Maybe you have days when you’d stare at your computer screen, willing yourself to type, or zoning out while reviewing your notes — only to find yourself doom-scrolling on social media for hours. If so, don’t fret, a lot of people are guilty of this, too, especially in this day and age.
However, no matter how tempted you are by social media, the reality is you need to finish your daily work or school tasks. Fortunately, there are many ways to help you stay focused and motivated to get these done! Here are a few tips you can follow:
1. Turn huge goals into small, bite-sized tasks
Of course, it’s exciting when you add something big and audacious to your bucket list. But, completing these can be daunting when you don’t know where to begin. Breaking a huge goal into smaller, more doable tasks can help you progress in your journey and make you feel accomplished with every completed task.
2. Reward yourself for a job well done
Be honest, how many times do you scold yourself when something isn’t perfect, and how many times do you celebrate your wins? Start acknowledging all of your wins — big and small — to encourage yourself and set the tone for a positive and productive day ahead.
Plus, quick rewards give you something to look forward to when you complete a task. Something as simple as an indulgent mug of Swiss Miss hot chocolate and a couple of decadent Cream-O Premium cookies can be a rewarding, celebratory treat!
The best part: you can choose your fave Swiss Miss flavor — be it Dark Chocolate, Marshmallow, Milk Chocolate, or Chocolate Hazelnut! You can even pair it with the decadent Cream-O Premium chocolate-covered, vanilla cream-filled chocolate cookie sandwich, and you’ll be up and ready for the next thing on your to-do list!
Celebrate your daily milestones and small wins with a rewarding treat!
3. Step out of your comfort zone
Your lack of motivation may stem from feeling underutilized. Pull yourself out of that slump by finding new things to do. Step up and volunteer to do new, exciting projects, and you may just get your mojo back!
4. Find a support group
As the saying goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Find your crowd by exposing yourself to different groups or clubs that are into the same things like you. In doing so, you might find inspiration from their experiences and receive encouragement that can help you push through despite the challenges.
5. Say “Thank you”
These two words have tremendous power. By uttering them, you remind yourself to appreciate every opportunity given to you, no matter how you feel about it at that time.
It’s human to have meh days, but the great thing about them is that they give you the chance to grow and be better. Go ahead and follow these motivation tips and see yourself become more productive and successful in whatever you’re doing. And when you do, reward yourself with an indulgent mug of Swiss Miss and some delicious Cream-O Premium cookies!