Lack of Motivation

Sometimes you may feel demotivated, unwilling to set about working or going on with your studies. Everything seems to be useless, you feel that whatever you do, it won’t change anything.

In other words, you just cannot do anything because you don’t feel like doing something. It may happen due to a number of reasons:

  • A succession of academic failures that break down your self-confidence.
  • Personal problems.
  • Problems with your health.
  • Topic you should write on is mind-bogglingly boring or simply outside the sphere of your interests.

But whatever it is, the result is one and the same – you don’t want to go on working.

However, there is no need to worry – you are not the first or the last one to pass through such a condition, and people have been dealing with this problem long before you were born and some of them were and are successful in it.

  • First of all, if you don’t feel like working, maybe you shouldn’t? We don’t mean that you should give up the task if it seems to be difficult to take on; but maybe you are tired? Or have been thinking or doing one and the same thing for too long a period of time? The best cure in this case is to take a break. Either deal with other assignments, or simply have some rest and don’t think about this one.
  • This method, however, works (and works surprisingly well) only in the case you have a reasonable amount of time before the deadline. If there is no time, some other methods should be used. Try persuading yourself that you have motivation – after all, your mark or even more may depend on this work.
  • If it is not enough, create an artificial motivation – promise yourself a reward for doing the task on time – it doesn’t matter how big it is, just something you like.
  • Break up your task into a number of smaller ones in order to feel accomplishment when you finish any of them.

As you may see, lack of motivation is more of your inner, psychological problem, than something that exists in reality. Once you change your point of view, the thing you look at changes as well.

Create motivation for yourself, or simply rest if you are tired. You are the only master of your own thoughts.

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