Don’t Feel Like Doing Something? Do Something Else
There are times when you want to work on something but just do not feel up to it. You had planned to work on it. You set aside time to work on it. But now that it’s in front of you, you feel like doing anything but. Now, you could just plow through it anyway, regardless if it feels like you’re walking through molasses. And it’s not like you haven’t done this sort of thing before. You have, so it’s very possible, and yet that does not make it any easier.
But here’s an idea. Just do something else. Chances are there’s something else you can work on, something which you feel more like doing. So just do that instead. Assuming that what you had planned to do is not due the next day, you just do something else instead. And when you’re done that particular task you can go back to what you had planned to do originally. Chances are that you will be more motivated to do it then.
Lacking motivation is often a purely psychological issue. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lazy, as explained in this article on Psychology Today. Having something else to work on (a plan B) is just a way to cope. The interesting thing is that once you start working on your plan B task you might immediately start feeling motivated to work on your original task, especially if the plan B task is more tedious. Yes, human psychology is funny sometimes. But figuring out your own psychology is important to get you through those tough times when you don’t feel like doing something. Think of it as a psychological management strategy, which goes hand-in-hand with time management strategy. Both are important whether you’re a student or a working professional.
Part of your psychological and time management strategy can include getting outside assistance. The time management aspect is easy to understand. If someone else is doing part of your work for you, that frees up some of your time. But in the psychological sense, how does outside assistance help? For starters it can lower your stress level. You can more comfortably work on other things knowing that part of your workload is being taken care of by someone else. And also, you know you don’t have to start from scratch, which is also a psychological benefit. Someone else working on an assignment for you gives you something to work with, modify, or leave as-is. Having these options available to you will give you a big piece of mind.
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Burton, N. (2015, May 6). The Causes of Laziness. Psychology Today. Retrieved August 24, 2015, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201505/the-causes-laziness