I honestly don’t know if these pills are doing anything lol.
I’ve been feeling kinda shitty the last few days.
Today started off the same: low motivation, finding it hard to get any work done.
I do think that positive feelings do follow having a goal or purpose. Without it, it’s hard to feel good.
Getting outside and interacting with the world helped (I went grocery shopping haha) and despite my lack of motivation, I managed to get some stuff done (was the quality there? I don’t know…)
I did watch a good video about practicing gratitude. It’s called The Healing Power of Gratitude (I’m a fan of this YouTuber because she always offers up really practical stuff).
The video talks about how practicing gratitude actually changes your brain chemistry, releasing a bunch of positive chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, and can help with feelings of anxiety and depression.
Gratitude has a lot of other benefits outside of just that but I found it really interesting because, despite all the good things I have in my life, I RARELY practice gratitude.
Bad, I know. I don’t know why I don’t. I guess I’m just out of practice but I’m really motivated to start.
Could it really be that easy to be more joyful?
I feel like my brain is really good at thinking/feeling depressive thoughts. Can I change my mind by just taking a couple minutes a day to think about what I’m grateful for?
I think I have a new 30-day challenge after this! 🙂