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When there's no motivation
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Welcome to my first weekly email newsletter.
The thing is, I've been in a slump recently. I'm currently finding it difficult to do the things I know I should be doing; both work and life-related.
Work - Take, for instance, my photography. I haven't enjoyed taking photos in recent weeks and my laptop has been idle in the past couple of days.
I have an open project file in Davinci Resolve (which is a video-editing software because I've been learning videography (we'll talk about that some other time)) supposed to be done last week. However, I just started working on it today (Apr. 26) and by work I mean I imported the files and closed my laptop 😌.
Life - I've gone off the internet this past few weeks and I haven't even spoken to the few people I usually try and keep in touch with. Plus I spend lots of days indoors just lazying around, reading fiction, and counting the hours. Everything seems to be moving slowly and I do not have the energy to move them faster.
So yeah, I've been in a slump.
I'm slowly getting out of it though, hence this newsletter. As much as I would like to share a few things with you each week, this is also something for me to look forward to. It's a way to motivate myself to start writing and kind of release myself from the thoughts in my head (if that makes sense😅).
I did say everything is moving slowly, but maybe it's a good thing. Maybe we don't always need to live life fast. Maybe not being motivated is sometimes necessary to slow down and 'smell the roses' you know - see where things are going wrong and see how we can change things up. And maybe we sometimes need to shut ourselves off from the internet (more about this in the future) and do other things or NOT.
So if you are also in a kind of slump or feeling unmotivated, just know this:
1. you are not alone
2. it will pass
3. maybe it's something you need in order to shake things up for good in the next few months.
That's all I have today. I do hope you all have a great ‘rest of the week’. See you next week.
p.s. my favorite song this terrible week has been Lewis Capaldi's How I'm feeling now: I can relate to feeling trapped. Give it a listen if you can too.
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