Life's stressful, I get it. There are tons of things in today's society that puts a weight on our shoulders, and sometimes it feels like something has come and sucked all the energy out of us (dirty minded people, keep it in please), but it's true. Even as a teenager and a college student, I'm under pressure (if you started singing under pressure, we can be friends), but that's a whole 'nother blog post (coming soon, plug, plug).

So if we're being real (honest & loyal lol) motivation is probably one of the biggest setbacks in our lives, because if our motivation scale is down to a 1, possibly lower, we're never going to get the things done that we should, and this could create a whole other problem, which could set us back even further. Picture this, you're so unmotivated that you've ended up in your bed, eating crap, binging Kardashians and not getting up for anything unless you're desperate for the toilet. Sounds like the dream, right? Wrong. Yeah, ok, we all need a 'not getting out of bed for s***' day now and again, but not forever.

Well, if you have all these feelings and still don't know what to do, then you've come to the right place (hopefully).

Here are some tips to get you motivated so that you can get your head in the game (if you don't get that reference, where have you been?)

Set Yourself Small, Reachable Goals 

It's all good having one huge dream to aim for in the end, but if you aren't setting any realistic, smaller goals in the meantime, that dreams going to slowly slip away. For example, if you have an exam coming up, and you're aiming for a certain grade, don't pile all the revision in at once, because your brains just going to say "nah, I'm done, bye" and not retain any of the info that you spent hours upon hours revising. Set yourself a small goal of doing X amount of revision in X amount of time, and spread that over X amount of days. Then your brain won't hate you, and will become kind enough to keep that info stored away until the big day. Try it, and I can guarantee that you will have an increase in motivation in not time.

Surround Yourself With The Right People  

Our friends are our friends, but if they're as unmotivated as your are, then getting work and life admin done around them will be quite the challenge. This isn't me saying sack off your friends, but go somewhere that is a working/motivating environment that will allow you to focus on the task at hand, and not be put off. Because most friends, if we're honest, will end up procrastinating and distracting you, which will just make you end up giving up on your work, and that ain't happening. I'd recommend a coffee shop e.g. Starbucks (other coffee shops are available obvs), especially during the week. One reason for this is because, the people who have jobs that allow them to work from home will most likely end up in a coffee shop, so you'll be surrounded by the most unsociable bunch of people ever, but will be heaven if your to-do list is as long as your arm. 

Create And Stick To A Morning Routine   

A lie-in is the most blissful thing in life, am I right, or am I right? So, when you wake up in the morning, your body will most likely trick you into saying "five more minutes" and snoozing your alarm. Then you wake up 2 hours later, feeling crap and would've already wasted half your day, not the best feeling. What I would recommend is setting your alarm and getting up when it goes off, sounds like the most boring and generic tip, but could be the one step you need to set off your morning and not  end up wasting precious time. Also, create a morning routine (and stick to it), whether that's getting up and going to the gym (can't relate) or making breakfast then having a shower, don't make it too complex, something simple that you can do every morning that'll make you feel fresh and ready to kick ass. 

Give Yourself Something To Look Forward To

Quite a quick, and again simple one here, but every night think of something that you can look forward to and will make you get out of bed in the morning. Whether that be your morning cup of tea, having something different for breakfast or going to the gym with a friend (once again, can't relate), but ultimately something that you love to do, eat or watch in the morning, and will get you to drag yourself out of bed. 

Stop Saying 'I'll Do It Later'

One that I'm 100% guilty of doing A LOT, just because I simply can't be arsed sometimes, and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there. It's hard when you have a ton of things to do, and don't have the motivation to do them, I've been there. But ultimately, when you keep putting off these things, more will come and build up on top, which will make your workload double, possibly triple. What I suggest, and something that when I do (not all the time, I'm gonna be honest) is, when I get homework for example, or think of a blog post idea/content, is do it either straight away or the same day. So then, you're not going to end up building up your workload and will 100% feel better and that a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, and trust me, you'll thank yourself in the long run.

Feeling more motivated yet? I hope so, and I hope that these easy, simple tips will give you that little push that we all need to get off our backsides and get s*** done. 

Your welcome. 

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