How To Motivate Yourself When Feeling Down

We all have off days, and some days I wake up and find myself in a funk I just can’t shake off. There are many ways to boost motivation when you’re feeling sad or down, and the most important thing is to find what works for you.


One way is to feel grateful for the things you have. This will make us focus on what we do have instead of what we don’t have, which can make us feel better about where we are in life.

Another way to boost motivation is to treat ourselves and do something nice for ourselves. This will make us feel like doing more and won’t give up as easily on our goals because it makes us feel better about ourselves in general.

It can also be helpful to remind yourself of the things you want to accomplish and why you want them so bad in the first place. It’s always good to set goals for yourself that motivate you, so you have something to aim for, and give you focus too.


You could seek out a creative activity. This could be anything from drawing, playing an instrument, painting or writing. Pick whichever one appeals to you and get started! This will distract your attention from your problems and give you an opportunity for self-expression, too.

Go for a walk: It might not feel like the best way to spend the day when it’s raining outside, but going for a walk will clear your head and help with creativity. Get out into some fresh air!

If you’re feeling down, try to find an activity that you enjoy. If it’s too hard to find something right away, remember your first moments of joy or excitement. Consider what made you feel that way, and try to recreate those emotions again.

A good way to get motivated when feeling sad is by writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. By expressing your thoughts onto paper, it may be easier to see what triggered the negative feelings, and you can figure out how to avoid them in the future.

Having a bad day can happen to anyone. You might be feeling sad or down for a variety of reasons, but that does not mean you can’t find ways to motivate yourself, and hopefully you’ve found these suggestions to be helpful.

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