It can be really hard to be productive when you’re just not feeling it, so I have some tips to be productive and hopefully beat procrastination.
Also, I went through my blog and to give myself a fresh start, I deleted all the posts I wasn’t proud of. I’m determined to follow my posting schedule (every Friday) this school year and I’m so excited!
I really hope you enjoy this post as the style is a bit different and it is much more me <3
A great way to motivate yourself is to think about what you can do when you’re done with whatever task you have to do. For example, you have to finish your math homework but when you’re done you can work on a drawing.
If you want to finish something as fast as possible, try setting a timer for how long you think it will take and trying to beat the timer! It works best for the small, annoying tasks like making your bed, putting away laundry & cleaning that can drag on.
Another way to get yourself going is to get inspired. That means if you need to clean, look up clean room photos, if you need to make a blog post, read a post, etc.
When you’re working hard at something you should take breaks to try to keep yourself motivated and happy-ish. I recommend, depending on how intense the assignment is and how long its taking, 5-10 minute breaks every 30-60 minutes. During breaks you could eat, go on your phone etc. but make sure you go right back to your assignment (use a timer).
If you’re not prioritizing what you’re doing and you run out of time, you won’t have the important things done. You would want to have your homework done before you do a blog post or clean your room, for example.
Especially when you’re working on something you really don’t like, it can get so boring, so try to make it fun! Try listening to music, doing it in color, etc. Whatever you can do to try and put yourself in a better mood as you’re doing it will probably help your work be better.
If you’re seriously not feeling it, you can try to start with something small just to get you going. Just one or two things, though, because this is likely not the most important thing on your list. Like if you have a lot of homework to do but you REALLY don’t want to, you can start by cleaning your desk and often that will motivate me to keep going and checking stuff off.
The worst feeling is knowing you’re not going to finish something on your list, avoid this by making sure you don’t put too much on your list – be realistic. When I have too much on my list and feel overwhelmed, it makes me even less motivated and I do even less so just avoid that.
Another reason I will not want to do something is when I have a big project and just don’t know where to start. When you get a project or big task, make a plan/break it up so you’re just working on one part of it at a time – way less overwhelming!
What I do when I have an extremely busy day to keep up with or REALLY don’t want to do anything is make an in depth schedule. When there is so much you need to keep up with, so many things to do and places to go, you can fill in EVERYTHING you have to do that day. It also helps when you don’t want to do anything because there is always something you should be doing – no time to quit!