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:
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!
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?