That’s why I’ve compiled a list of things that will help to beat this mid-semester laziness so that we can all complete all of our goals for the semester and end strong. I hope you enjoy!
1. Review your goals!
The power of sticky notes, man. They work wonders.
2. Step out of your comfort zone.
com·fort zone (ˈkəmfərt zōn) – (noun) – a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress
I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy being comfortable – I enjoy things that make me feel safe (see: leggings, journals, big fluffy blankets, coffee), and I strongly despise things that are the opposite (see: dresses, talking to strangers, studying in the library). However, staying “safe” can be detrimental to your productivity, and all you really need is a change in scenery to initiate a good ol’ reality check & push you towards your goals.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am still going to enjoy my big fluffy blankets and my morning coffee – don’t sacrifice things that make you happy. Instead, switch one or two things up about your daily routine to combat boredom and see if anything changes! Try dressing up and doing your makeup for classes instead of embracing the “I woke up like this” pajama-chic look (we’ve all done it, there’s no need to be ashamed!), or maybe venture out on campus and study on the green instead of in your room or a study lounge.
Though they are small changes, I guarantee that they will have an influence on your mood in one way or another. Sometimes a change in pace is all you really need to get yourself back on track, and if you can be the one to initiate it, why wouldn’t you?