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#projChronicWisdom: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated

#projChronicWisdom: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

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Question:

We all have those days where we aren’t motivated to do anything. Everything becomes labourious, and we just want to lie in bed and stare at the wall. What is your best method of dealing with this? How do you get yourself up and going again?

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"We need to think small and learn to place value on those small achievements. If you think about a strong man who pulls a lorry and a marathon runner, both are amazing achievements even though the strong man is only walking about 100 yards and the marathon runner is running 26 miles." - Julie Holliday | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“We need to think small and learn to place value on those small achievements. If you think about a strong man who pulls a lorry and a marathon runner, both are amazing achievements even though the strong man is only walking about 100 yards and the marathon runner is running 26 miles.” – Julie Holliday

*This is an excerpt used with permission from Julie’s post, “How to be More Effective in Your Self Care”.

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“First of all, we need to really believe that it will get us where we want it to. Then we have to show our subconscious how much more we will benefit from the new behaviour.” – Julie Holliday

*This is an excerpt used with permission from Julie’s post, “How to be More Effective in Your Self Care”.

"Instead of seeing the distance to our goal, we need to pay attention to the fact that we are closing the gap." - Julie Holliday | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“Instead of seeing the distance to our goal, we need to pay attention to the fact that we are closing the gap.” – Julie Holliday

*This is an excerpt used with permission from Julie’s post, “How to be More Effective in Your Self Care”.

"Prayer and positive thoughts keep me going, even if I'm stationary. Keeping my focus on gratitude; appreciating the small victories. Refusing to let illness steal my joy." - Terry Mayfield | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“Prayer and positive thoughts keep me going, even if I’m stationary. Keeping my focus on gratitude; appreciating the small victories. Refusing to let illness steal my joy.” – Terry Mayfield

"When I was a palliative care nurse I used to tell people I was an ordinary woman doing an extraordinary job; now on low days I tell myself that I am still doing an extraordinary job, in an extraordinary body!" - Claire Saul | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“When I was a palliative care nurse I used to tell people I was an ordinary woman doing an extraordinary job; now on low days I tell myself that I am still doing an extraordinary job, in an extraordinary body!” – Claire Saul

"When you are feeling down, reach out and help someone else." - Tom Seaman | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“When you are feeling down, reach out and help someone else.” – Tom Seaman

"I look back at what I have achieved on my worst days and times when I didn't think I could to remind me I can." - Rhiann Johns | Participate at: www.achronicvoice.com

“I look back at what I have achieved on my worst days and times when I didn’t think I could to remind me I can.” – Rhiann Johns

If I am discouraged, I try to get in touch with my sense of humor, because that almost always gives me breathing space and brightens my perspective. - Lovely with Lupus

“If I am discouraged, I try to get in touch with my sense of humor, because that almost always gives me breathing space and brightens my perspective.” – Lovely with Lupus

"When my motivation is particularly low, I accept it, let it go and trust that it will pick up again soon. As long as I don't try to force it, it always does!" - Julie Holliday | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“When my motivation is particularly low, I accept it, let it go and trust that it will pick up again soon. As long as I don’t try to force it, it always does!” – Julie Holliday

"I think of this quote by Rumi, ''You've seen my descent. Now watch my rising.'". - Super Pooped | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“I think of this quote by Rumi, ”You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.'”. – Super Pooped

"I think to myself, 'If that's what it takes', because I know resting works and that it'll help, even if it's hard to do." - Super Pooped | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“I think to myself, ‘If that’s what it takes’, because I know resting works and that it’ll help, even if it’s hard to do.” – Super Pooped

"Create. Creating is a profoundly constructive way to distance yourself from your pain, to remind yourself that you're still a thunderous force." - Jay Armstrong | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“Create. Creating is a profoundly constructive way to distance yourself from your pain, to remind yourself that you’re still a thunderous force.” – Jay Armstrong

"Color, draw, sculpt, build a bird house, make Christmas ornaments, restore an old car, get crazy with a crock pot. Create to reclaim your power. Create to make your soul sing." - Jay Armstrong | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“Color, draw, sculpt, build a bird house, make Christmas ornaments, restore an old car, get crazy with a crock pot. Create to reclaim your power. Create to make your soul sing.” – Jay Armstrong

"I make myself a nice mug of green tea which I find helps to lift my energy levels. Also by taking ten minutes to sit and enjoy it I can psyche myself up to get going again!" - Not Just Tired | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“I make myself a nice mug of green tea which I find helps to lift my energy levels. Also by taking ten minutes to sit and enjoy it I can psyche myself up to get going again!” – Not Just Tired

"‪Think only about what you need to achieve right now. Don't worry about what lies ahead. Sit up in bed. Congratulate yourself. Move on to the next task‬." - Laura's Pen | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“‪Think only about what you need to achieve right now. Don’t worry about what lies ahead. Sit up in bed. Congratulate yourself. Move on to the next task‬.” – Laura’s Pen

I listen to brainless dance music with a catchy beat. I dance like a duck but the movement seems to help! | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“I listen to brainless dance music with a catchy beat. I dance like a duck but the movement seems to help!” – A Chronic Voice

I get started with one simple task that is easily achievable. Momentum usually builds up from there. | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

“I get started with one simple task that is easily achievable. Momentum usually builds up from there.” – A Chronic Voice

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21 comments

  • Avatar of April

    I love all the quotes you included here, Sheryl. It honestly helps to lift our spirit. Thanks for writing your experiences as people like me who are still figuring out what causes our pain. It can be frustrating at times. I always enjoyed learning and reading your blog. I read a couple of them.

  • Avatar of Rashmi Agrawal

    Loved the inspiring quotes. Feeling low is inevitable but feeling motivated can happen by just reading one post like yours.

  • Avatar of Emma England

    I love all these tips! Lovely to have another read of these, and good timing when I’ve been having a bit of a rubbishy week! xx

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Aww…I hope the weekend is a good one! I’ve had a rubbish week too with an infection (the normal people kind, which gets amplified in chronic illness!), but am also on ‘holiday’ for a few days. Which I’m glad I could still make it for even though I’ve been spending half of it in the hotel bed lol. Not gonna complain 🙂 Sending you much love dearie! xxxx

  • Avatar of Leidamarie Tirado-Lee

    Wonderful quotes with amazing designs. This is such a lovely idea!

  • Avatar of Caz

    What a lovely post, I’ll have to bookmark this for when I need a little motivational boost! Thanks for sharing! ♥
    Caz x

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Thanks Caz! It’s interesting to see how everyone deals with it a little differently! Hope they give you some new ideas too x

  • Avatar of Kristen Williamson

    Love! Thanks for taking the time, talent, and effort to share your motivating quotes! I too, have passed them along to a support group. I hope this post finds you well. Take care. <3

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Aww…thank you very much Kristen, I appreciate the appreciation! 😉 Thank you for sharing it as well, and feel free to contribute a phrase any time! Have a lovely day!

  • Avatar of Claire Saul

    All pinned to a new board! Look stunning – well done! Cx

  • Avatar of Ggmandy

    This is awesome! Thanks!

  • Avatar of Stacey

    These are SO good! Love that you’re doing this.

  • Avatar of Claire Saul

    Shared link on Pain Pals Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs x

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