Wednesday, December 9, 2015

6 Mid Week Motivational Tips

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The only day that's harder than Monday morning is a Wednesday morning. I tend to wake up on Wednesday thinking we're WAY closer to Friday than it really is and that can really make for a rough hump day. Whether you're working, at school or even blogging and doing freelance work (like I've been lately) it probably seems like there aren't enough hours in each day and that you're itching for the weekend.

For me, winter break is just beginning and I could not be more excited for the break. But as a blogger, work is never finished and that's the best part about it no matter how busy you are. I wouldn't change it for the world, so the only way to get through a mid-week slump is to regain your inspiration you feel on a Friday! 

6 Tips to Stay Motivated on a Wednesday:

Be Positive

If you've had a rough start to the week, it's pretty likely that it's going to be difficult to find your motivation when you still have two days to go before Saturday rolls around. Things like deep breathing and not focusing on how many hours/minutes/seconds are left until Friday at 5 will make a huge difference. Having something coming up that you can look forward to helps a lot, too.

Make it a Cheat Day

Need something to look forward to on hump day? Make it a cheat day! Whether you're on a diet, just trying to heat healthy or are trying to save the sweets for the upcoming holiday parties, it's amazing how food can make a difference in how we feel. Truth be told, I'm much happier when I eat a piece of chocolate or ice cream! Or even those magic cookie bars that most of us have made this time of year!

Clean

By mid-week, my clothes are usually all over my window seat (from trying things on), my desk is a disaster and my bathroom counter looks like a war zone. Take a little while to clean up and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel and how quickly some of your motivation comes back. For some reason, a super clean space makes me (please tell me I'm not the only one!) feel like I can do anything at any given time.

Change how you view Wednesday

Instead of thinking of it as "two more looong days until Friday", think of it as a mid-week break, or as a time to regain control and focus of your week. If you're only worrying about how much left you have to do or get through, chances are your Wednesday is going to be miserable. Refocus and *poof* your motivation will come back.

Frontload your day rather than backload

Or vice versa. For me, getting up earlier and getting things done in the morning rather than afternoon/evening work best. If I have a busy Wednesday, I like to get up earlier and get a head start on my morning workout then try and have things I need done that day by 12-1 PM. This way, I have the whole afternoon to get other things done. During the semester, Wednesday was one of my days off so I've always used the mornings as my blog comment catch-up day. Now that I'm free for two months, changing that up a little bit may benefit my Wednesday more.

Do what you like to do

Sometimes I'm unmotivated to do anything, but other times I'm just unmotivated to do things I don't want to do. Try and save the things you like to do - and also need to get done - for the day of the week that you find yourself the least motivated. For example, as a blogger, I try and take post pictures on Wednesdays because that's something I like to do, but also needs to get done. Doing anything you can to not feel so blah throughout the day will make the day that much better.

If all else fails, just tell yourself you are two days away from a much deserved weekend! This time of year is so busy for everyone that it makes sense to be lacking some motivation. I have a very busy schedule this time of year so doing anything possible to beat that mid-week slump is a must!

What are your favorite things to do to stay motivated throughout the week?

XOXO

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32 comments :

  1. I have a cheat day once a week. It resets my metabolism & it great for my diet.

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  2. I love your tips. Being positive is one important tip. So many things can be better in your day and in your life, if you can find one thing to be positive about.

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  3. i love the suggestion of front loading your day! I will have to try that out

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  4. These are all awesome ways to get rid of the mid week blues! Love the cleaning idea...might give that a go tonight to freshen up the apartment! ;) Thanks for sharing this!!

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  5. I like to keep things as simple as possible on Wednesdays - simple meals for my family and no other commitments in the evenings! Visiting from #authenticbloggers

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  6. Great advice. It's funny that you mentioned making Wednesday a cheat day, because it is my actual cheat day-haha! it's nice having a mid-week pick me up in terms of a good dessert or wholesome meal.

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  7. These are all great! haha
    Wednesday doesn't usually get me down as bad as Monday does.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  8. I like thinking of Wednesdays as a bit of a break for the week. It's definitely needed...and who doesn't love a glass of champagne midday, midweek?

    Coming Up Roses

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  9. I love this list for motivation! The cheat day and cleaning are my go-to options.

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  10. I am totally with you! I am try to do the most I can in the morning! I seem to get more done then than I do any other time! I love the cheat day! I am trying eat better and my sweet tooth is winning still, but it is getting better!

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  11. What great midweek tips! Today I got some things organized and cleaned my house. Now I feel like I can kick the rest of the week's butt!

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  12. These are great tips. I needed to see this today, I've been fighting a real slump.

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  14. Great tips! I try to front load my week so I have less to do on Thursday and Friday.

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  15. I tend to think the same thing - yay it's almost the weekend... oh wait, no it's not. I need a major reboot on my thinking. Hoping after the holidays I can feel better about life in general.

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  16. Those are all awesome. To be honest, number one is enough. Just try your best to look at things positively and things will definitely go your way.

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  17. I love these tips. After a very non-motivated day I wish I had read this article this morning!

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  18. I love your tips on how to stay motivated. I easily lose motivation and so I really need these tips.

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  19. These are tips I can use. It gets rough so I have to stay motivated.

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  20. Great tips! For me, it's all about routine. On a typical day during the week, I get up early, blog for 2 hours, then eat breakfast and head to work! I use my weekends to write my posts because I'm too busy during the week :)

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  21. When I went to bed tonight, I thought tomorrow was Friday. I was so disappointed to see that it's just Wednesday, so I feel your pain.

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  22. Wonderful tips! I tend to make a weekend day my cheat day, but you are so right, it would definitely give that day a day to look forward to!

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  23. I'm all about a cheat day! I think everyone needs one to stay on track.

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  24. These are awesome suggestions. Sometimes I struggle to get motivated. I like the idea of having a cheat day.

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  25. The cleaning is what I need to keep me motivated. I make everyone in the family help me do a quick clean up, and I think we all feel better.

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  26. What good suggestions! I love making Wednesday your cheat day. What could be bad about having something to look forward to in the middle of the week.

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  27. I feel you on this one, girl. :|
    My boyfriend and I decided to make Wednesday nights date night. It gives us something to look forward to and really breaks up the week.
    Great tips! :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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  28. These are some great tips! I love the 'change how you view Wednesday.' This is a great way to start on changing your perspective on things.

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  29. These are great tips! I love the idea of turning Wednesday into a cheat day!!! <3

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  30. I need to make more of an effort to front load my days. If I don't, then I end up scrambling and its so stressful.

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  31. I like to get up earlier than everyone to get things done. I've fallen behind recently though, despite my early to rise hours.

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