Hello Painters! Welcome to PMY’s last post from January. Today I’m bringing a post that will help you all to get your shit done even if you don’t feel like it. We all procrastinate, right? It’s natural for all of us since we are constantly doing something and, well, sometimes you just want to stop. What normally happens? That little break from studies ends up in a Lord of The Rings marathon (let’s hope that doesn’t happen to any of us!). So today I decided that it would be a good idea to write about how can you motivate yourself into doing your stuff without distracting that easily and how can you procrastinate productively. Shall we start? 😉
Organize your (probably) messy desk
I feel like I’m constantly giving you all this piece of advice but you guys can’t even imagine how helpful an organized desk is. If you have 0 courage to start working in your projects, put everything into place first, including folding papers, organizing folders and putting some fresh flowers on your desk. After that 15-20 minute activity, your mind will be clear.
There’s nothing more satisfying that winning a huge competition with your own merit, right? Why not apply it to your daily basics? If you make X, you can buy Y. If you work on that project for 2 solid hours, you’ll be able to go to the cinema or to go fishing (it doesn’t really matter).
Figure Out Your Time
If you feel like you’re completely burnt out, just admit it and stop working. There’s no use to continue dragging yourself into something you’re currently not into! For me, my most creative hours are during morning and night – afternoons are a nightmare between that laziness after lunch and hyperactivity after snacks.
Social Media? Nope.
It’s no wonder we can’t get things done when we spend hours of everyday staring mindlessly at a screen! Make it easier for yourself and turn off your cellphone notifications, sometimes I even turn off the cellphone itself. You can’t even imagine how relaxing it is to spend an entire hour in a library without Instagram updates! It’s not that impossible since it’s only 60 minutes (duh) and your work will flow easier.
Food + Water
You can’t be concentrated when you’re either hungry or thirsty, simple as that. Being fully hydrated massively helps keeping your focus; Also, try to have something to fill your stomach up, like some healthy snacks!
Lastly, here’s a list of some things you can do that are technically procrastination yet they are also useful! It’s okay to take a break from your work if it is to do something productive,right?
- Painting my nails.
- Writing lists.
- Organising my finances.
- Changing my bedding.
- Doing a triple mask facial.
- Going for a run.
- Organising my bookcase.
- Make sure all emails have been answered.
- Tackling the pile of ironing.
That is all for today, Painters! Pew, today was such a big post – I hope you find it useful as it was for me. Have a nice Sunday and I’ll see you on February (lame!).