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Make Your "Off" Days, On Days || Lifestyles

default article imageDays off are the best:  you get to sleep in, you have no responsibilities, and you can do whatever you want, but unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. We are all so busy with school and work, a day off doesn’t always come but when it does it’s important to still be productive. It’s not always that easy, though, getting motivated on your day off is hard when doing nothing is so tempting, so here are some helpful tips and tricks to staying motivated on your day off.

Shannon Oswald, a junior communication student, has one weekday without classes and said, “Each day I think it is important to set goals. If you have something that you are looking to achieve each day when you wake up it’ll help you become a much more motivated person.”

This is a great way to stay motivated. By setting goals for yourself, it allows you to work towards achieving something. Setting a few goals for yourself, especially on a day off, is important in being productive. When you set yourself a goal or goals for the day, you are more likely to get it checked off your to-do list.

Another great way to stay motivated on your day off is to not treat it like a day off. If you begin to think about your day off as a “day off” you will get lazy and not be motivated to do anything. You should wake up with the idea that, “I know that it is my day off but I am going to accomplish something.” Treat your day off like your busy day.

A great way to keep yourself motivated on a day off is to start it with a workout. Getting a workout doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym for an hour and lift, you can do yoga at home, or even just go for a walk around the block to get the blood pumping and your body ready for the day.

Alexis Nulle, a specialist professor of communication and Faculty Co-advisor of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), said, “The way to motivate yourself is to get some exercise and get moving. Whether that be hitting the gym, or going for a run or walk.”

Going off that, Natalie Tague, a senior communication student, said, “By waking up early and having a productive day you can refresh yourself from the stress of your usual daily schedule.”

Having a daily routine is also a great way to stay motivated by waking up early and taking it easy. An important way to stay motivated is to stick to your daily routine. You should still wake up early and try to get a head start. It is a great way to stay productive, you wake up early and start your day with some work you will feel more inclined to be productive throughout the day.

The last great way to stay motivated on your “off” days is to reward yourself in-between tasks. Setting and completing goals sometimes just isn’t enough, sometimes it feels better when you reward yourself. When you complete a goal you can treat yourself, with something you enjoy such as, getting ice cream, watching an hour of television, or playing your phone.

Your phone is one of your biggest distractions when trying to stay motivated. It is so easy to just pick it up and see what is going on. So to stay motivated, a helpful tip is to put it on the other side of the room. You won’t be as eager to just pick it up like you would be if it were right next to you. But when you do finish an assignment, it is rewarding to go look at what you’ve missed and talk to your friends as a break.

Staying motivated on a day off is very hard, but with these tips and tricks, it becomes easier.

Days off are the best:  you get to sleep in, you have no responsibilities, and you can do whatever you want, but unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. We are all so busy with school and work, a day off doesn’t always come but when it does it’s important to still be productive. It’s not always that easy, though, getting motivated on your day off is hard when doing nothing is so tempting, so here are some helpful tips and tricks to staying motivated on your day off.

Shannon Oswald, a junior communication student, has one weekday without classes and said, “Each day I think it is important to set goals. If you have something that you are looking to achieve each day when you wake up it’ll help you become a much more motivated person.”

This is a great way to stay motivated. By setting goals for yourself, it allows you to work towards achieving something. Setting a few goals for yourself, especially on a day off, is important in being productive. When you set yourself a goal or goals for the day, you are more likely to get it checked off your to-do list.

Another great way to stay motivated on your day off is to not treat it like a day off. If you begin to think about your day off as a “day off” you will get lazy and not be motivated to do anything. You should wake up with the idea that, “I know that it is my day off but I am going to accomplish something.” Treat your day off like your busy day.

A great way to keep yourself motivated on a day off is to start it with a workout. Getting a workout doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym for an hour and lift, you can do yoga at home, or even just go for a walk around the block to get the blood pumping and your body ready for the day.

Alexis Nulle, a specialist professor of communication and Faculty Co-advisor of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), said, “The way to motivate yourself is to get some exercise and get moving. Whether that be hitting the gym, or going for a run or walk.”

Going off that, Natalie Tague, a senior communication student, said, “By waking up early and having a productive day you can refresh yourself from the stress of your usual daily schedule.”

Having a daily routine is also a great way to stay motivated by waking up early and taking it easy. An important way to stay motivated is to stick to your daily routine. You should still wake up early and try to get a head start. It is a great way to stay productive, you wake up early and start your day with some work you will feel more inclined to be productive throughout the day.

The last great way to stay motivated on your “off” days is to reward yourself in-between tasks. Setting and completing goals sometimes just isn’t enough, sometimes it feels better when you reward yourself. When you complete a goal you can treat yourself, with something you enjoy such as, getting ice cream, watching an hour of television, or playing your phone.

Your phone is one of your biggest distractions when trying to stay motivated. It is so easy to just pick it up and see what is going on. So to stay motivated, a helpful tip is to put it on the other side of the room. You won’t be as eager to just pick it up like you would be if it were right next to you. But when you do finish an assignment, it is rewarding to go look at what you’ve missed and talk to your friends as a break.

Staying motivated on a day off is very hard, but with these tips and tricks, it becomes easier.

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