"the harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it"
With summer just around the corner, it can be difficult, not to mention frustrating, to stay motivated. I know I've been struggling to keep my head in the game, as I can feel myself slacking off at any opportunity. Who wants to spend a beautiful, sunny day locked indoors, because you didn't accomplish what you wanted to do the day before? So, I'm going to quit idling around on Twitter, and pull myself back on my feet.
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
My lack of motivation always seems to start with the fear of not being able to meet up to my "standards" I've set myself. Don't be afraid of a little failure! Think of alternative, possibly more fun ways you could get the task done- for example, studying. Instead of piling on the reading and writing, summarize key points on index cards, grab a friend, and quiz each other.
KEEP IT INTERESTING
Most of the time, we don't want to do things because they're repetitive or boring. I'll take a Youtube-binge session over writing an essay any day! Focus on the task at hand instead of thinking about how long it's going to take. If I'm planning posts or writing notes, I'll use coloured markers, washi tape, and cute stickers to keep things more captivating.
This can be the hardest bit. It's easy to wind up trying to do finance in the comfort of your bed, with a jar of Dairy Milk Buttons next to you... Find yourself a quiet, open space that is far enough away from music, snacks, your phone, or anything that might distract you from completing the job.
CREATE A TO-DO LIST
Ahh the classic to-do list. A simple yet very effective way to manage everything you have to conquer that day. I personally love writing these out because it ensures I don't forget anything, and in the end, it's just so satisfying to check things off the list!
BE CLEAR ON AN END GOAL
Know what you're doing and why. If it's something tedious or boring, just remember that by the end of it, you'll feel so much better about yourself. Once you know why you're putting yourself under stress, you can then set yourself an appropriate reward or treat (the best part!!)
What are your tips for staying motivated? Do you ever find yourself slacking?