I find that this time of the year is a very dangerous one- it's when motivation dies and sadly, good marks follow. That's how I'm feeling at the moment, anyway. Recently, everyone I've spoken to is feeling the same. It may be a combination of winter blues and everyone's general lack of good eating habits and exercise at this time of the year, but I really do feel like third term blues is a real thing.
I woke up feeling like death today, and whenever I wake up like that, I make a change in my life. Until I started up Crafty Fox, I'd get unhappy and frustrated every few weeks. When I did this, I cut off my hair and dyed it a funny colour. People often didn't recognise me because my hair was always a different shade of unstable.
Some delicious hair colour examples, I couldn't find a photo of the blue!
Today I woke up desperately wanting a nose ring. I didn't get one, but believe me, if it weren't for my insane fear of doing so I totally would have :P Anyway, this is not the point of this blog post. Let me try again.
Motivation? See, I can't even concentrate long enough to write this blog post! I find that the worse thing about having a lack of motivation is the fact that the days just go by and there's no caring about anything. Class is boring, crafting is boring, socializing is boring. Everything is just white noise- and then every now and then you get a feeling of clarity where you pretty much just beat yourself up for doing so little and for feeling so demotivated. So, I've compiled a list of articles that I think could actually help in some way, before any of us fail our degrees!
16 Ways to get Yourself Motivated When You're in a Slump
This article gave me the idea of not taking on so many goals at once. So I'm going to set myself small amounts of work/activities that I have to do everyday, because I'm finding that I end up doing nothing at all some days.
25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today
This article is focused on the healthy living aspect of things, which I've been terrible with recently.
How to Feel Inspired When You've Lost Motivation
This one made me have a closer look at my work space. Sadly at the moment, I find any work space to be super depressing. I think I'm going to have to just spend a bit of extra money on coffee shop studying. It's sometimes the only way I can get to feel inspired- an environment is a very important part of one's inspiration.
So that's it, hopefully this has helped someone else who is feeling in a similar way to me! Feel better, friend :)