As you can probably tell, I’ve been a busy bee lately, what with all the new posts nearly every day and of course, there’s Christmas around the corner! It’s almost hard to keep up with everything! Of course, I myself have had my moments of laziness and sometimes my motivation dips, to the point where I completely ignore everything and do something else. Eventually though, I do stress about how I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing that I end up doing what I need to do (that’s a lot of do’s, did you keep up?).
So how do I get out of my slump? Well, I’ll show you. Here are the five things I do to keep my motivation up and my stress down.
1. Just Do It
Ok, so this is the first thing I do. When I find myself in a slump, I go back to all the ideas I’d written down, and take inspiration from them. Eventually something comes up and I find the will to write whatever comes to mind about that idea. So sometimes, just working through the laziness does work.
2. Set A Deadline
Sometimes I need pressure, in order to get things done. Yes, it adds to the stress, but it doesn’t mean I worry about not working on whatever project I set myself. By adding a deadline, I can work towards an end, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it later.
3. Do Something Else
This is if you’re really stuck. For example, you can’t work to the deadline, or you can’t find inspiration enough to get you back to work, it’s always a good idea to have a hobby on the side. In my case, it’s knitting and crochet work. When I can’t think up a good idea, I just take up the needles and start making something I find on the internet or in one of my mom’s old magazines. Find something else to do and the ideas will start flowing.
4. Take A Break
When I can’t find the motivation to even do something else, I just take a break from it all, say goodbye temporarily and get on with my daily life: go to work, watch TV, read a book or just daydream in bed, all day long. Sometimes, taking a break doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It just means you’re recharging, so that when everything is said and done, you’ll find some way to return to the projects you’re working on.
5. Inspire Yourself
Motivation requires a certain amount of energy and inspiration. If you have the energy, but don’t have the inspiration, that energy goes somewhere else. If you have the inspiration but no energy, you just need to find that energy. The harder case is the former. If you don’t have inspiration, you’ll find yourself in a never-ending loop where the stress will haunt you, but you can’t do anything about it. So, find that inspiration, whether it’s from a TV show, a movie, an internet article or maybe quotes from inspiration works. I know I get inspired by a lot of things, and some are even from Shakespeare’s plays. My favorite quote?
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
Well, those are my 5 tips to beat “motivational stress” (as I call it), what are yours? Do you have any tips you’d like to share, or any experiences of motivational stress? Let me know in the comment below and I’ll see you all in the next post.
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