🌟 Feeling uninspired? same. here’s how I unstuck myself


are you feeling uninspired and/or unmotivated? same welcome to the club ~ hey guys ~ welcome back so if you watched my weekend routine as of late I’ve been waking up pretty late
past noon for the past couple of weeks actually for the past 2-3 months if you’re doing that once every couple of weeks or if you’re doing that once in a blue moon I think it’s totally fine because sometimes we just need to rest our bodies.. our minds are exhausted we just need to sleep in we need to honor our body and do what it needs us to do
every once in a while but the fact that I’ve been
consecutively sleeping in past noon.. for that long.. for someone who doesn’t.. like I know I don’t need to sleep that much I know I can get by with like good 7 hours of sleep I don’t need to sleep for like 10-12 hours so for me to do that.. I realized I’m running away from something I’m avoiding something there’s something that I need to face
that I just don’t want to face there’s like resistance and I’ve thought about thinking about it but I’ve never actually got around to
like unpacking the thought of.. why I’m sleeping in so late and why I’m.. like what it is that I’m avoiding and of course during the weekday
I’m waking up at 6am or 7am because I need to go to work and I need to be a functional human being so that’s the week so if you guys are asking me if
I’m still waking up at 4am.. I’m not but I’m trying to get back to it because today is daylight saving and I like using any little excuse as a way to like.. recharge or revamp my routine New Years, Chinese New Year, daylight savings like yes! ~ I’m gonna try doing that
but I’ll get to that in a bit I woke up yesterday Saturday past noon again I… the fact that I woke up late I set an alarm for 7am and I snoozed until.. past noon or actually I might have
turned off my alarm by accident and that alone already gave me like massive anxiety because there’s a reason why
I wanted to wake up at 7am there’s a video I need to film there’s a video I need to upload and there’s just so many things that I need do that already made me like.. *hyperventilates* why is it so late and why did you let yourself sleep in this much and then on top of that.. I like waiting until the day of or
the morning of for me to decide what kind of video I want to make because I feel like being spontaneous
for me keeps things exciting keeps me on my toes and I think it makes my content and it makes what I do like a little more authentic so anyway I woke up super uninspired.. super like.. what’s the point of it all why am I doing everything that I’m doing and of course like I have answers and I know why I’m doing all of that but just sometimes when you’re so in your head you just want to be there and like have little pity party and like wallow and just be in that place and I caught myself.. so I was like you know what.. I know what you’re trying to do and I’m not gonna let you do that well I’m gonna let you do that but while you’re doing that in your head.. I’m gonna make you physically go clean and go do the things that
I know you will feel better doing and it’s so weird that I’m talking about me
like you and I at the same time so anyway.. I vacuumed you guys know how much I love vacuuming I vacuum once every weekend just helps me feel so.. ~ ahhh! ~ you know the floors.. there’s no more dust you see how much dust gets
accumulated in the little vacuum and the fact that my vacuum is like a little gun that it’s kind of like a game you know I made it into a game so that alone was like.. ~ ah okay ~ doing one thing great next thing: clean my whole apartment thankfully my apartments already pretty clean I’ve been doing this thing where I.. like usually when I come home after a long day you just like throw your clothes everywhere piles up here.. right here just piles and piles of clothes after
a week or two of not dealing with it so I made it a point to just put things
back where they belong as I’m using it so I didn’t have much to tidy up just kind of like picked up a few things threw away a few things and you know that was done cleaning and then I did something
I haven’t done in a really long time put on my workout shoes.. went downstairs and I worked out for the first time
in about like 6, 7, 8 months the last time I worked out was in this video it was a long time ago long long time ago and… after working out.. something interesting happened the night before so like this.. everything that I’m talking about is Saturday night so Friday night I just had this urge to just swim I have a pool downstairs and I haven’t used it for like
the 1.5 years that I’ve been here and I was just like.. I want to swim I want to be in the water I love the water.. I love the ocean so I went out of my way,
went to Target at 11pm got goggles, got a swimsuit so that I could swim the next day and right after working out.. went downstairs and went swimming there’s just something about being in the water I posted this on my Instagram stories of how.. between focusing on my breaths.. and between making sure
I don’t face plant into the wall I experienced a flow that I haven’t
experienced in a very long time when you’re in the water you’re just fully present if you get distracted you’ll just choke on water water will get into something and somewhere and that’s not comfortable that’s the first time I’ve been present like that in a really long time all that is just to say.. the power of intuition the power of knowing yourself
and honoring your intuition and honoring your wildest dreams I don’t know like wanting to swim
isn’t even a wildest dream, right? but had I not done that.. I wouldn’t have been able to
experience and remind myself of like okay, the importance of being present.. what does it mean? how does it feel? while I was working out I was listening to
The Bullet Journal Method which is the book that I’m reading
right now on the Kindle I downloaded Audible so that
I could listen to it as I work out and then in between working out.. because what he was saying resonated so deeply with me I started highlighting I ended up downloading Kindle on my phone and I would switch between audio and like highlighting the passages that
really spoke out to me and let me just read one thing
that was like a.. ~ aha ~ moment okay “Our lives are lived in seasons of more, seasons of less,
seasons of triumph, seasons of loss.” “Each season sees our needs change.” “We live, learn, and adapt.” “So, too, must our definition of meaning.” “Things that grow in one season rot in another.” “If we blindly hold on to the past..” “..we’ll be forced to sustain ourselves with
the expiring beliefs from seasons gone by.” “No wonder we’re often left feeling
unsatisfied, empty, starving for substance.” “In order to live fulfilling lives, we have to embrace
the shifting nature of our experience..” “..by making our search for a meaning and ongoing practice.” and this was exactly what was happening to me my life seasons are changing and change in any shape or form is uncomfortable and instead of embracing it.. like I knew it’s coming I know it’s coming I see it.. I see it in the distance like.. the season is starting to change and I feel it you know there’s like micro seasonal changes and there’s like big life season changes and I think a big life season change is coming and I’ve known that for the past few months but for whatever reason.. I’ve been resistant to it because.. I don’t know where I’m at right now is comfortable a year ago where I’m at now is like.. ~ whoa… how are you here~ but now that I’ve been existing in this space for a few months now for half a year now it grew to become my comfort zone I like to think of comfort zone as like.. you know a circle.. you’re in the middle when you first expand it’s like.. ~ whoa.. this is new.. this is so weird.. ~
~ this is so strange ~ but then the more you exist in here.. you get comfortable with it and this becomes your comfort zone and then you expand again and then that initial expansion is like.. ~ omg.. this is new.. what’s going on.. ~ and then you expand again and expand again and I think I’m on like a.. like a.. *BIG* expansion that’s why it’s like.. *attempts to animate BIG lol* I don’t know.. there’s resistance I talk about this all the time when you’re going through something when you feel uninspired when you don’t feel like doing anything at all just do one thing start from doing one very little thing and I think an act of doing one thing
and accomplishing one task.. will help you continue to want to do more things so for me it was actually making my bed I woke up late but I made my bed started vacuuming.. started cleaning after I cleaned I like you know..
I was getting my blood flowin` I was moving, I was active,
and I was like ~ let’s work out! ~ so I went downstairs and worked out and as I was working out.. I was listening to this book
that I’ve been reading either way this book is
so much more than bullet journaling it’s so much more than bullet journaling if you’re into self-development if you’re into self-care.. if you’re into productivity this is an amazing book highly highly recommend thank you guys so much for
recommending this book to me for those of you who recommended to me thank you 🙏 and… yeah so.. one little thing led to.. like it became a snowball effect
and led to a much much bigger thing although I didn’t film yesterday.. although I didn’t do a lot of things that
I had planned to do or that I wanted to do.. I actually gained so much more mental clarity because I allowed myself to take a step back and to just breathe and do what I want to do for a day instead of what I “felt like I needed to do” which is work and I realized work is always gonna be there it’s not leaving.. it’s not going anymore still gonna be there tomorrow it’s gonna still be there in a month still gonna be there in a year.. two years.. three years so why not just do what you want to do
sometimes and not be so hard on yourself so that’s something that I’m still working on but I think yesterday was a very good example for me.. of how it’s important to embrace change it’s important to embrace the seasons of life
and the seasonality that is life because when we experience discomfort.. when we experience things that make us resistant it usually means because we’re growing or expanding changes are coming and change is a great thing and.. I think.. yeah *gibberish* like if I want to give you guys more context.. it’s just gonna be like sit down..
just you know chit-chatting catching up with you guys I feel like with my channel.. I’ve been doing it long enough to kind of know what type of content you guys like I know what type of content the YouTube algorithm likes I know what keywords to use I know.. you know from like a business perspective
because I come from a business background I like building things I like taking things from zero to one and I think I took my channel from zero to one there’s one.. it could go you know one to a hundred I think that’s where I’m at now..
of like how far do I want to take it same thing with Beauty Within when I first started hosting on Beauty Within
the channel wasn’t doing too well we had a million subscribers and at that time the videos were
averaging 10-20k views per video and for a channel with a million subscribers,
the engagement rate is pretty low how can we take it from zero to one so ‘zero’ meaning we weren’t.. the engagement rate wasn’t that high how can we create content what type of content can we make that will appeal to our existing subscribers as well as new subscribers I think over the past 6 months after a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of.. some tears,
no blood, put a lot of sweat a lot of *cries* hard work we did it! ~ you know like.. for my channel, it’s doing well for Beauty Within, it’s doing well I’ve successfully built two little mountains you know it could be two little mounds and now I’m at a place where it’s like..
okay, what’s next? do I continue building upon these
current mountains that I’ve already built or is there mountains in
the horizons that I need to climb or is there a mountain that’s there.. but I’m not seeing right now
that I need to think about that I need to really look inward
and soul search to figure out what it is I’ve always had a pretty strong intuition and when I feel like something’s coming,
like something’s for sure coming and so the fact that I don’t know
what it is it’s kind of scary and it’s very.. I don’t know I just.. I’m.. I’m.. I’m a control freak I like knowing what happens I like knowing what’s happening
when it’s happening how it’s happening
and why it’s happening and I think because I don’t know and I’ve.. I’ve kind of taught myself to just embrace not knowing embrace the unknown I’m a little better at it,
but it’s still freaking me out so I guess with all of this.. it’s just to.. *sighs* this video.. I don’t know I was gonna make it a vlog but I was like no,
I’ve been doing so many vlogs and sometimes I just want to live my life I don’t want to have to vlog it and like get the angles as I’m living my life so… I posted this on my Instagram stories yesterday and so many of you guys responded saying thank you or like I needed to hear the quote
that I read earlier about changing of seasons and I think with all of that
it just goes back to self-awareness and being still enough so that
you can listen to what you’re telling yourself yeah *laughs* basically just being still enough or just being in tune with
yourself enough that you know.. who you are and why you’re feeling
the things you’re feeling change is good, seasonality is good life is.. you know there’s ebbs and flows, it comes and goes and you know.. the more we accept this and you know, I think we know so many things like that’s the.. that’s the frustrating part is that
we intuitively know a lot of things but to embrace it and to put
these concepts into practice and when these things pop up in our life how to deal with it, our reactions to it.. that’s a different story so. I guess this is just a reminder for myself and for any of you guys who are feeling this way that life happens, change happens,
and that’s totally fine embrace it, appreciate it
because these changes in your life.. it’s showing you and it’s showing us that.. we are human and that we’re growing and that we’re alive and that we’re breathing and that we have the privilege to live another day and to take another breath and to ask ourselves these hard questions to get us closer and closer
to where we ultimately want to be and where we ultimately want to go and I think that’s like such a beautiful
thing that we forget all the time “you can’t be grateful for everything,
but you can be grateful in every moment.” and I think that’s such a powerful thing that I forget all the time because I’m human with everything that I’ve been going through.. I know to take myself to the next level.. to level up.. to move beyond this comfort zone that I’m currently in to expand.. I need to start implementing things in my life
that I’ve been meaning to implement and for me, I just I know..
I need to start waking up earlier like 4:00 a.m. early I know I need to take
my spiritual practice a lot more seriously I mean I’ve been taking it seriously, but it’s like.. with faith, you can say you have faith but the depth of your faith, right? or you can meditate, like you can physically sit there.. but the depth and how deeply concentrated you are or how present you are
as you’re doing these things.. that’s like the diligence that I’m talking about yes, I want to start waking up early again at 4:00 a.m. so that I can meditate and do qi gong
exercises for 2 hours in the morning every morning before work and go from there I think once I start doing that
consistently as I did two years ago yeah that’s crazy to say it’s almost two years ago I think.. I will just be consistently at a much better place.. because it’s like.. I don’t like sleeping in I don’t like waking up so late I don’t like feeling feelings all the time I mean it’s cool sometimes like it’s nice to know what you’re feeling and it’s nice to feel.. but I don’t want that to be my constant thankfully it hasn’t, but just even
when I get small doses of it these days I’m just like.. *sigh/laugh of relief* I’m so glad I’m not here consistently anymore but because I’ve been there, I know what it’s like and I know that a lot of us are there so with all of that this is to just tell you guys that
I’m gonna start waking up early again again it’s daylight savings great time to start a new goal to pick up on those goals
you’ve been meaning to pick up on and I will hopefully make
a video in maybe a few weeks.. if I consistent with what I’m doing I’ll do an updated How To Wake Up Early or like do some sort of a vlog to share with you guys because I need to keep myself accountable and also because I’ve been reading
The Bullet Journal Method.. I wanted to read the book before
I actually started my bullet journal so I know what I’m doing I’m halfway through the book and I think I’m gonna start I’m just gonna start I can’t keep waiting I need to like get my thoughts out on paper and with that, thank you guys
so much for joining me and there’ll be a lot.. a lot is coming I think past couple of.. the past two months have been pretty crazy I’ve been shifting more of my focus onto Beauty Within but bullet journaling starting.. gonna start waking up early again.. so much content can be made out of that.. and um.. yeah maybe I’ll share with you guys some
developments in the coming weeks look out for that.. thank you guys for joining and I’ll see you guys next time *waves goodbye* ~ hug hug! ~

79 thoughts on “🌟 Feeling uninspired? same. here’s how I unstuck myself

  1. didn''t even know i needed this video…i've been feeling exactly the same way, especially about not wanting to be in my feelings All The Time and wanting to just implement all the things i know about life and productivity! girl you are doing a wonderful job and i am rooting for your peace and happiness <3

  2. Thank you so much for this. You were my 'present in the moment' moment, if that makes sense. Tonight I sat down, opened up my journal, and reflected while listening to your advice. Wishing you the best 😊❤😊

  3. your videos are just so good….. there are so many things i could say right now but i am just gonna settle for good because they’re so good and helpful and motivational

  4. I really appreciated your idea about IDing where the behaviors are coming from. When I think about it, my sleeping in or lethargy definitely come at times when I feel stuck or overwhelmed. Thanks for shining a light on that perspective!

  5. Quiet subscriber here and I usually don't comment but thank you for this. I'm in my last year in architecture school and I'm having THE worst week about thesis (and life in general). Can't seem to work as fast and as efficiently as I need to, or sometimes I just can't get myself to work at all. And it doesn't help that there's no room to breathe in the schedule the faculty gave us for our submissions.

    Again, thank you and will try to pick my self up again with this

  6. Good for you! I go through similar periods of feeling stuck…usually some good movement and cleaning gets me inspired👍🏾

  7. So cute and pure video…love your video…keep it up… 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  8. The bullet journaling book is beyond amazing, I have been bullet journaling for years but finally got around to reading his book and I recommend it to everyone it helps on so many levels of just learning how to handle life better and be a better version of you. Keep up the great work Rowena, always sending support your way always!!!

  9. sometimes I feel like ur psychic bc I genuinely needed to hear exactly this.. thank you so much.

  10. Perfect timing. I've never appreciated you so much Rowena, thank you for saying all the right things

  11. I love your videos!!! They're always so wise and motivating and inspiring and generally awesome <3 thank you for sharing them with us!!!

  12. I just wanted to say that you’re not alone! I’m feeling the same and not necessary enjoy it, but that’s fine 🙂 you’re great! Thank for sharing all those things to us

  13. its always so nice to get these talks from you, about where you're at and to help inspire others. i really needed this as i'm a first year fine arts student at university and lacking inspiration <3

  14. You're legit my personal advice guru right now, lol. Thanks so much for your videos and the wonderful content you deliver viewers. <3

  15. Ohhhh my gosh! This is so relatable, thank you for sharing! I do this all the time and it can be soo frustrating. Anxiety makes it harder not to procrastinate. I also talk to my mental space (If that makes sense) lol You're not alone!

  16. Thanks to share this kind of videos. We can see that all of us are same ❤️💪🏾

  17. Thank you so much Rowena, for allll your advice and inspiration!
    Recently, my "circle has been expanding", but in a very unexpected and painful way.. My father was just diagnosed with prostate cancer.. I didn't know what to do, what to say, or how to go about my daily life. All I could think about was, " I need to go visit him! I need to research different treatments!", and just spiraled in my own thoughts. I felt stuck- which is exactly when I saw the notification for this video. It was kismet timing, and I truly believe you somehow new that this would be helpful for someone in your audience. Thankfully you did, because this week, this was exactly what I needed to hear. Your advice inspired me to take it one step at a time, to "take a breath", and to not fear the next season in my life. <3 Love ya and keep up the great work!

  18. So 2019 has definitely been a season of change throughout the Youtube community as a whole and in my personal life as well I think. But with all these changes, where it might have stumped us last year, I have seen so many push through and it gets me SO pumped because I know what comes next is only great things.

  19. I should watch your videos more often 😅 I'm subscribed but sometimes I feel too busy to sit down and watch them. Every time I do though you help me so much! Thanks Rowena 🥰

  20. i cannot stand you use the name Rowena …i want to watch Rowena the witch from Supernatural & it brings me here
    (disgusting)

  21. Yes, a podcast is needed, felt what you were saying and I just wanted to give you a hug! You have such good advice and I relate to much with what you are saying, thank you :')

  22. this is such a realtalk i badly needed 😭 thank u always Ro 😭❤

  23. I'm really interested to know what MBTI you are, I'm thinking xNTJ?

  24. I’m dying to know more about your job because I just graduated college and I’ve been flailing around saying “I want to be a full-time YouTuber” which sounds impossible???? Anyways

    Also thank you so much for this video!!! These last few have really hit me straight in the heart, so.

  25. Thank you for talking about real life struggles and sharing what helps you 🙂 everything you talk about is so relatable and I feel comforted knowing I'm not the only one feeling this way.

  26. I'm in the same phase and feeling depressed all the time. I wanna try to come back to the point where I was but the fact is its so hard right now as my mind dont wanna do it. Thanks for sharing this because of this maybe I will try hard… Love from rashmi

  27. tu parles pour ne rien dire… littéralement.
    tu devrais changer le titre de la vidéo genre "rambling for no reason"

  28. I love your personality. Unlike you, I dislike control, but I still need to have some. This really helped me, Ro. thank you ✨👍🏻

  29. I don't have a pool but I've been seriously considering getting a big bowl and dunking my head in. I felt like that for a long. I hate water. I'm realizing from your video its probably because it forces me to focus in a way that nothing else does.

  30. Awhile back I was doing so well waking up at 5 and working out and being overall productive. As soon as I started sleeping in, i also became unproductive and as much as I know that I need to wake up early to achieve my goals I’ve just been in a rut. I know I can do it because I’ve done it before. I’m just struggling to get started 🤦🏻‍♀️

  31. This video is so beautiful but I need to know where you got that jacket!!!

  32. You're one of the few people I follow because you seem very down to earth. I have to thank you, because yesterday I came across your profile and saw your video about thrifting in the height street and I went to wasteland today and sold a leather jacket i didn't want anymore. Sounded funny but I appreciate it. I wish I could get to know you, I like you're genuine.

  33. Rowena, I love your thoughts and your funny personality. We could be friends for sure if I met you before YouTube or… if only you were from Texas ☺️

  34. Thank you for this video. I really resonated with 13.58 putting concepts that we know into practice. I use my menstrual cycle as a way to help me manage my productivity. I have been creating practical ways to embrace this constant change that my body goes through. This quiz gives practical recommendations on how to use food to reduce symptom and how to leverage the menstrual cycle to enhance productivity. check it out: https://cyclesync667657.typeform.com/to/U83xM8

  35. You should most certainly read “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” by Audre Lorde ⭐️

  36. You deserve so much more subscribers! You make videos everyone should see 🙂 We sometimes forget it is okay to be imperfect and fall out of our normal schedule

  37. I love the perspective. I was looking for the reason I was stuck, but having been in the same place I think it's a change of season. Hugs Thank you!

  38. You are an amazing person
    I am so much in love with you
    And would be so glad to tell you that you are the friendliest person i have ever seen
    Hug hug and thank you so much i needed this support

  39. I LOVE THAT I FIUND YOUR VIDEOS !!!
    Oh and were did you get that jacket??

  40. Waking up late, I’m stressed out and struggling, is not even funny anymore for me …

  41. wow, guurrll your in the same state of mind as I am right now!! that you for sharing that so we don't feel alone cause I really felt alone and I was starting to think there's sth wrong with me. thank you so much for this video.

  42. this video was on my recommendations list at pretty much the perfect time.
    I've been struggling for the past couple of months about trying to get myself better and doing things to be a better version of myself, but i ended up loosing all my motivation and feeling like doing nothing honestly.
    i feel like this video is a reminder for being present rather than being in our heads all the time and i really wanna thank you for that; i think a lot of this type of videos are more like trying to sell the perfect lifestyle rather than being real and authentic like you are doing right here, and for me that means a lot, so thank you so much.

  43. i really liked this video. i liked how …unproduced it was and casual and unmanicured the advice is.

  44. Love ya , if ya ever make a podcast It'll be awesome xx thank you for just being u 💛💛

  45. This is my current situation/feelings/ emotions/state of mind. Rowena!!!!!!! Thank you for this video, you don't know much this helps me.

  46. You explain things so well and they are all very important!! Thank you !!

  47. I had no idea that my lack of motivation could be a matter of being resistant to changes. However, when you talked about this, I thought that actually could be the reason. Recently I achieved a goal which will really change my life in a second. I couldn’t really believe in it and felt unmotivated to work on other goals. 🙉🙉🙉 Now I will try to embrace this change and look if that will help. Thank you, Rowena ❤️🌸

  48. I recommend you check out the astrology for Saturn Return….I wish I had known about it when I was at/before that age. It would have helped me with the shift. <3

  49. her videos are really helping me out for moving forward and realize what it needed to be realize in life. thank u so muchhhhhh love ya.

  50. Slowly falling in love with your videos! Giving me Michelle phan vibes

  51. Youtube suggested me your channel on one of the worst phases I’m going through and I cannot believe how you just explained what I’ve been trying to understand was going on in my head, you really helped me sort my thoughts and understand them and know that they’re okay and normal. Can’t thank you enough, you’re a lifesaver.

  52. thank yoy for you're vidos you really insperire me to do better and to explore the other types of thinking, pls make self help podcasts i really think people could get alot out of them!! <3 <3

  53. Me watching this cuz I need to focus and needed motivation then looking in the back round and seeing the R.J. pillow and then getting destracted again😂

  54. I am your new subscriber….and…I love your videos so muchᕙ(@°▽°@)ᕗ

  55. Unni , your expressions are like pikachoo in the end, 🤭😅 😂 its funny .and thank u for making these inspiring videos , subscribed u beacuse of ur content and funny personality 😆🥰

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