Have you ever found yourself VERY productive at whatever you’re doing that you just hate for anyone to interrupt you. Okay, have you ever felt like you’ve wasted your time watching TV or playing video games when you know you should be doing something important? The trick here is to gain momentum in your activity. Once momentum is established, fluidity will follow.
- Write down a simple to-do list daily (don’t over do it)
- No matter how inconvenient a task is, at least start it
- Repetition, whether conscious or unconscious eventually develops into habit
- Start with the small stuff first and build momentum
- Lack of motivation doesn’t mean disinterest, it means momentary disinterest
- Motivation and interested can sway spontaneously. Actively monitor this
Think of it like rolling a big 500lbs wheel down a straight road. The wheel is hard to push, but once it gets rolling, it’s easy to maintain. habits are the same. If you work, you’re rolling the wheel forward and it’s easy to keep it rolling. When you slack off, the wheel starts rolling backwards. To get it rolling forward again, there’s going to be a struggle! You have to stop it and struggle getting it to roll in the other direction. That struggle is inevitable when it comes to breaking and forming habits.
Every night before bed, try making a little “to-do” list of things that need to get done the following day. Don’t make the list too difficult. Add a few simple things just to start you off. Over time, you can make the list as intense as you can handle. If it’s too strict, you will probably stop following it, so don’t over do it. Anytime you find yourself slacking, remember that there’s going to be pain in getting back where you were. You have to suck it up and deal with it! It’s definitely okay to take a break here and there to reward yourself, Take a deep breath and a step forward my friend!