If any of you go to school, or have children you know that staying motivated is super important!
As much as long nights and busy days don’t seem fun, I look forward to being busy. For me, that is how I stay motivated and productive. Sometimes, if things slow down a little it becomes so easy for me to get un-inspired or unmotivated.
If you find this to be you sometimes, keep on reading and see what works for me in that time of rut.
1. Reward System
I feel like such a little kid when I use this method but it works… When I finish something, let’s say a blog post or a page on a research paper.. I get a reward (yay). Whether that’s ice cream, a YouTube video, or a piece of candy, I’m happy. Mostly sweet food, let’s not lie.
2. Getting some fresh air/going outside
There have been times when I go CRAZY if I stay inside all day. I am actively working on going outside and getting some fresh air. When I do this it is almost like a reset to my whole body and mind and I feel ready to tackle anything that needs to be done. I am currently working on writing blog posts in other places than home such as; the library, coffee shop, and parks and I have to say, it definitely helps keep me on track.
3. Set a time frame/limit
Sometimes if there is something that I really don’t feel like doing, it could be anything really: dishes, homework, laundry, whatever, I set a timer. This helps because then I don’t feel overwhelmed by the task. Funny thing is that usually it is just getting started that is hard, sometimes the timer goes off and I still keep doing whatever it is that I need to do.
4. Set daily goals
I have just recently started creating a daily routine for myself. Creating goals/routines are REALLY helpful for me as I can visually see what I want to get accomplished for the day. I follow along with my goals and at the end of the day I not only feel motivated, but proud of myself. I can visually see my goals and know what I have gotten done and what I still need to do. I’m a visual person, so if you are too give this a try.
5. Make a list
This goes along with point 4 pretty well. In my ideal world, making a list at night is the most effective method. When you wake up in the morning, you do not have worry about tasks that need to be completed for the day and everything just goes much smoother. Even if you write a list of tasks in the morning, visually seeing what I need to get done always helps. And who doesn’t like crossing off something on a list?!
6. Watch your favorite YouTuber, read your favorite blogger
I am just getting my feet wet into the world of bloggers and YouTuber’s and I find that I can get so much inspiration and motivation from watching others or reading others content. Let me know who are some of your favorite bloggers/YouTubers! I would love to know!
7. Listen to a podcast, read a book
Just started reading the book “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck” by Sarah Knight. This book is f*cking amazing, haha. This book is a parody spinoff of the famous Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, which is another great read. Both of the authors are extremely inspiring and motivating and provide ways to clean up your life, both mentally and physically. Love both of them.
What are some motivational tips you use? I have heard of bullet journaling and am looking into it.. what are your thoughts of motivation? How do you motivate yourself? Let me know!!