In the Flow with Healing Waters
Need some motivation?
The weather is changing. Leaves are turning, days are shorter, temperatures are dropping and so is my motivation. I’m not sure if it is the adjustment to cold or lack of vitamin D that prompts it, but I notice it each fall. I feel less productive, move slower and am hesitant to say yes to commitments. I prefer to cozy up with a blanket, a cuddly pet and a book. I wouldn’t call it depression, but some may identify it as that. It’s more just a blah feeling. So, how do we cope or change the energy around these feelings?
Motivation, or lack thereof can be tricky. Sometimes, it’s not there because it’s an unpleasant task that needs to be done, other times you’re just plain tired. Either way, start small. My sometimes wise father used to say, “The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.” (For the record, we never ate any actual elephants and my father is wiser the older I get.) You can pick a small part of the task and complete it, take a break and do another piece. I set timers to encourage me to get up after my “break”. Small tasks lead to big accomplishments. By finishing the small task, you create motivation for the next. It’s a myth that motivation is just present, sometimes you have to create it with momentum.
You can also support your body with a liver flush. When your liver becomes congested, it affects your energy levels, feelings of motivation, skin, digestion, heat regulation (you will run hotter), and more. By receiving an energetic liver flush, you are supporting your body to process these stagnant emotions, food and environmental toxins, medications, poolside drinks, etc. and allowing it to function at its best.
It’s also OK to spend a day just honoring your body’s need to rest. We live in a world full of input and sometimes we need to just “be.” Take a day with no to do lists, no expectations, and just nourish YOU. Take a nap, make your favorite meal, read a book, catch up with a friend, whatever fills your bucket!
Take a good vitamin supplement. Sometimes, our lack of motivation is a nutritional deficiency. The body needs proper nutrients to have the energy to work effectively. Find a quality multivitamin and take it consistently. You may also be interested to have your vitamin D levels checked, a Vitamin D deficiency can also add to the above symptoms. If you are deficient, your health care provider/naturopath can assist you in getting the proper dose.
Be kind to yourself friends, you’re doing your best!
Dragging my buns in the flow,