Have you ever experienced having the need to study for tomorrow’s exam, but didn’t feel like studying? Or needing to wash the dishes or do some chores, but your mind says you don’t want to?
Someone once said, the reason why these things happen to us is that our mind simply doesn’t want to. That is a mental issue; “Having reached our limit” and “having gone beyond our limit” can be considered as reasons as well.
For example, although we know in ourselves that we need to study, feeling that it’s way beyond our limit, or the subjects are too difficult for us, we’d start developing feelings of wanting to procrastinate.
Well, how can we get ourselves to do those things that our mind doesn’t want to do and how to make ourselves feel motivated again?
The simple answer is to try to do a quick task that can clear our mind. Maybe our mind is too preoccupied with so many things, so doing some small tasks can offload our mind and bring back the motivation we need to do the things we’re supposed to do.
It is really best to try to find ways to declutter our minds and organize our thoughts and workspaces.
Here, if in spite of the things we do to keep going; whether to do something to refresh ourselves or do something good for a quick sense of accomplishment, we still can’t regain our motivation, we may need to try another method.
The bottom-line is, that no matter how unmotivated we feel towards the tasks we need to complete, we have to start doing them little by little without entertaining our depressed feelings.
Always remind ourselves that “Many a little makes a mickle（Japanese: 塵も積もれば山となる）.” Many a little, makes a breakthrough.
Small things add up to a big difference.