I took a little break from blogging last week and wasn’t going to write anything today but I just wanted to try to get into the writing zone again. Last week, I was feeling a little bit uninspired and I just didn’t feel like writing anything. I was going to edit some of the drafts I have saved but it just didn’t feel genuine to write when I wasn’t feeling it. I’ve just felt a bit stuck on what to write about, every time I came up with an idea I kind of dismissed it and talked myself out of it.
I’ve been felt a bit unmotivated and stuck. I’m not sure what has caused this, but my fatigue has been quite bad recently and has made me just come home and go straight to bed and doing nothing. I think that has made it harder to write, I get stuck in a rut of doing nothing. My fatigue is also making me anxious about my work because I’m finding it harder to start my essays in between lectures when I feel so exhausted.
I’ve realised that I’m going to have to make changes to make things better and to feel better. I thought I’d share a list of changes I’m going to try to do to help. Maybe it will help someone who struggles with fatigue or is struggling with motivation.
- Going to bed earlier. This is a pretty obvious thing to do, I am definitely guilty of staying up too late, which could be one of the significant factors affecting my fatigue.
- Planning the day. I do find it hard to stick to schedules but I think it’ll help stop me doing nothing after lectures if I plan what time I’ll work and what time I’ll rest.
- Setting the day up right. I’m going to make sure I start the day as best I can, by setting up the day to be positive. I think I’ll write a separate post about what I’ll be doing differently.
- Timing my free-time. This is kind of part of sticking to a schedule but I’m going to set a timer for the amount of time I spend relaxing. For example, I’ll time an hour and then I have to do an hour of study instead. I’m not going to like doing this but I think it’ll help.
- Writing a line or more a day. I want to just jot down my thoughts before I go to sleep and wake up. I want to start and end the day actually doing something, rather than just checking my phone and aimlessly scrolling. This one is more to do with keeping me motivated to write than helping with the fatigue, but maybe doing something a bit more productive than staring at a phone will help me be more productive.
- Research. I’m going to really do some research on how to effectively manage chronic fatigue and make changes based on research. I haven’t really researched carefully how to manage fatigue, so doing this might really help.
I’m confident that with a little bit of change and motivation, I can feel a lot better than I currently do.
Thank you for reading,
If you don’t already know why I suffer from chronic fatigue this post explains a little bit more.