Do you lack energy? If so, what is causing this?
- In the recent months I feel as though I have been lacking energy to what to do anything that needs done in my life. For a while it was because of the lack of sleep I was getting, and sometimes it pertained to the kind of meals I was eating (heavy on the stomach?) but now, I think it has caused me to be lazy and not motivated to do things that once were important to me. I have been putting things off for a long time now, keep telling myself I will make time to do it and even write it in my planner but always find an excuse to not have it done. This laziness has been bumming me out and I really want to turn it around and go back to the highly motivated and goal achieving person I once was — and I know I am capable of doing so if I make it a habit once more. This question didn’t ask for a solution to my issue, but it will take me sitting down, writing a list of goals in detail (Quarterly, yearly, monthly, weekly, daily) and coming up with a schedule that is productive and puts my priorities first & then making time for entertainment as well so that I don’t get burnt out too quickly. It is actually simple, the hard part is step 1) sitting down and organizing my thoughts without being distracted. I am giving myself tomorrow as my start date to really get things going. Wish me luck.
Do you feel that you need more encouragement from others?
- While I do believe it would be nice to have more outside encouragement, I don’t depend on it or expect it because I have for so long relied on my own self motivation to pull me through & while it isn’t as strong as someone else believing in you or pushing you — sometimes it is just enough of what I need to kick me into gear. I have taught myself to be thankful when someone does take the time to encourage me but not fuss if it doesn’t happen because being my own strength I can count on more so than not, and having built this habit to encourage myself, I feel it comes handy when I don’t get outside encouragement from others.
Do the changing seasons affect your emotions? Why do you think this is?
- Yes, the changing seasons do affect my mood. I noticed in the summer time, I tend to be more active, motivated, positive and seemingly more happy; whereas in the fall/winter seasons, I tend to be lazy, more exhausted/tired, less motivated, grumpy & irritable. I believe the lack of sunshine might be one reason, another being the holidays during the colder months can be dreadful if something traumatic transpired during this time & usually I am always single for the holiday months, and so I feel more or less lonely compared to many of my peers whom are married, or dating someone during these times & can spend time with someone outside of their family or close friends. I am not a fan of colder weather, so for me, it sucks.
Anyone else experience changes in emotions due to changing seasons? how so?
Do your emotions motivate you? Is this in a positive or negative way?
- My emotions have motivated me in the past and sometimes still motivate me, I have allowed my emotions to get the best of me and had to suffer negative consequences due to my actions at the time but when my emotions are back up by determination, focus/drive, and serve as a purpose to humble me, or better myself — this ends up motivating me in a positive way.
Are you the type of person whom allows their emotions to motivate them & does this work out in your favor, or no?