How to get the motivation to do something when you do not want to do anything?

Motivation can be hard to get sometimes. At times, you want to live on your bed snuggled in between blankets. Procrastination can be so hard to fight. So, this article is going to try to help you combat it. You are not going to become famous after reading one essay online. However, these tips will make learning a new skill or finishing your work early easier. Since you have work do to, let us get to it:

Start your day with something fun.

The idea means to do something relaxing in the morning before you go to work or school. This activity should not be something important. It can be yoga. It can be drawing. It can even be just some breathing exercises. The beginning of day ritual gives you a mindless way to start your routine. This strategy helps you ease into the day easier. This tip is from jamesclear.com.

Make a schedule and doing it right

Schedules are great. A schedule is a plan that gives lists of intended events and times. These are important tools. However, there is a way to make them more effective by adding positive and negative reinforcement.

According to the psychology.uiowa.edu, schedules of reinforcements are to-do list with the precise rules that are used to add rewards or punishments. Receiving rewards or punishments depends on how you respond to the task on the list. If you don’t complete a task and/or do not do it in a certain amount of time, you have to give yourself a punishment.

If you complete a task, you will reward yourself. It is important to reward yourself. To extract a line from time.com: “Rewards feel good. Penalties feel bad. And that is why they both can work well for motivating you. Research shows that rewards are responsible for three-quarters of why you do things.” This technique will aid you to get more motivation to complete your responsibilities.

Work on your emotional intelligence

This one might seem strange but let me explain. People tend to procrastinate activities that they do not like. As a result, many researchers debate whether people procrastinate because they can’t manage time or because they can’t control their negative emotions towards the activity.

As a result, their emotions cause them to procrastinate this activity so they don’t do it. To borrow an excerpt from psychologicalscience.org: “ The findings suggested that self-control only succumbs to temptation when present emotions can be improved as a result.” With all of this in mind, learning to control emotions can help you get motivation.

Life is a complete pain. However, it is not impossible. You always need to find a balance between distraction and discipline. It is not an exaggeration to say everything in our lives needs balance. Learning how to control yourself better can only help you. Life only lasts once. You should spend it well.

Sources

Barker, E. (2014, June 30). How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. Retrieved September 2020, from https://time.com/2933971/how-to-motivate-yourself-3-steps-backed-by-science/

Comparative Cognition Laboratory. (n.d.). Retrieved June 17, 2020, from https://psychology.uiowa.edu/comparative-cognition-laboratory/glossary/schedules-reinforcement

Jaffe, E. (n.d.). Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination. Retrieved May 9, 2020, from https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/why-wait-the-science-behind-procrastination

James Clear. (2018, June 11). Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated. Retrieved May 9, 2020, from https://jamesclear.com/motivation

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