How to Stay Productive with No Motivation
This past week I was so beyond unmotivated it was ridiculous. Thankfully it was the holidays and it
Currently, it’s been a slow Monday and by far not the most productive day I have had. But I am getting stuff done, but I’m chipping away at my to-do list I set. And if your feeling unmotivated and wanting to do nothing during your slow season here are some tips to help you stay productive and on top of work:
Make a To-Do list
This will help you just map out what you have to get done and what you want to have done by the end of the day. You can make it based on how much you realistically feel think you can accomplish and make you feel like you had a good day when you finish it. This always helps me the next day feel more motivated and help me grow the list to be a little bit more as well.
Go somewhere to work with no distractions
Going to a coffee shop or some type of quite place helps me stay on top of working when I can’t turn the TV on or go in and out of the kitchen debating if I’m hungry a thousand times. It also helps when you put in time to go somewhere to do something, you feel more motivated to do that. You don’t want to waste your time and putz around when you made a conscious choice to drive out of the way.
Take advantage of the lazy day
So today is the day you have absolutely no motivation and your sitting and staring at your laptop doing absolutely nothing. The best thing I have found is to just go with it. You are already being unproductive and doing nothing, so why continue taking time to feel like you are ‘working’. I always take days like this and just stop. I shut my laptop and just take the day to do nothing because clearly I need it. The only thing I will make myself do before leaving my laptop is make a To-Do list for the next day. I always make it very reasonable and mixed with work and personal chores. After I do that, I take the day off. The next day, I start working on that and typically feel a little more prepped for it.
Hopefully this has some helpful information for someone out there who is struggling getting back on track after this past week!
P.S yes, that is a photo of my with my horse as we both avoid all of our responsibilities.