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Rowan Lopes
What you guys do to find joy when you don’t feel motivated? (I’m looking for some encouragement)
Jun 1, 2020 4:49 AM
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It can be difficult to get yourself in the mood but if you can then I find that exercise can be really helpful. I know this is a challenge if you are in quarantine but there are lots of exercise videos you can try :)

One of the best things, I find, is having a good old laugh, perhaps with a partner, roommate, close friend, or family member. Stand-up comedy/cat videos/films can also come in handy.

If you like to read, then books can be a great escape. If I'm feeling down then I'll look for something absorbing and not too cerebral. If you like magic or fantasy, I really recommend Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and for something historical, you might enjoy Wolf Hall. They're both quite long but in a good way.

If you're after something a little more "deep", then poetry can be really comforting. Some of favourites are Emily Dickinson, Philip Larkin, Audre Lorde, Walt Whitman, Charles Baudelaire, Sylvia Plath, and Federico Garcia Lorca.

I hope you feel better soon.


June 1, 2020
Hi Rowan,

Try making a gratitude list- It's where you think of all the things that you feel grateful for. These could be past or present experiences. physical /material things or people amongst others,......

Another thing that may make you feel more cheerful and motivated is doing things that you really love /enjoy.

Getting out into nature can also be helpful, like a walk on the beach, or to the mountains, obviously depending on where you live.....

Good luck, and I hope this helps:)
June 1, 2020
Rowan Lopes
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