What happens when you lose motivation

It is the end of the semester and if we are being honest with each other than we have all likely lost any hope of being motivated.

College is hard and mentally draining, so what happens when you have 4 weeks left of classes but zero motivation to do anything? Well, if I knew the answer to that than I would be rich.

The truth is that losing motivation at certain points in your life is going happen. Sometimes it will last for a week, other times it will last for months.

It is important to remember to do a few things when you find yourself seriously struggling.

For me, I like to do a few things to help overcome it:

  1. If you feel like doing nothing (and doing so is possible one night), then do absolutely nothing for one night (three) and don’t feel guilty about it. Last week I seriously did not leave my bed after I got off work because I didn’t feel like it. Obviously, don’t let that become a habit, but if it happens don’t beat yourself up about it.
  2. Have a wine night or Netflix marathon with your besties. Sometimes you just need to forget about all your responsibilities for one night, what better way to do that than with wine and Netflix?
  3. Take some time to workout. Even though working out is probably the last thing you want to do when you have ZERO motivation, it honestly is so helpful to move your body for even 15 minutes to cheer you up. If i’m being honest, sometimes I do a 10 minute meditation and call it good. It is something I enjoy but I am still doing something to clear my mind and relax.
  4. Lastly, don’t beat yourself up too much for not giving a sh*t about your responsibilities. Just take a few deep breaths and give yourself some loving and will all be ok!

Just smile at the thought of no classes for 3 days next week and then only 2 weeks after than until winter break…praise Jesus.

Also remember that Ryan Gosling believes in you 😉

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