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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


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


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’


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?’


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


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 –

    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 |

    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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