Motivation is something I definitely struggle with, whether it’s motivation to study or to create content, I often find it hard to muster up the energy to actually do something. I know many people suffer from the same problems as I do, owing to the fact that I can’t go a day without scrolling through Twitter, seeing someone desperately looking for motivation. I decided to share my top tips on how I stay motivated when it comes to jumping up and doing something.
There are thousands of motivational quotes out there. Whenever I feel like I need a little extra boost to do something, I search for quotes and read them until I’m ready to get down to work. These quotes will encourage you to do whatever it is you need to do and will inspire you to do something productive with your time.
Probably one of my favourite methods of motivation. Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have proven themselves to be such a handy tool when it comes to motivating me to do more with my time. Building up a network of followers that work hard and have big dreams will definitely encourage you to put the extra hours in.
It’s so important to actually know what you are working towards. It doesn’t have to be something big like getting your degree but could be a series of little goals that will help you get to that main end goal. For me, I write down what I want to achieve and where it will take me.
I’m lucky enough to be the type of person who can work and watch something at the same time. I watch some girl power movies and it definitely gets the energy flowing. I love looking up at strong women and working hard to be exactly like them.
I’m a huge snacker and I have no shame in admitting that. During long study sessions, I have a lovely snack on my desk and tell myself that, until I finish a certain piece of work, I’m not allowed to eat it. You have to have a lot of self-restraint for this. If this won’t work for you, tell yourself that when you finish that essay, you’ll treat yourself to an episode of your favourite show.
Look At Your Past Achievements
This is a big one for me. As someone who got a handful of GCSE’s and failed my AS-levels first time around, I am able to work on my past failures to push myself to work harder. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a failure but can be an achievement. If I’m lacking any motivation to sit down and work, I tell myself that every minute counts and look back on all I have achieved so far, whether that’s passing all my exams or reaching a certain amount of followers on my blog.