just a spoonful of sugar

mary poppins | marlee and you

It's midterm season at school (and it has been for a while). Of course, with midterms, papers, tests and every other kind of evaluation, the first word, thought and feeling that just barges into your life is stress. It's this time of year where I find inspiration in one of my favourite childhood movies: Mary Poppins. I'm adding a particular quote from this film to my inspiration board, "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun."

Just ponder this thought for a moment. Technically, it's our own choice if we want to enjoy doing anything we do. We can find a way to motivate ourselves and have fun while doing the most mundane or stressful tasks!

If you've got household chores to do, blast some pump-up music while doing it. If you have essays to write, reward yourself with candy or by watching a Youtube video after each page you write. If you're studying for a test, don't go it alone - study with friends! Your friends can help keep you on task and can also bring to light certain concepts that you would've have thought were important!

There are so many ways to find joy in everyday, stressful, midterm related tasks (you just have to find a way that works for you!)

How do you stay motivated during midterm season?

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  1. love this so much! it is so inspirational!
    a spoonful of sugar always helps in a stressful situation. hope you are doing great in your midterms!

  2. I love Mary Poppins! I once separated my art history flashcards into smaller stacks and then gave myself an m&m every time I could go through a stack without messing up. It was only a fun-sized bag.. so one m&m had to suffice :)