Try It Out Tuesday: Staying On Your A-Game 

We all know what it’s like to those days (or even weeks) where we feel unmotivated, groggy, and don’t feel like doing much of anything. But when you have obligations such as writing a blog or running a business, sometimes you can’t afford to take those mini-vacations. 

Your success is dependant on you keeping on top of everything. If you don’t have people who you pay to do your work, keeping track of everything and remaining motivated can be a lot to handle. 

I’ve recently faced this challenge, as I haven’t written a blog post in over a week! But, in doing so (or…not doing so) it gave me the idea and inspiration for this post. 

You see, even when you have those spans of time where you don’t feel motivated to do work, you can do these 5 things to help you stay on track. 

  1. Use different social media platforms. This is a strategy I turn to a lot. If there is a portion of time where I’m behind on writing, I make sure to post plenty on my Instagram and my Facebook Page. Not only are you continuing to release content, but you are engaging with different audiences and remaining relevant. 
  2. Don’t work in bed. If you’re someone like me, chances are you like to be comfortable. I’m guilty of not using my desk or table, and writing or doing other work from the comfort of my bed. Spending a little time in a different environment will not only be a change of scenery, but it will also increase the likelyhood of you becoming inspired and motivated by having a designated workspace.  
  3. Make sure you’re not tired or hungry. It seems pretty simple, but I know that when I’m behind on sleep or hungry, I tend to be lazier. Taking a short nap before you start or even keeping a small snack beside you while you work is going to help keep you alert and your creative juices flowing. (Plus, who doesn’t like to snack while they work?) 
  4. Get up early. While this may be a hard one, it definitely helps. Getting up earlier means that you have more time to get things done, more time to prepare, and more time to amp yourself up. And hey, after you’re done, you have the whole rest of the day (depending on your schedule) to yourself. 
  5. Create a daily schedule. This is something I’ve been messing around with recently, but it’s done well so far. Creating a schedule of the things you have to do really helps with your peace of mind and productivity. Create a schedule that works for you, and make sure you have enough time to effectively work on everything you want to get done. 

I know just as well as anyone how easy it is to lose motivation. We aren’t machines; sometimes we slow down, and sometimes we need a break. But with the techniques listed above, you can ease yourself back into the #grind. 

I hope this helped! How do you stay on top of your A-game? How do you stay motivated? Leave a comment! (P.s, if you follow my Facebook page, I just released a post asking YOU what you’d like to see more of, so head on over and check it out! 

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