How to find motivation when you don’t feel like moving a muscle

We’ve all had those days where we are just laying in bed, contemplating how unproductive we are in that moment. Sometimes, a maniacal urge to get up and be extremely productive may occur, but that does not happen all the time.

So, what do we do when procrastination seems like the heaviest disease humanity can ever witness? Usually, I like to take it step by step, and the process is the following:

1. Find out what I need to do

This is probably the most important aspect you should consider when you are a master procrastinator. Often, the thought that we need to accomplish something sits at the back of our heads, without much consideration for the process involved in getting up and getting stuff done. If it’s the case of an exam, for example, a good start would be to look through your syllabus, find out what the teacher expects from you and create an imaginary scenario of how the exam would be like.

2. The minimal effort stage

If the first step is thinking, then the second step would be doing. What helps me the most in my work is creating planners for all the tasks that need to be done. Studying for university, working in the marketing field and having a student job at the same time can be tiring, but investing some time in planning actually saves me so much time in the long run.

3. Stick to the plan and get things done

After creating plans and diving the tasks into dozens of mini-tasks, achieving the goal

means that the mission is accomplished. For this step I advise taking out your candy emergency stocks, depending on the difficulty of the task completed. Rewards also matter!

Good luck on your future goals!

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