Thursday, 10 November 2016

Where has the motivation gone

So, for the first time in months, I'm back on the blog. Mainly because working on all these billions of assignments all at the same time is too much, and my motivation has died out a little bit. (Who knew third year would be this awful??)

But to be honest, if I'd started my work a bit earlier instead of watching four season of American Horror Story, I might not have so much to do at this point, so let that be a lesson to you. On another note American Horror Story is great and can't believe it took me so long to start watching it. 

Anyway, my point is, how do you find motivation? 
Here are a couple things I tend to do....

Usually, I go into the library, even if just for a few hours. Surrounding yourself with other people working can be really motivational. Also, there are pretty much no distractions in the library, so you're almost forced into doing work.

Another thing that helps me to feel more motivated is to shower, get dressed etc even if I'm not going anywhere. I find that trying to get work done in pyjamas sounds like a lovely comfy idea but in reality it just makes me more tired and less likely to do work.

Take a quick break. As before mentioned, it would not be helpful to start binge watching tv in the middle of doing work because that never ends well. I always think it's better, even though it's hard to not just run to Netflix, to do something more active in breaks. For example you could take a walk, even if it's to buy motivational snacks. Talk to someone or read a book for a bit, just to keep the brain awake. 

Work whenever you feel most comfortable. Some people just don't work well in the mornings, I definitely don't. I would much rather stay up until 2am writing an essay than try and motivate myself at 9am. So listen to your body and if you get a surge of motivation at 2am, just go with it.

Clearly I sound like a lazy person who sits a my desk all day in pyjamas trying to write essays but really just watching things on Netflix. 

How do you guys find motivation for things? Let me know in the comments! 
(because it's clearly something that I'm struggling to find!)

Sophie x