So schools back and somehow it feels like you have a lot more work than before. Don’t sweat it, you’re not alone. A lot of you are probably used to the routine you had before. You woke up, got ready, ate breakfast and got to school. You would spend about 5-8 hours at school a day, maybe you got some work done in class, got answers to work from a friend, talked to your favourite instructor or just vibed. All these things helped to keep you motivated and going, but how do you stay going stuck in your room all day? For some of us this takes a toll on our mental health even more. While others, well they already got back into the hang of it.
If you’re like me and need to be able to leave your house or you might go insane well, hey friend how ya doing i’m going to share some of my tips with ya.
1. GO OUTSIDE!! PLEASE!!
Now when I say go outside I don’t mean go hang out with 18 people, I mean go enjoy some air. A lot of creative blocks come from staying in one environment for too long. Maybe take a walk around the block every morning to wake up or go on a quick drive and buy a slurpee.
2. I know you like that 3 day old band shirt, but please put on some clothes.
Yes I know, oversized clothes are comfy but changing out of the clothes that you would use to sleep in, tricks your mind into waking up. So wear some jeans in the house you definitely won’t sleep in those.
3. Change your work environment I am begging you.
Like I mentioned many creative blocks come from staying at your same boring spot all day. Your brain is not going to be creative like this. It is difficult to new find places to work in right now but at least move rooms, if you can work outside, go work outside! And if you aren’t able to change settings, maybe change where you usually work, put something you like in your view, add some colours around ya.
4. Please feed yourself and try to sleep well.
No, eating 1 meal at 4pm is not a meal. Drinking 3 iced coffees is also not lunch (I’m most guilty at this.) Being busy with school and trying to figure out what to eat and then cook it is such a drag I know, but ya gotta. Eat some snacks while you work, ya favourite snacks (highly recommend animal crackers they’re fire).
5. Listen to your favourite song.
Think of a song that gets you going and just makes you smile, found it? Well go listen to it. Remember how it makes you feel happy and why. Music is the greatest way to get dopamine pumping in your brain. Also try to listen to white noise when you do your work, okay? I know what you’re thinking, but trust me.
6. And lastly think positive.
Yes, it is hard not to say you hate this and you hate that. Trying to stop yourself from speaking negative things is difficult when you’re so used to it. Problem is if you think so negatively all you’re going to get is negative around you. Wake up and tell yourself you’re going to have a good day even if it is the worst day of your life.
I know these 6 tips might be seen as something you know already but maybe start doing some, or make a list of tips for yourself. To keep you sane for the rest of 2020.