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How to Keep Your Motivation When Every Day Feels the Same

Melissa Chu
5 min readMay 3, 2021


Do you ever feel like you’re living your own version of Groundhog Day?

You’re repeating the same day over and over again. Nothing is unexpected, nothing can be changed. You wake up, do the same thing, go to bed, repeat.

Any sense of spontaneity you might have experienced before has been sucked out, leaving only muted shades of black, white, and grey. You look ahead, and everything looks the same. You look back, and it’s all a blur.

It’s a common feeling during normal times. You’ve been doing the same thing for awhile. Maybe you’re working in a job, running a project, and going through your routine.

You’ve lost motivation, you’re just not that excited anymore, and things are getting stale. It’s normal, no matter what you do.

But during a pandemic? Multiply that feeling by a hundred.

In a world where mobility is restricted, many have lost their jobs, and millions have lost their lives, it’s no wonder we don’t see the point in anything.

Many of us are feeling stuck. We don’t know what to do with ourselves. Even if we did, the state of things isn’t allowing us to stretch our wings far.

Do we act like everything is the same as before, or do we just lie low and wait until it…



Melissa Chu

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