Let’s face it. We’ve all had those days.

You woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Time slowed to a stop at work. The car in front of you went a little too slowly and a truck blocked your way on the next lane over. And now that you’re home, you still have a pile of laundry to sift through, dishes to wash, and a slew of unopened emails.


Take a step back. Breathe. Here are 5 ways to help boost your motivation again.

Remind Yourself That It Is Okay To Feel Worn Out

We’re too hard on ourselves. When there’s so much to do, it can be difficult to think of sitting down to take a rest. You aren’t superhuman, and that’s okay. Feeling guilty for being tired isn’t helping anyone. Once you accept that it’s okay to feel worn out, it’s so much easier to bring yourself back into a motivated mindset.

Get Moving

You might not be someone who is keen on exercise—And that’s okay! Just taking a walk around the block is enough to clear your mind. Even getting up from your desk to walk out of the room goes a long way. When you get your body moving, your brain releases chemicals that increase your mood and motivation. So don’t underestimate the power of getting up to move, even if it’s just for a short time!

Make a To Do List

Especially when your brain is foggy, it can be hard to think of all the things you have to do. Make a to do list to help you prioritize these tasks. It is so much more relieving when you can see all your tasks laid out in front of you. Remember to check off each task after it’s complete. Checking off items in a to do list allows your brain to realize: Wow, I’m really getting a lot done!

Escape For a Short Time

I’m not saying you need to go on an impromptu trip across the country. But when you remove yourself from your pile of things to do, you reset your mind temporarily. You allow for a more rejuvenated mindset when you come back to the house.  Even a trip to the grocery store, or a stroll around the mall can do the trick when trying to boost your motivation back home.

Start Off With Something You Love To Do

Do you unwind by reading a good book? Is your guilty pleasure dancing around the room, blasting your favorite song? The point is, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re enjoying yourself! Allow yourself some time to unwind. If you start off your time at home by doing one thing that you love, you will be more motivated to do work afterwards.


It’s alright to feel burnout after a long day of work. But it’s important to know how to increase your motivation again. These 5 ways can help you tackle everything you need to do for the rest of the day. Keep your head up and you’ll get your work done in no time!