There are days where you feel unstoppable, like you’re on top of the world and ready to take on the world. And then there are days where you’re just slumming around your house in your jammies feeling unmotivated, using the bad weather or lack of fresh clothes as an excuse to be a passive participant of life. If you’re trying to motivate yourself and get going again, here are some useful tips.
1. Get some fresh air.
Sure you don’t feel like leaving the house or changing out of your jammies, but going out for a walk (or maybe even getting some exercise) actually helps to give you a new uplifting perspective on life. Sometimes it even gives you that inspiration you needed to work on your assignment.
2. Do something you love.
Read a book, paint a picture, write a song… Just do something you love! Seeing as it would be something that you like to do, it will be less of a chore and therefore you’ll be more motivated to do it. Hopefully, in the process you will be able to reconnect with your creative side.
3. Make a to-do list and check it off as you go.
Start off with simple things like waking up, brushing your teeth, making a cup of coffee, eating breakfast and so on. Every time you complete a task, check it off. As you check each task off the list, you’ll begin to feel a sense of accomplishment and that will motivate you to do more.
4. Break big tasks into smaller ones.
Oftentimes the reason why we’re unmotivated is simply because the thought of what we have to do sounds extremely daunting. Personally, I feel that by breaking a major task into smaller ones, I feel more prepared to accomplish the task one step at a time.
5. Get your groove on.
Sometimes all you need is some good beats to get you up and moving. Have a playlist of uplifting, upbeat music to motivate you on days that you feel less than great. It may take some time, but slowly and surely the music will get you moving.
6. Surround yourself with good mates.
There will be a point where you’re slumming so much that you’ll need a kick in your unmotivated bum. That’s where your friends come in. They’re be the ones to drag you off your chair (or bed) and back into the real world. And if you’re fortunate enough to have really awesome friends, they would’ve brought you a decent cup of coffee and some comfort food.