Stop Giving Up on Your Day Before You Even Start It

Sometimes, when we feel bad, even something as small as other people arguing, an offhand comment, or accidentally breaking a glass can destroy our day before it even starts. This high sensitivity to our surroundings builds over time to the point where we don’t want to wake up, don’t want to do anything, and give up on our desires and plans, resorting to unhealthy passive escapism behaviors such as smoking, drugs, gambling, and overeating.

Having experienced this low level of motivation myself, I can tell you from experience that the best way to handle this situation is to push forward regardless of how we feel. We need to become action-oriented instead of problem-oriented and, if possible, remove ourselves from the stressful situation. Often, our situation, though negative and demotivating, is clear to us, meaning that further thinking or dwelling on the situation won’t solve our problems.

At this point, we need to focus on action and force ourselves to do things despite everything. While action might not solve all our problems, there is unlikely to be any positive result without it. And though it may not be clear what exactly we need to do to fix our situation, consistently doing what we believe is the best solution for the situation may eventually reveal what we need to do to get what we want.

The best possible solution to most problems, although not easy to implement, is to remove ourselves from the source of the problems. This may involve leaving the house, changing jobs, or even moving to a different country.

Overall, it may be difficult to regain motivation when we are so unmotivated that we give up on the day before it even starts. However, the solution, at least in part, is to force ourselves back into action and gradually start building our motivation until we can hopefully find a possible solution and regain our happiness.

So if you are currently dealing with something and need extra support or an opinion regarding your situation, please contact our support. This is why we are here!

Roman Russo

Roman Russo

Roman Russo is the visionary founder, senior happiness coach, and Chief Happiness Officer of Optimal Happiness. He has written the revolutionary Optimal Happiness: The Fastest and Surest Way to Reach Your Happiest Potential, a must-read book about achieving our happiest potential. After researching this field for over eight years, Roman is confident that anyone can become happy and invites us to undertake this transformation. Are you ready to start living the life you always meant to live?

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