When you have no motivation - 16.8.15

Jumper - Zara

We've all been there, maybe we've had a little too much time off or you're in the middle of a project and you just run out of steam. I'm on my 'summer holidays' right now, inbetween college and uni,  months which should be packed full of stuff but in reality they're not. And I'm bored. I suppose I'm always like this, if I don't have things planned or work to do I get so bored and and up sitting around watching netflix all week, not as great as it sounds. I get stuck in a rut, a funk, that's tricky to get out of so here's some tips if your finding yourself there.

You know those days where you have nothing to do but you're restless anyway? You just lay in bed, awake, thinking nothing, doing nothing? Get up! Get out of bed and go make yourself a tea, put your make up on, do your hair, make yourself feel good. I know it sounds simple but when you're there in that moment and youre fed up, in can be a push to even do that.

Make yourself go out, even if you have no plans. Go to your local cafe, drink coffee and read a good book, just spend a couple hours away from your house, it may seem pointless but trust me its good to get out of the house and do stuff. Okay it might not kick your motivation for work or uni back in but it's good to just take a little time and it'll make you feel better to not be stuck in the same 4 walls

You have 3 project to do but no motivation? Throw yourself into one of them. They need to get done so just arrange an evening just to focus on one of them, pick the one that excited you the most and throw yourself into it. The rest will follow.#
You have nothing to do and you're bored as? Throw yourself into a project. Make yourself something to do, think about what inspires you and create something to do that excites you. Whether you're an artist, a fashion student or and writer just do it. It might be the worst thing you've ever done but it might also be one the best.

The most important thing you can do is just take yourself away from everything. Listen to new music, go for a long walk, read a good book, pamper yourself, do whatever it is you enjoy! I know sometimes itsd difficult to pull yourself away from it ll, clear your head and focus on something else but sometimes its also the best thing.

This takes effort, i know. Right now the reason for my lack of motivation is part holiday blues and part i hate my room. Its so messy and unorganised and everything is just chucked in places. So sort it out, rearrange it, clean it, get rid of stuff you dont need or wear or like. Spend a day on it, put some good music on and focus on it. Change it all up, sometimes a good sort out is all you need.

So this one might be a little more difficult but you don't have to go on a big elaborate trip or weekend away. Sometimes it can be good just to get out of your town or city, the same streets can be so uninspiring. Hop on a train to the next city over, for the day or the weekend. If you can afford a night or two abroad even better but just get out and explore and gather new inspiration.

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  1. This is the best advice! I think when I'm not motivated to do anything, going out definitely helps, or even applying makeup, like you said, is so helpful - the simple things help the most!

    1. Make up and a good outfit are my go to, usually a winner! Glad you like the post :)

  2. these are great tips. Right now I find myself in this situation where I lack motivation to do the things I know I should be doing... Too bad we can't control motivation or inspiration, but distraction from everything can sometimes lead to inspiring moments. Btw, your blog is lovely, I'm following you now on bloglovin! (It'd mean a lot if you'd check out my blog<3 )

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow! I'm so glad you rate the tips, distraction is a great thing, a little vacation for sure!

  3. Love the tips!!!!! Thanks for the motivation.. Great blog you have, stay inspired!


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  4. great tips, always hard to get out of a funk

    1. Yeah, can be really tricky! Thank you x

  5. I just had one of those days, today... Dressed up and went for a walk in the morning. But ended up staying home for the rest of the day.

    Love, Marie Roget

    1. We all have days like it, I found myself in a funk yesterday as well, September blues maybe :)