Whenever tax season rolls around, many of us feel a wave of anxiety followed by a fit of procrastination!
How to Increase Motivation to do the Things You Don’t Want to do!
Life is full of doing stuff we don’t want to do: dishes, taxes, paperwork, laundry… Who wants to do those things?
It’s easy to get stuck waiting for motivation to strike us, like a muse or bolt of lightening. It’s easy to decide to wait until you feel like doing it…but *feel like* rarely comes!
How can you increase motivation to do all that stuff you don’t want to do? Here are 3 things to try:
Examine the secret lie:
We all have lies we subconsciously tell ourselves. We don’t necessarily know that the lies are there, but they are, running like a computer in the back of your brain. These lies can run our lives:
I can’t do anything I don’t want to do.
If I don’t feel like it, I can’t do it.
Correct the lie with a do-able truth:
I don’t want to do this, but I can, and I’ll feel better when it’s done. So I’ll get started now.
Face with overwhelm and write out a task list:
It’s hard to get started if you feel overwhelmed. Make a task list. Tell yourself a positive truth about it. Then write out the steps you’re going to take to conquer the most important task on that list. Now get started and cross off each step as you get it done.
Lack of motivation isn’t really a thing most of the time. It’s just our subconscious lies or feeling overwhelmed. Do your self-talk and chunk out your tasks. You’ll soon find that being unmotivated has nothing to do with you!
Bonus way to INCREASE motivation: Get coaching. Life or Career Coaching can be a powerful way to help you accomplish your unwanted tasks in life…and help you build your confidence so you accomplish all the WANTED tasks, too! Schedule an appointment! You’ll be surprised how great you feel when you are in sync with your own motivation!
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