When things don’t always go right in life it can be very easy to be persuaded to not do anything. Much like becoming your 5 year old self again and throwing a tantrum, when things don’t go the way you wanted them to it’s the easy way to be stubborn.
Which can be fair to be cranky sometimes when things don’t go right. Maybe you studied really hard for an exam and didn’t go as well as you wanted, or you found yourself at home on a Saturday night when it seems like everyone else is Snapchatting all the fun they’re having.
Though it seems like everything is blah and all you want to do is stay in bed. Don’t!
It is so very easy to get into the cycle of having no motivation. Trust me I’ve been there. Here are some ideas to not be this
1. Have a day to yourself. There is a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Often when you most want to be with someone when you’re feeling lonely, is when you most need to be alone. Set aside a day to do all the things you like to do. Go and watch a movie, visit a cafe, go for a walk or get a manicure. By the end of the day you’ll be happy that you got to do all the things you enjoy and have a new motivation to do the things you have to do.
2. Spend time with a friend. On the other hand doing things with a friend is a great way to boost your motivation, especially if you’ve made a commitment. Exercising or running errands, even cooking or doing study together (as long as you don’t talk too much!) can all be great things to do with a friend.
3. Do what you love and do a lot of it. Life can become very black and white but make sure you find time to do things you still love. For me that’s painting, exercising and spending time with friends and family. Oh and of course also baking!
And if all else fails, procrastinate hard until panic takes over all motivation to do anything but the task itself.
P.S Don’t blame me if you don’t pass your exams. It’s week 11, you’ve all had time to study. #thelibraryismysecondhome