First, I peer into they “why” of “feeling down” – and sometimes it’s as simple as a glass of water. (minor dehydration messes with my brain in substantial ways)
I check in with the Physical first – food/nap/movement/etc – in case there’s a quick fix.
I check in with Resistance. Sometimes a quick shot of awareness to a silly notion in my way fixes everything.
I check in with my Why. Something originally got me all motivated about starting. Recognize the long haul, recommit, and tap the Why.
I check in with Life. It’s not always that simple. Feeling down might have nothing to do with the project at hand, but if I keep refusing the acknowledge “the thing” it’s going to keep at me.
Sometimes the physical sensations of “feeling down” need a 45 second “watcher” session. Sometimes I need to calendar a task “journal about “the thing” at 8pm tonight”. Sometimes I just need to get ok with What Is. “I’m feeling down and my motivation is lower than usual and that’s ok I’ll just do the best with what I have to work with right now and trust that a good night’s sleep tonight will bring a better motivational tomorrow.