Most of the time it looks like this:
- I don’t FEEL like doing it
- I decide the consequences of not doing it are worse than actually doing it
- I do it
- I am glad I did it
Ah yes, motivation.
Most of the time we wait around to FEEL motivated.
Motivation as a feeling = danger
I don’t feel like working out.
I don’t feel like picking up groceries.
I don’t feel like folding laundry.
I don’t feel like changing another diaper.
What if I relied on feeling motivated to do these things? They likely wouldn’t get done…
I’d rather see motivation as a reward…
You see, if I do something despite how I feel, I accomplish something and I feel motivated to do the next thing. Okay, if I did “this”, I certainly can do “this”. It’s like putting a gear into motion; “Domino effect” if you will.
Action always trumps feeling when getting things done or accomplished.
Something I do to make life more fluid amongst all of the “don’t feel like doing” tasks, is to enjoy the small things.
For instance, eating my favourite snack while I do the cleaning I don’t want to do.
Having a relaxing bath after smashing a workout.
Reading a book to clear my mind after endless spreadsheets of paperwork.
Throw out the word motivation.
Listen to Nike: JUST DO IT!
You’ve got this!