10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Motivation High in Spring

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22 September 2021

Spring months have come and gone. Although this season is a source of energy for some, it is the cause of fatigue and loss of motivation for others. If you feel tired, sluggish all the time and you can’t get rid of your sleepy state, you can gain energy without going into spring sluggishness by making small changes in your diet and lifestyle.
In the spring season, the electric charge in the air increases. This charge is carried through the positively and negatively charged ions in the air, and some changes may occur during transportation during seasonal changes. In this case, it can cause fatigue along with mental problems. Let’s take a look at constructive examples under easy headings on this topic.

1) Make small changes in your lifestyle.

Sitting in one position for a long time can deplete your energy. This can happen even while watching TV or using a computer. Because your body equates inactivity with sleep. Stretch often, get up and walk around a bit. A great deal of energy is expended in trying to keep the body upright. Poor posture (bending forward or rocking) puts the spine out of alignment. The more the spine is out of balance, the more energy the muscles expend to compensate. Make sure that your head and body are in a straight line while moving, sitting or standing. Don’t let your head fall forward. Keep your ears just above the shoulders. Other than that, turn on music and take a warm shower to wake up in the morning.

2) Take your precautions against diseases and allergies.

Along with the temperature changes seen in the spring, viral infections called flu, cold and common cold begin to be seen very often. This gives you a new reason for loss of motivation as well as complacency. For this, you can consume foods that can strengthen your immune system, prebiotic yogurts or plenty of fruit, and try to stay away from the things you are allergic to. Antioxidant vitamins and minerals also help to remove harmful substances from the body as a result of metabolism.

3) Don’t forget the effect of what you wear on your mood.

Choose cotton clothes instead of synthetics. It is also important to dress appropriately for the seasons; very tight, sweaty nylon-containing clothes or clothes that are thin enough to get cold should not be preferred. Choosing cotton clothes that allow the body to breathe and that can be removed and re-worn when necessary will make you feel more fresh and vigorous during the day. In addition, taking care of yourself increases your self-confidence during the day.

4) Get in the spring mood.

In the spring months, it should not be stayed in crowded places and closed places unless it is necessary. Pandemic is of course an obstacle, but we can spend time in spacious and safe places as much as we can.

5) Make changes in your eating and drinking patterns.

A breakfast that you start the day with fresh foods will prevent sudden mood swings as it balances sugar. Consumption of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is very important. The necessity of water for the human body should not be forgotten and attention should be paid to adequate fluid consumption. Take care not to eat greasy and large amounts of food at night.
Cut down on caffeinated drinks. Instead of caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, cold drinks, cocoa and the like, you can prefer herbal teas to benefit from their relaxing effects. If you are a smoker, you should adjust your vitamin C intake to 2 times higher than that of a non-smoker. Omega-3 fatty acids are also effective in relieving the symptoms of depression, as in many health problems.

6) Get as much sleep as your body needs.

Attention should be paid to sleep, insomnia reduces body resistance and causes us to get sick more easily. Sleep pattern should also be adjusted according to factors such as age, daily activity intensity and duration. You should set regular sleep times and stick to these hours. Adequate sleep will help you stay energized throughout the day. You should try to sleep 7-8 hours a day. In the evening, before going to bed, you can read a book that will relax you.

7) Be more active.

Spend 30-40 minutes a day exercising. When you can’t do this, take advantage of small daily activities such as getting on the bus 2 stops later and getting off 2 stops early, choosing to walk instead of taking the car to the grocery store. Brisk walks that you will do at least 3 days a week and adopting an active lifestyle will also protect you against fatigue. We can recommend you to take these walks outdoors. Learning some relaxation exercises will also have a relaxing effect.

8) Do the little things you love.

Socialize safely. It can also be difficult to socialize when your mood is bad. However, make an effort to connect with people you enjoy having around you. Your friends can provide you with a shoulder to cry on or a fun environment. If possible, organize a small trip to a place where you think you’ll feel great. It would even be great if you add a few close friends who have been vaccinated on this trip. :))
Find online courses tailored to your interests. Watch motivational movies or a movie you love, listen to energetic music in the mood you want to be in, not the mood you’re in in the morning on the road.

9) Change your mindset.

The spring season is always paired with positive life events. However, the spring months will be a month when we will experience both positive and negative events together, just like the other months of our lives. Instead of saying “this happened to me even when everyone was happy in the spring” when faced with a negativity, the thought that “there have been a lot of positive and negative events in my life, this too will pass” gives you a sense of being in control of events and helps you feel better. If you worry about something during the day, your heart rate and blood pressure will rise and your muscles will tighten, resulting in fatigue.

Take some time to resolve your concerns. Try to think of positive solutions and then banish your worries from your mind. Do a task or assignment first thing in the morning so you don’t have to worry about it all day. When starting the day, clear your mind of negative thoughts by making a positive statement that that day will go well.

10) Make your own To Do list.

Create your own to-do list when you think that you can’t keep up with anything, are tired, and can’t move forward. Set small goals for yourself and itemize everything. This; It can also be small things like “send an e-mail, call a friend, take out a lecture note”. Cross out everything you’ve finished, seeing how far you’ve come and knowing what you’re going to do will motivate you. Having pictures or objects that you believe will motivate you and that will remind you of your goals or dreams as you look at them at home, in your bag or on your desk at work can also motivate you to fulfill your goals.

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