Losing motivation during the quarantine slump


I can’t begin to express how many times I procrastinated even starting to write this piece. Needless to say, my motivation is seriously taking a hit during quarantine. Work, academics, and my now non-existent social life are all on hold until further notice in my book. 

I get up every morning hoping to find a little bit of motivation to finish what seems like the hundreds of projects that I need to do. From personal projects to the looming final school projects, absolutely nothing is getting done. I feel like I am wasting day after day and not getting anywhere with hardly anything. 

It’s not that I do not have the time, it’s the fact that there is so much uncertainty in my life and the world right now. Are these final school projects really worth the stress? Should I just give up on them while I’m ahead? I’m already finding myself turning in the first drafts of major assignments, which is very unlike me, but I simply cannot be bothered to attempt to do anything else. Studying for an exam? Absolutely not happening. 

I know it’s not just me feeling this way about school and life – it seems to be a common feeling shared with friends, family and even strangers. Weirdly enough, we’re all in this slump together. And, maybe with a little extra hope, we’ll snap out of it and get on with our new normal. 

With a lot of patience, hope and an optimistic outlook, we can and will get through this quarantine slump and the pandemic together. Take time out of your day to do what makes you happy, even if that means taking time to do absolutely nothing. There is no right or wrong way to go about our new normal, so you do you and we will get through this somehow.