I’m demotivated

When we slip from our routines, when we ‘fall off the wagon’, miss our workout, overeat, miss something out, sleep in, basically run out of steam, our conditioned response is to fight it, dig in, toughen-up and push harder.

That resistance leads us to fall further, the negative energy where we are fighting what is leads to further demotivation.

If we choose, however, to accept that we are a little tired, or demotivated, or suffering a deeper internal mental turmoil, then the letting go brings a break in the cycle, it allows us to breathe, it allows us to relax and just go with the flow of it.

Usually when we ‘hit the buffers’ it is a sign to stop, to relax, to change our routine, to just go with it. That way we can move on instead of continuing the battle with it and the struggle only gets tougher.

If we trust out feelings, then we will know that the mind is troubled and causing this demotivation, that is the point to accept these feelings, identifying them allows us to become conscious and present, it allows us to detach from these mental struggles that have brought the fatigue, the struggle, the lack of motivation.

Let go, accept, breathe and stop fighting…peace will come and motivation will return to us now.

Just breathe and relax

Once we allow ourselves to become unconscious in our thought, it is very powerful and before we realise it we are dragged from one drama to another. We lose any sense of now and our surroundings, we are in perpetual projection of what might happen. The unreal future that only creates psychological fear.

This not only affects our mental state it also manifests itself physically within the body.

Often when we become dominated by our thoughts we feel tired, frazzled, anxious, and many other feelings of general unwell.

An easy way to break this cycle right now and to disconnect from our thoughts is to simply breathe. To step away from everything and sit peacefully and just breathe.

When breathe and meditate it allows the mind to go silent, this strengthens our awareness and allows us to become at peace within. This calms the body too. We physically let go as well as mentally.

If we just count our breaths in and out, noticing our belly rising and falling as we breathe, then awareness comes, we can feel our energy and know we are life and not our mind and its thoughts.

Soon we become conscious and free from our mind streams and the drama. We are no longer in the future, we are present now.

Then we are relaxed just from focusing on breathing. What an amazing thing.