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HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF ON ‘OFF’ DAYS | Styled by Eva

Hello everyone!

I’ve been super busy recently and have found that on ‘off’ days, finding motivation can be tough.

So I decided to do some research.

There are so many different websites out there with lots of different techniques. Here is my compilation of the best: tried and tested by me.

How to motivate yourself on an ‘off’ day!

1. Be positive

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Positivity is ALWAYS key. If you feel good you’re more likely to get on with what you need to do! I like to remind myself of all the good things and meditate. They always put me in a good mood.

2. Rewards

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Obviously you don’t have to wrap them up, but giving yourself a little reward after completing something can give you more motivation to start the thing in the first place! Did that make sense. It was a very long sentence…

After working for 30 minutes, you can reward yourself with a 5 minute coffee break. Or a cake! Whatever takes your fancy.

3. ‘Peer Pressure’

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I’ve included this grainy picture of me and George here because, for almost every assignment he has to hand in, I am his motivation.

I take him to either Barlow’s (our onsite cafe thing) or the library; confiscate his phone; and tell him off every time I catch him staring out of the window and not working. Peer pressure can REALLY help. Believe me.

4. Write down ‘WHY?’

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Having a list of reasons why the task is so important can be super helpful when it comes to motivation. In a way, they’re like a list of things forcing you to work. Even though it can be annoying and tedious, this is a pretty useful step.

5. Inspirational Playlist

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Finally, whilst I’m revising, I like to listen to motivational playlists. These can be anything from your favourite album to epic film scores. I prefer to listen to music without words because the words tend to distract me…

At the moment, my favourite playlists to listen to on ‘Spotify’ are:

Check them out, they’re actually helpful!

So that’s everything for today’s post! I hope it motivates you to complete whatever tasks you need to complete.

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Hope this helped,

Eva xx

 

7 thoughts on “HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF ON ‘OFF’ DAYS | Styled by Eva

  1. I’m enjoying all your posts which gets me thinking about the positives at a time in my life where all I think and feel are the negatives. You look stunning in these pictures as per – Eva, give me tips! 😀 x

    Sophie – http://www.trafotoz.com

    1. I’m so glad these posts are making you think positive! That’s exactly my aim! And hahaha thanks… Believe me, I take A LOT and only a few are selected!!
      Stay strong, lovely xx

  2. I loved this post, because of my anxiety I’ve recently been doing a CBT course and it’s completely changed the way I think about things. It’s even helped me through recently losing my mum. I’ve learnt to stay In the present, if I get ‘spiralling thoughts’ bring myself back to what I’m doing now what I can smell, feel, hear, etc. Take care of myself, my mind by doing the course and my body with self care and cutting myself some slack, I treat myself as I would treat a friend.
    Charlie | http://www.charlieswonderland.co.uk

    1. This is such a beautiful comment. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

      I completely agree with you about the importance of taking care of yourself. We’re still getting to know each other, I know, but as a person who totally gets it on the ‘anxiety front’, I’m always here to talk. I don’t sleep well so it could be in the middle of the night, just know you can message if you need to xx

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