We're more than halfway through the challenge already! I've kind of gotten used to ending a day with an article like this, so I'm kind of going to miss doing these glow up articles.

Anyway! We've gotten this far, so I wanted to talk more about rewards and how you can reward yourself for getting things done, as well as mention losing motivation.

Quick overview

1. Exercise every day
Today my abs got a rest and I did one of Emi Wong's leg workouts. It was surprisingly easy and hard at the same time.
[ ✓ ] completed

2. Study (languages) daily
I read through the last slide of Latin, which means I can start the next powerpoint tomorrow (yay?), then did a couple of Korean lesson and some revision. Then finally the usual German flashcards.
[ ✓ ] completed

3. Read for 30 minutes
I read for 1 hour again and finished my book. Onto the next one!
[ ✓ ] completed

4. Keep a decent sleep schedule
Instead of improving, I slipped a little again. But it's okay! I can try again later!
[ ✗ ] incomplete

Overall: [3 / 4] tasks

It's okay

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Firstly, it's important to know that it's okay to slip behind on a schedule, it's okay not to do everything you planned. If you're feeling under the weather, just give yourself 10 minutes on a task and then move on. Accept that you're not going to be able to do the same amount every day and that's totally okay.

Getting bored, losing focus, becoming distracted: these are all completely normal things that happen to everyone. Just give it your best shot and then move on. Don't leave everything 'to your future self,' but know that it's fine to have unfinished work.

Just get through things slowly and methodically and you'll be alright.

Rewarding yourself

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That being said, it's important to reward yourself for the work you have done. It's not always easy to push through and carry on, so taking a break for yourself is important.

When I was looking for ways I could reward myself online, it mostly came up with things like 'retail therapy' or 'watch a film.' Everything either cost money or was something I could just as easily do any other day. And that's fine too, but I wanted to write a list of things that are a little more active and special.

You could:

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  • Build a blanket fort to watch a film in
  • Try some new recipes
  • Customise your clothes
  • Start a bullet journal / sketchbook
  • Invent a fantasy kingdom and make a map for it
  • Learn a dance routine
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Find a random TV show recommendation and give it a go

That's all I have to say for now. Stay safe and remember - don't be too hard on yourself!

Thanks for reading and I hope this article could motivate you!

Love, Blue

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