• Makayla Cheng

How to Motivate Yourself



Motivation can be extremely difficult to find, especially during these times. You many have the mindset: “Why should I try? What’s the point?” After you hit a bump in the road, it can be so easy to simply stop trying and give up. This can apply to school life and even your daily routine and tasks. It is so much easier to stop everything rather than keep pushing yourself. But during these times, it is of utmost importance to keep going. Things are going to get better, and you don’t want to let yourself fall too behind.


A method you should try if you need motivation is talking to people whether it be your friends, parents, or siblings. If you don’t have any friends, make an effort to reach out to people whether it be randomly DMing them on instagram or talking to them online. You must surround yourself with the right people. Peer influence can often encourage you greatly to keep going as you don’t want to be left behind. You can create study sessions together, or simply talk while doing tasks.



Don’t let yourself get too burnt out. It is so important to prioritize your mental health over everything else, and if you pile too much onto yourself, it is easy to spiral and quickly lose the motivation to do anything. A key aspect of life is balancing all of your commitments. Allow yourself to take breaks, and allow yourself to quit when something gets too hard. Don’t force yourself to continue committing if it doesn’t make you happy and it requires too much on your part.


Choosing your priorities is so important. If you have too much on your plate, get rid of commitments, and tell them that you need a break. It is okay to give up sometimes as long as you prioritize your tasks. Do school work first, then focus on extracurriculars. Create a hierarchy for yourself of all the tasks that you have to do, and tell yourself that as soon as you complete it, it will be done.



Take a deep breath, and mentally hype yourself up. It can be so hard to even get up out of your bed, but you need to tell yourself that you have to do things. You have to be productive, and you have to commit to everything. Your biggest enemy is yourself, and you have to find the motivation deep within yourself.



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