WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING
Hello and welcome back to our blog! It’s finally Spring and we’re excited. But I admit to experiencing a little difficulty bounding out of the doors, full of energy to engage in all the wonders of the warm weather. Because April showers bring May flowers, I find myself also having to sit out more than a few opportunities to go for a walk with my Sophia and/or get in great outdoor game of ‘toss’ with her favorite toys. Does this happen to you?
You’re bound to have moments in your life when you don’t even feel like getting out of bed. You lay there in bed, just staring at the ceiling, thinking about how comfortable you are there. The early morning walk you’ve promised your fur baby gets delayed because, well…you just don’t easily let go of that moment anymore. While I am no expert in human emotion, those feelings might be some mild form of depression. It could also be an emotional drain caused by stress at work or in your personal life. And the dog is susceptible to our mood too. ‘Don’t bring me down!!!’ it’s saying as it nudges you forward.
It could be that you’re just not feeling motivated. Whatever the reason is, it’s important to remember that how you are thinking definitely does define the day for you and for your dog.
So, springtime or no, sunshiny day or not … if you’re feeling down, it doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re human. It’s important not to go through your day feeling miserable because you’ve begun slacking in key pet parenting categories.
Instead, try scheduling those walks later by a half an hour. By building in the procrastination time, you’ve given yourself permission to dawdle a bit. Or to break up the monotony more, try escaping into a good book during this time or getting dressed while watching a television show that makes you laugh.
Pet parenting doldrums suck for both you and for the dog. What was once a blissful relationship can sour into a tolerable coexistence quickly without putting forth genuine effort to keep your relationship fresh. Take up a new hobby that you’re passionate about and devote your time and energy to that to reinvigorate yourself. Are there activities that you believe your pet would enjoy apart from yourself? Hire a dog walker, rent a private dog park for them to play in, or perhaps treat them to a half day stay at doggie daycare where they’ll enjoy a good romp with new doggy friends.
Remember, that completing activities together is a pleasure and not a downer. Take a mini training course together or enroll into a course that provides you with additional insight into your pet’s needs. With hundreds of course options accessible to you, you’ll soon find yourself feeling excited about life again and ready to take on any challenges that come your way.
So what else can you do when you don’t feel like doing anything?
Try these strategies:
1. Remember your why. It’s tempting to wallow and stay inside selfishly when you don’t feel like doing anything. But, if you remind yourself of why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’ll have more incentive to keep going.
Perhaps you want to buy a reward for yourself, or you need to save more money for a big trip, or you’re in a job you hate. Whatever it is, your “why” will help to keep your mind focused on its most important goal.
2. Take a shower. A shower doesn’t just make you feel clean. It also makes you feel refreshed and renewed. So, if you’re feeling down, take a quick shower. It’ll make you feel better, and it’ll be the first step in getting out of the funk. When you’re feeling low, a shower can make you feel better in just a few minutes. Take this clue from your furry friend. Don’t they instantly look and feel refreshed after a great bath? The same is true for you.
3. Just like a shower, try getting up to floss. Flossing, brushing teeth, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but they can make you feel a little bit better.
The goal with flossing is it gives you the idea that at least you did one productive activity that day.
4. Chop it down into manageable tasks. When you’re feeling totally unmotivated, you have two options. You can curl up into a ball and give up, [Heaven forbid! You must exercise this animal!!] or you can force yourself to do something.
So, what is your big goal? It might be to save $10,000, go to Paris, or help someone in your family feel better. Write it down and break it into smaller goals.
For example, are you a blogger too? You might set a goal of 500 words per page. Are you pudgy after the winter season? Seek 30 minutes of exercise per day. Most people can stick with goals like these. And if you need a friend, your dog will accompany you.
The reason why breaking down tasks into manageable pieces is efficient is this: when you don’t feel like doing anything, you could feel intimidated by the sheer size of the goal. Breaking large tasks down makes it easier in your mind.
5. Speak to your doctor. If nothing is helping, make an appointment with your healthcare provider.
It’s important not to let the little things get you down. Life can be difficult at times. A case of the blues happens to everyone from time to time but you can make it a little bit better by changing your attitude. Stay pawsitive! Remain encouraged! Know that small steps are the difference. Now don’t just think about putting one foot in front of the other, but also think about what else you can do. You’ll be glad you did!
From Our Table
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Yes! It is not simply springtime, but it is allergy season. All of the little things that pester our nose, ears, and eyes are back. And for our furry little friends, their list of parts includes paw pads, and tummies too. How awful for them to be exposed to chiggers and other mites that contribute to malaise and general miserableness when it comes to allergies. Itchy and irritated is what comes to mind when allergies flare up.
I recently discovered that Sophia’s tear stain had a more serious culprit. This year when March came to an end, the battle of the tear stain was in full effect. I could not win and so I asked the Veterinarian for clarification. Allergies were the culprit and so, began our journey with Antihistamines. Knowing how important a holistic approach to Sophia’s health is … meaning I treat her from both the inside and the outside, I set out for a food solution that helps conquer this issue too. And I found Wild Earth Vegan Dog Food. This is all Plant based dog food. Total vegetarian move right here.
This is backed by science and by Shark Tank too. The makers of this food are California based and won a very handsome sum of money on the show Shark tank to support the growth of their company. This company created a dog food completely devoid of meat products and packed with more protein than a steak dinner. So what happens when your dog consumes this vegan dog food? Pet parents owning dogs with allergies are singing this food’s praises. They are saying that their dogs’ allergies have significantly cleared up with time and regular feedings. These pet parents have noticed less itchy skin, less scratching and less hair loss too.
So, Wild Earth’s thought process says that ‘most of the time, meat in your pet food means: Bad ingredients. Bad Practices. And bad health.’ I took that statement seriously because when I need to feel better quickly, meat is the first to go on my menu. If that works for me, why not for Sophia?
What you are going to get is roasted sweet potatoe and pumpkin – high in fiber and easily digested.
Superfood Spinach – Iron and vitamin and magnesium in every meal.
Clean Plant Protein – Chickpeas, not meat. Amino acids from protein provide energy for your dog. It’s all good.
Anti – Oxidant – Fruit is included. Get your cranberries and your blueberries here.
Before getting started with Wild Earth Vegan Dog Food, answer a few questions at their website https://wildearth.com and take advantage of the new customer savings. Subscribe and Save service will lower the cost by 50%. That’s significant. If you’ve got big dogs or multiple dogs, rake those savings in. Adjust your delivery frequency anywhere in-between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. There is totally a Happiness Guarantee which I really like just in case this dog food isn’t for you. Customer’s get to try the food for 30 days. And then if this isn’t for you and your dog, Wild Earth issues full refunds, without hassles. Me? I didn’t need a refund. Sophia’s tear stain is outta there.
With that in mind, I joined the sea of pet parents that believe! Check out this review right here: https://youtu.be/cr386BAVSYU
Alrighty! That does it for this blog post. Remember, to try out Wild Earth’s Vegan Dog Food and/or if you already know it and love it, pick up a bundle. It’s great for allergies. Get yours here at https://amzn.to/37GqfbF