You’ve just had a disagreement with your spouse, your expenses are building up, and you’re in a bad situation at work. You’re in a bad mood and feel helpless. While you have a lengthy list of things to accomplish, you just want to crawl up in bed and watch Netflix.

The scenario may not be dire, yet you’re having a miserable day because something bad happened or you are just having a blue day. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s easy to believe that you’ve exhausted all of your options and nothing has worked.

To get yourself out of a funk on a bad day, try one or more of these tricks to motivate yourself on a blue day.


1.   Don’t Encourage It

You’ll just make things worse if you wallow in self-pity. As a result of these unpleasant emotions, depression thrives and flourishes. You can’t get rid of negative thoughts, but you can learn to recognize them and so reduce their impact.

The wisest course of action is to do the opposite! Motivational speeches and videos can help lift your spirits and give you new ideas. Positive quotes can lift your spirits even if you don’t have time to watch an entire movie. Many negative statements can be overwhelmed by a single positive comment. It only takes a few minutes of positive thinking to change your entire day.


2.   Set Easy Goals

It’s impossible for someone who’s not feeling well to accomplish all the things they set out for themselves. It’s not possible because your energy levels have substantially changed since then. If you fail to meet expectations, you will feel like a failure. Avoid drama by setting simple and easy goals.

Getting through one problem at a time is a good strategy if you want to get your math assignment done. Once you’ve done that, try to solve one more equation. It’s fine if you can’t.


3.   Get Away from Social Media

A civilization that is completely dependent on technology has both positive and negative effects on the way we connect with each other and how we perceive ourselves as a whole. Avoid using a computer or phone for a while.

To motivate yourself throughout the year, you must do more to keep your minds active, especially on gloomy days. Try to limit your use of your social media to less than an hour a day and use that time doing something you enjoy such as reading a book, playing your violin with the most comfortable shoulder rest, or going for a walk in the park.


4.   Pamper Yourself

It’s important to remind yourself not to be too hard on yourself. Spend quality time with your family and friends. Do something nice for yourself, no matter how small the gesture may be. Think of your blue day as a celebration, and you’ll be able to get through it much more easily.

Get your nails and hair done in the salon. Give yourself a treat. Then dress to impress in your finest garments and accouterments. Even if you think it’s absurd, appearing and behaving as though you’re already in a good mood might lift your spirits.


Final Words

All of us deal with a lack of motivation on our blue days at some point in our lives. When you take on the goal of changing your life, you’ll confront obstacles along the way. However, it’s how you react to your lack of drive that really matters. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to be kind to yourself and experiment with new ways to motivate yourself when it’s gloomy.