In this post, I’d like to share with you 9 ways to do things you don’t want to do.
Every adult has put off a task they don’t want to do and looked for a reason to do so.
If a child doesn’t want to do something, they will just say so.
An adult, on the other hand, can come up with good reasons and explanations for putting things off.
Today, we’ll talk about how to get yourself to do things you don’t want to do, even if you have to.
First, you have to agree that the job is important and worth doing.
There is a clear result to every unpleasant task. You only need to admit it to yourself to see how important the task at hand is.
It could help someone you care about, make the world a better place, or help your company get closer to a big goal.
The good thing is that the task you don’t like in theory is rarely something worthless.
Admit that you are afraid of what you don’t know.
A lot of the time, we don’t do something because we’re afraid of failing. People make mistakes and fail, but not everyone can deal with failure.
And for now, try to face your fear, accept it, and start moving forward. It’s important to be in charge of your fear and not let it run your life.
Don’t try to be the best.
Did you know that children are less afraid than adults of making mistakes when they try something new? Why do you think that might be the case?
A child just doesn’t know what perfect looks like, so he makes up his own! As soon as you stop thinking about how society has made you look, you will be successful.
Results aren’t as important as plans.
Do what you must, because whatever is meant to happen will. With that in mind, try not to think about what will happen.
Just do something. Right now, the most important thing is to get to work and keep going in the right direction. If you do that, everything else will work out.
There are things in life besides the things we enjoy.
This is true, which is either bad or good. And there’s nothing wrong with it. In the end, it’s the bad things that make our lives so interesting.
If we only did things that were fun, they would stop being so fun after a while. Because of this, boring things make our favorite things even more fun.
Freedom is great, but not always. Setting limits for yourself will help you get through something hard and not very fun much more quickly.
When you get down to it, pay as much attention as you can, which makes it easier. Keep the internet, gadgets, TV, and other noises to a minimum.
Take it step by step.
Everyone knows how hard it is to start something new. The first step is always the hardest, especially when we’re talking about something that isn’t exactly fun or easy.
Start with a small step (like writing the first sentence of your report or article, starting to draw a sketch, or making a plan for your speech) and stop there. Now you can give yourself a pat on the back to start.
Take one more small step and stop there for a while. Soon, you’ll get used to the way things work, and you won’t want to stop until you reach the finish line.
Don’t let your mind guide you.
It’s in our nature to try to avoid doing things that are hard or boring, so our brains are always on the lookout for distractions.
When you’re doing something you’re interested in, outside noise stops being important to your brain and gets blocked.
When you need to force yourself to do something boring, you have to stop your brain from trying to get you to do something else.
Turn off the TV, put away your smartphone and tablet, and don’t check your email or social media accounts. As soon as you get used to doing the work, your brain will settle down and stop looking for ways to get out of it.
Look For Gratitude.
This task may look hard or bad, but there are a lot of good things about it. For example, if you’re doing it for work, well, you have a job!
You have enough money to buy food and a place to live! You can do this job because you can see, hear, and think.
Imagine your life without all of these things, and then try to feel bad that you have to do something so hard.
Or, you could be thankful for the chance to do good in the world, to learn from this task, get better, and be mindful while doing it.
Think about the long-term effects.
Let’s say you know you should eat better and work out more. In this case, putting things off won’t help you.
Your body will get worse the longer you wait, but you don’t know what to do when you don’t feel like doing anything.
It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone, but staying in your comfort zone often hurts you in the long run. So, the trick is to think about the long term.
When you want to learn how to do something you don’t want to do, think about how your actions (or lack of actions) today will affect you tomorrow or 10–20 years from now.
Make a schedule of the steps.
Whether you use a physical or digital calendar, take the time to write your tasks on specific days so that when you wake up and look at what you have to do that day, you will see your tasks.
If you write them down on your daily to-do list, you are more likely to get them done.
You’ll feel more motivated when you can cross something off your calendar, which may help you stay on track as you learn how to do something you don’t want to do.