tips for getting started despite low motivation

ME/CFS and No Motivation? Start Small, Value Small, Be Kind!

My low functioning, following my move and the autumn season change is dragging on now and along with poor functioning my motivation is still pretty low. I’ve always recognised that low motivation accompanies a dip in functioning or a crash, and having done a lot of internal work I’ve been able to make sure that … Read more

 
Finding motivation again, getting straight up and making the bed

7 Tips for Finding a Way Back from Extended Low Motivation

This winter seemed to bring me one knock back after another. With each knock back my motivation for self-care took a nosedive. This is something that I’m used to, and usually I just accept it, trusting it to bounce back as my health improves again. This time though, it didn’t. I found myself in a … Read more

 

5 tips for Boosting Your Motivation with a Tick Box Chart

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there about 5 weeks ago: We all want to be as well as we can be, but even when we feel highly motivated to reach as high a level of functioning as possible that doesn’t always translate to great motivation for self-care. We want the results but … Read more

 
Sunset moment of joy

How to Let Go of Where You Want to Be and Still Be Motivated!

I think one of the most difficult things to do that will bring us happiness and health is to let go of where you want to be. When you’re suffering you want to do what you can to no longer be suffering; you desperately want to be in that place of not suffering. Unfortunately though, … Read more

 

Managing a Set-Back and the Worry About Doing the Right Thing.

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there a couple of months ago. Like anybody with an illness like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Lyme disease, I’m rather familiar with this kind of setback. Over a total of 15 years of experience with ME/CFS I’ve developed a comfortable and effective strategy for dealing … Read more

 

When a Setback Drags On ….and On

This is a post I wrote about 6 weeks ago now and was first published by ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  about a month ago. I’m happy to say that the strategies I describe here were extremely effective. Trust brought me the peace I needed to heal, and as things improved slightly I was able to invest a little more … Read more