m feeling a little stuck or unmotivated I go back to that book and it reignites my excitement all over again.