People do month-long projects for their jobs, and they have no problem with sticking to it day in and day out. So, why am I struggling to create a seven-week long project?
It’s week five of my seven-week project, and I have lost motivation. I don’t know why because I love the topic of my project, I enjoy doing the research and creating all of the visuals. The biggest struggle is to sit down and start doing the work. Once I sit down, I enjoy the work. It takes me too long to sit down. So, I did some research.
I researched how to keep motivation, and why I’m losing it and little tips and tricks to continue doing work. This isn’t the first time I’ve lost motivation, and it won’t be the last, but if I can remember the tricks, then my lack of motivation can lessen.
“If you can remember why you started, then you will know why you must continue.”— Chris Burkmenn
This quote in particular resonated with me because I chose a project I enjoy, and if I keep reminding myself that I am the one that wanted it, no one forced me to do this, then I get excited to do the work, and I do it.
This week I created three visuals, and I wrote the beginning of my article. I also interviewed seven women. I asked them to do multiple tasks on four different websites, and they gave me feedback on what they liked or disliked on every website. Their jobs were to go on their laptop first and then their phone, to go on Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Colourpop.com, and BH Cosmetics.com, one by one and find a red lipstick. I didn’t want to only focus on the way the website looked, I wanted these women to use the site, so I could hear their opinions on how the website flowed, and if they were able to find what they were looking for easily, or if the site was too distracting. These interviews are going to be the backbone of my comparison section of the project.
Below are some resources for maintaining motivation! Check them out.