5 Ways To Stay Motivated On A Task

5 Ways To Stay Motivated On A Task

Feeling like you have been struggling to stay motivated recently? Here are five ways to stay on task.


Recently, I will find myself attempting to complete tasks. Yet, suddenly I am unmotivated to finish them. This applies for cleaning my room, and doing homework. At times, when attempting to complete these tasks it can be easy to feel unmotivated to finish. Therefore, here are five ways to keep on track.

1. Have a routine. 

Many people do not know where to start when they need to complete some tasks. This goes especially for big tasks, such as upcoming projects or papers. One way to stay motivated to finish these projects in a timely manner is through creating a routine. Break tasks up into smaller pieces that you complete each day. An example, for big projects, spend a little time each day working on them. If you already have a set plan tend so to stop the urge to feel unmotivated.

2. Remove all distractions. 

When we need to complete a task, it can be easy for your brain to wander. Your brain is attempting to save yourself the strain of completing these tasks. Yet, this leads to extreme procrastination and in the end instead of feeling motivated to finish tasks, you end up sitting on your phone in your room. Some of the best distractions to remove are electronics. Simply silencing your phone and moving it across the room will work wonders.

3. Work on tasks at times that are practical to you. 

Let’s face it, at the end of the day, your brain is fried. When you are already exhausted from the day, it can be especially easy to feel unmotivated. Instead of doing your homework or studying, you end up just falling asleep. Therefore, a way to prevent this is to factor in what you want to accomplish at a time that you know your motivation level has peaked. Some people prefer the morning, and some people prefer later in the be afternoon. Whatever time works best for you, make sure to schedule your work in.

4. Have some help from your peers. 

When you are feeling unmotivated, that extra push from your friends can get the job done. When you look up and see that your friends working on the same task you are, this can help with motivation. Find some friends who you know are super motivated and work with them next time.

5. Remind yourself why you are doing this. 

At the end of the day, every task we complete has a meaning at the end. If it’s schoolwork it might be getting a degree someday. If it’s working out, hitting the weight that you want. Whatever it is, whenever you begin to feel lost, just remind yourself why you are completing this task in the first place. This simple reminder will usually give you that extra motivation you need at the end to finish.

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