We all get those days when we feel in a bit of a slump. When all we want to do is sit in bed and watch Netflix and while I am all for that (#Balance) sometimes we have to proactively motivate ourselves in order to get stuff done. If this sounds like you here are five ways to motivate yourself.
Get out of bed
On the weekends, I often allow myself to ease into the day a little bit by having breakfast in bed. On days when I have a lot to do and want to be switched on, I will eat my breakfast at my desk. I still ease my self into the morning a little bit but I know I am more likely to move on with my day if I am not sat in my cosy bed.
This is something I often talk about but I schedule the things I need to do two fold. Firstly, I write down a to do list in my Bullet Journal. Then if I am feeling overwhelmed or anxious I will then plan it out a bit more further. This really allows me to handle things and see things a bit more clearly and logically. It also shows me what I can realistically get done in a day.
Break Down Your Tasks
When you have a looming task ahead of you, it can be quite easy to feel overwhelmed. Breaking each task you set yourself to do in to sizeable pieces, makes all the difference. If you have a project coming up, start off by making a list of all the elements within the project. Pick the one you need to start with and break it down further in to a sub to do list. Not only will seeing this written down give you the motivation to get it done but it will also help any anxiety you may be feeling about the project in the first place.
Sprinkle Some Fun In The Mix
Bargain with yourself. Set yourself a target then reward yourself with something you can do after you have made it. I used this a lot when studying, for example, if I wrote a certain amount of words that morning I had lunch and a programme to look forward too. Or if I wrote 100o words by the end of the day, I would be able to watch a film knowing I did my best that day.
Listen to your body
Sometimes feeling unmotivated can often be our bodies way of telling us we need to look after it more. Listening to my body and what it needs is something which I have been doing for a while now and it really helps. I recognise when I need to get out of the office to go for a walk, come home from work and do nothing that evening except binge youtube and eat or just something as simple as recognising I need to go to sleep on time, all makes a huge difference. After listening to your body you feel whole again. I often feel driven to be productive and it really motivates me.
These are all the things to consider when you need to motivate yourself to get your week going.
What five ways do you motivate yourself? Let me know in the comments.