How To Power Up When You Feel Like Shutting Down

Ways to recharge your internal battery

Do you have days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed? That’s understandable given all of the recent turmoil in the world. Entire countries and economies are being shut down and people are bring ask to isolate themselves at home.

How can you get motivated to do much of anything when you can’t work or go to school and there seems to be no end in sight? Well, it’s hard, but we all have to find a way.

Here are my suggestions for how to give yourself a little pick-me-up:

  • Family. Try to be a good role model for others in your home and show them ways to be productive. Fix the fence, clean up the yard, or build a bookcase. There are so many ways in which you can have a productive day.
  • Sports. Keep up-to-date on your favorite sports team and the ways in which they’re going to win their division this year and totally crush their opponents.
  • Find success. Call or message your friends and family members and see who is working and if they need any help and then offer your assistance.
  • Build your online presence and promote it. You can always work on creating a website, blog or micro-blog that can help your brand or business. This may help you when the economy returns to normal.
  • Be with your lover. If your significant other is nearby, give them a hug or kiss. Show you care.
  • Keep networking. Go on business websites where people hang out and be active and find new connections and followers.
  • Teach your children. Spend time with your kids and read as much as you can. Build up math and science skills as well.
  • Write down good things that are on the way. If you will be getting a government stimulus check, write it down. If you will receive unemployment pay, add it to the list. If you are expecting other goods on the way, wrote those down as well. Keep adding to the list every chance that you get, and remind yourself to read the list.

There are many other ways to help you stay motivated. Remember that one day everything will return to normal, but we don’t know when. Look to friends and family for social and emotional help if you need it.

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