Post updated March 3, 2016
It seemed totally fitting that as I sit on my couch catching up on Nashville, completely unmotivated to work, I’d come across Melyssa Griffin‘s article How To Get Shit Done Even When You’re Totally Unmotivated. She offers great tips on how to get work done when all you want to do is watch baby animals on Youtube.
It’s so easy for us as bloggers to get exhausted and just lose motivation. No matter how much we love it sometimes life gets in the way and you don’t feel like you’ll be able to get anything done.
First let me say, you are not alone.
Last night I got home from work and refused to open my laptop. No emails would be checked. No comments responded to. I needed the me time. My brain was exhausted and my body was drained.
That’s why my favorite tip was Give Up. There are times when you have to force yourself to get you shit together and work. There are also times when if you aren’t motivated anything you produce will just be crap. Sometimes stepping away and clearing your head is all you need to reset.
If it’s your blog or your day job or whatever… some days you need to go for a walk, watch a movie or just move on to a different task.
No matter what you do you’re only human and giving up is okay as long as it’s temporary.
Now before you get to work here is an adorable video of squirrels: