What to Eat When You Can’t Find the Motivation/Energy

Sometimes our mental illness(s) and/or chronic illness(s) causes difficulty in doing standard mundane tasks. One of these tasks is finding the motivation to eat food. Eating is a required daily task for humans but for some individuals, it seems like a daunting task.

  • Uncooked instant noodles
    • This may seem strange but is actually tastes amazing and does not take to much effort to make. It is also quite affordable if you pick some up at a Dollarama.
  • Cooked instant noodles
    • Like the uncooked instant noodles, this does not take much effort and is still affordable. One benefit of having cooked instant noodles is that eating cooked instant noodles also provides your body with much-needed hydration.
  • Crackers and/or cookies
    • Eating healthy food is preferred. However, if you are finding it difficult to get out of bed, you might also be having difficulty finding the motivation to eat healthily. In this case, eating crackers and/or cookies is still better than nothing.
  • Separate parts of a sandwich (bread/toast, deli meat, cheese, lettuce)
    • Some days, I don’t have the energy or motivation to make a sandwich even if I am starving. On these days, I just grab whatever I have and eat it without putting everything in a sandwich.
  • Order in food
    • As a college student with anxiety, there are many days where I don’t have the energy/motivation to go grocery shopping or to cook a meal so I resort to ordering food. I prefer to use SkipTheDishes simply because it is the most available app for my area.  This is not sponsored but if you would like to check them out, here is a link; @skipthedishes

What do you eat when you don’t have much motivation/energy to make yourself a meal? Answer in the comments below.