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.
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,