March 8, 2023
Ways To Get Out Of a Lull
You're either halfway through first semester or halfway through second. With what seems like so long to go, you're probably beginning to flag. Here's our top tips to get out of that lull you're feeling.
It’s the middle of the semester, and the week break is still a 2 weeks away. The days are becoming longer, and they feel like it too. Beginning to feel like you’ve lost the motivation you had 6 months ago? Wondering if you’re just really tired or burning out? You’re hitting the lull.
If you’re wondering what a lull is, it’s defined as: “a temporary pause or decline in activity”, which may explain why your motivation has disappeared and you’re beginning to let the homework pile on top of each other, which you know isn’t going to help you. Even though, that just seems to make it worse.
No need to worry, we have a couple of tricks up our sleeve
There’s a lot of things to be in denial about. How much sleep you have, how healthy you’re actually eating and how you will go to the gym tomorrow. Being in a slump or lull is not one of those. It’s how you’re feeling, and it isn’t going to change if you ignore it. Nobody is full of motivation 24/7, despite what social media might let you believe.
That piece of paper you’re staring at isn’t going to write itself, and staring at it will not make you write it any quicker. Take a break. Maybe a couple of hours, maybe a day, but your body is trying to tell you something. Get some exercise, do some simple chores around the house, go and sit outside, or go and get some sleep. Listen to your body, and take a break.
Everyday life is not the most exciting thing in the world, which is okay, it doesn’t need to be. But maybe a small shake up wouldn’t be the worst thing for your routine. It doesn’t have to be big things either, the shake up can be something as small as digital detox or treating yourself to some flowers. Or, it can be as big as getting up an hour earlier everyday and going for a run.
There’s a lot of other ways to help you get out of a lull, and if you have your own mechanisms, let us know them down below.