What to Do If You Don’t Want to Do Anything

What to Do If You Don’t Want to Do Anything

Some days, you don’t feel like doing anything, and it’s not as enjoyable as Bruno Mars makes it seem. It’s not just that you’re not in the mood to go to work or the bar. Most individuals will go through a period when getting out of bed in the morning feels futile, no matter how brief or long it lasts.

That feeling of not wanting to accomplish anything at all might be the consequence of moderate melancholy, emotional exhaustion, or stress, or just the fact that you have a to-do list the length of your arm that never seems to get any shorter, and you can’t take it anymore.


It might be that you feel like you have no alternatives and are caught in a rut, or that you have so many options and courses of action that you’d rather keep your head firmly beneath your pillow since it’s much relaxing there.

This is when this collection of ideas comes in handy. Here I listed 4 ideas explaining what to do, if you aren’t in the mood to do something.

1. Examine whether or not you require a break.

This is generally the first thing I do when I don’t want to accomplish anything. We have frequently worked quite hard, and the lethargy we are experiencing is our body and emotions telling us that we need to take a break. And this is where intellectual honesty is required since even when we don’t need a break, our minds insist on telling us that we do!

But we all need a break now and again.

2. Fast forward, then rewind

You’ll feel more inspired to look forward to the future if you remind yourself of where you’ve been. Jason Rosell, a personal trainer and the Caliente Fitness health brand founder said he looks at old images of himself when he was overweight and knows he doesn’t want to go back there.

So, after looking at a few old photos, he imagines himself now and realizes he wants to keep his current physique.

3. Pause for a moment.

Feeling unmotivated to accomplish anything might indicate that you’re stressed or worn out. Sometimes the best thing you can do is take a break and spend time caring for yourself.

Consider taking a “mental wellness day” when you let go of your preconceived notions about what you should be able to accomplish. Instead, concentrate on activities that make you feel replenished and at ease.

Allow yourself to relax and unwind with a warm blanket and a good book. The trick is to relax and allow your mind and body to rest during this period.

Self-care that is quite easy might sometimes help you become in a better mood. Try showering, stretching, and drinking a glass of water.

4. Could you make a note of it?

I am ecstatic when I can adequately convert my thoughts from my mind to paper. Because I’m a writer, this one is slanted toward me, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I also keep a secret notebook in which all of my words are run-ons.

This does not, however, have to be written. Any way you express your thoughts, such as drawing, dancing, singing, or photography, can help you move through it. I’m doing that right now, in case you hadn’t noticed.

I’ve had a difficult month and have decided to write about it. What’s more, you know what? I’m starting to feel better.

What to Do If You Don’t Want to Do Anything

All of my best wishes go out to every one of you. You’re going to make it through!

Closing thoughts

It’s important to remember that motivation isn’t about feeling inspired or anything else. The ultimate goal is to instill a desire to act to achieve your objectives.

And I’m confident that if you implement some of the strategies I’ve listed, you’ll be well on your way to becoming more motivated, taking more action, and ultimately changing your life.


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