what are some practical things I can start to do when I feel stuck and unmotivated to do anything?

I have been feeling very stuck and unmotivated in all area of my life. I don’t know what else to do or where to start. I want to start on something practical to create a habit.
Asked by Zo
Answered
12/06/2021

Hi Zo. I would start with gratitude---not the regular normal gratitude we all experience but gratitude on a smaller level such as being appreciative of a good parking spot or a green light. Purposely feeling joy for little things the same way you would if you won the lottery or achieved your great dream. You can practice gratitude for the past, present or future. You practice future gratitude for goals you want to achieve including how you want to feel as if it you've already accomplished it such "I am so happy and gratitude now that I've bought my dream home."  (Check out the Greatest Tool of Transformation  on dailymotion.com) Also check out the 21-day mental diet by Brian Tracy  and The Grateful Project by Hailey Barthelomew on YouTube and Google 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude. Another useful practice is meditating. You can start with a short 3-minute meditation but be consistent in doing it daily. You can find 3-minute breathing exercises on YouTube or try an app like Headspace, Calm, or Insight Timer. It's normal to have a lot of thoughts when you first begin to meditate but as you continue you will go from maybe 100 thoughts in a minute to 75 to only 30 thoughts, for example. Meditation means to focus on purpose without judgment. If you have trouble with formal meditation check out Mel Robbin's Can't Meditate? 3 Meditation Hacks on YouTube. Also, feeding your mind daily with inspirational, motivational or educational material daily will expand and rewire your mind. Educational material would include books or videos on finances, success principles, health, wealth, relationships, goal-setting, etc. Subjects that you can apply to your life for a more quality life. One book to check out that is fairly short is As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. The audiobook is also available on YouTube. Feeding your mind can also including listening to interviews of people overcoming or on topics such as health and wealth. Tom Bilyeu and Lewis Howes have a good interview on various topics. They have podcasts as well as YouTube channels. Marisa Peer has very good information on goal-setting, reprogramming your mind and collaborating with your mind on YouTube. Her TEDx talk is called Collaborate with your mind. Finally, addressing unresolved trauma may be helpful as well has going for long walks and focusing on things that are far away.