I am often caught in that horrible trap called boredom. I have so many things that I should be doing or even HAVE to be doing, but I lack motivation. Lately -with the use of some helpful tips and tricks- I have been able to stay inspired and active, accomplishing what needs to be done. Staying inspired is something I need to constantly improve. And believe me, my friends, this is not easy for me. But once I am able to be motivated, amazing things can happen! I am productive and happy. So I have made a list of a few of the things that I do to stay INSPIRED.
1) FIND THE RIGHT MUSIC
I know this sounds silly, but music is one of the most important things for my mood. I listen to a wide variety of music, but when I need to be creative I tend to listen to acoustic/country music. I find it super calming, and it really helps me think with a clear head. When I need to study, I listen to jazz or piano music. Click here for the playlist of acoustic music I listen to, and here for the music I study with.
2) Wake up early
I know this is extremely cliche. But it's honestly true. Of course, you shouldn't wake up super early if you go to bed really late. If you're a teen, 8-10 hours of sleep is really important. But if you're able to go to bed just twenty minutes earlier, then get up twenty minutes earlier! It helped me so much. I have to get up at 6:50 for school, but now I've started waking up at 6:40. Yes, it's only a TEN-minute difference. But it gives me time to do yoga and make my bed. Plus I think a lot better in the morning, so this gives me time to do last-minute homework.
3) Wake up to the right alarm
I used to have an alarm clock that would shock me awake with its jarring beeps. I have now started waking up to music playing on my phone, and it gives my day more of a positive start.
4) Have a creative space
For me, that is my desk. It really helps me to have a place where I get into creative, inspired mode. Also, where else would I keep all my sticky notes with random inspirational quotes? ;)
5) Use a site to brainstorm ideas
When I'm in a rut, I love using Pinterest and Tumblr to find inspiration. I think Pinterest has a more organized setup, but I love how bizarre and random Tumblr is because it helps me find creative ideas.
6) Take some "me" time
You're up late, doing last-minute revisions to an essay. You feel overwhelmed and exhausted, but this essay is due tomorrow. Taking a break sounds like a stupid thing to do, right? It's not! It's actually been proven that people are unable to focus as effectively after up to an hour of concentration. I'm not asking you to take an hour break. Just take 15-20 minutes of relaxation, "me" time. Take a bubble bath. Read a book. Watch an episode of Friends. Take a bike ride. Just something to unplug and distract yourself from the stress of life.
...That's all for today. I hope you are all having a lovely week!!! <3
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