How do you find motivation to do work when you have to do something but it feels like a lazy day?

رنا حاتم N.
I think about why i do that work, if it's not necessary u won't be bothering yourself trying to do it, u can just leave it undone, but because it is ACTUALLY IMPORTANT u r thinking about how to achieve it, so u'll certainly find a convecing answer for "why am i doing this?"
And don't think about how tiring this work may be, just think about how happy u'll be when u achieve it.

Mary E.
I tell myself, the quicker I do it and complete it, I can then treat myself and have a lazy moment. Also, things that need to be done, I repeat to myself " Just do it". Then I don't have to revisit it again, it's done and I can move on then enjoy some lazy time or a fun hobby or movie at the end of my day.

Ivona Z.
If it really is a lazy or a bad day, I don't do the work. If I did it, I wouldn't give 100% in that work and it wouldn't be good as it needs to be. I'd rather stay in bed or have a rest day than do a bad work. Always make a good work schedule and then you might not have to do it last day when you are feeling lazy.

Dimitra C.
I just think , how freer i will be later , so i can have time with myself such as workout , spend time with my family etc

Jana 145 N.
Just do it without overthinking and getting overwhelmed, basically force yourself to do it , nope not gonna do anything till I finish this task and put for yourself a legit reward that will let you do that task ,hope this helps

Ktec13 W.
I like to plan my days and prioritise my main to-dos the day/night before, and it may just be me, but if I have a clear, tidy, and welcoming workspace I tend to be more motivated to do work.

Elise P.
I start with something that I like to do to feel more energized and then find motivation to do my work. And give myself a reward after finishing it

Jamie P.
I think about how I will regret laying in bed for so long, or not being productive in the morning, because at the end of the day, i will look back and think “oh no; i didn’t do this” and i usually like to watch a motivation video that tells me to get up and spend the day right or just a reminder.

Est Ban Y.
I try and remind myself of the benefits the task will have on me and how once I’ve done it I can do something else I enjoy. I try and find something that will motivate me to do the task before all my motivation is lost. An example is I struggle with finding the motivation to do school work but I know if I work hard there will be positive outcomes at the end of it like good grades and eventually a good job.

Raluca Z.
I normally do the stuff that comes to my mind.Once Ive finished doing so,then I can finally focus on the task i need to focus on.

Anica E.
Start from the easiest tasks, think about the consequences of not doing what I'm supposed to, drink coffee to increase my energy level

Solano Q.
I listen to “Arrival of the Birds” it really puts you in the mood to get on with your life and not waste it away… listening to any music that makes you happy is a good way to boost your motivation… even on your lowest day you’ll always find a way to make it back to the top

Jeeya C.
If I get up and feel lazy, I go on my phone turn on some music. Music gets me in the mood of doing things. That’s how u get so much work done on a Sunday.

Nevenka T.
Some stretching or good music may help. Find music that lifts you up and makes you dance, but also make sure to properly organize your work if you have to do something.

Cynthia N.
Change your mindset. Decide you will be motivated today. Try affirmations. I am motivated. I am determined. I am successful. I am driven. Take a cold shower to wake you up. Or coffee. Do some yoga, meditation or breathwork to get your energies flowing. Try to just set small attainable goals so you feel like you at least did something for the day

Bella F.
I always try to drink a glass of water and get some fresh air. Just go outside for a minute or two, even if it is freezing, then only a few seconds is enough to freshen you up!

Kora P.
I usually don’t, it is something I find myself constantly needing to work on. I feel lately I am being lazy rather than productive which is not great with my exams coming up but luckily I am presented with nothing but time again home now and opportunities to work so I will work on one small not too readily needed rather enjoyable piece of work then check that off my to do list before doing one big important possibly boring thing right away in the morning when I feel most productive. I will also make sure I eat and exercise well and enough. I will do this everyday for 66 days until a habit has formed and will use self discipline to power through when I don’t feel like it because I have a good reason to get things done that I can look back on.

Cintamani X.
I recognise that I might not be able to do whatever my goal is, and leave it for the next day, if I can; if I can't I chip away at it by doing little bits at a time, that way even if I don't end up completing it, it's at least partially completed.

Vanessa R.
I start by giving me a reward ( like an episode of a series) that i’ll get after finishing working then i start doing something that I don’t really like while listening to something relaxing to keep me going

Juu A.
The first way is think about many things that I should do and bad things if I don't do.If it can't help, reading books or watching drama about people who try hard and succeed.If it can't help, I uninstalled application that makes me lazy.(eg; Facebook

Joy F.
Great question. I try to make it fun. If it's active, like an errand or a chore, I throw on some music and try to push thru! If it's more cerebral, like homework, something for my job, or even a hobby, I try to set myself a timer. Do the thing, give it five minutes, then give myself a smile and a good job and add more time… before I realize it, I've forgotten about setting the timer and I am just interested in completing the task! Push thru, you've got this!

Brianna Z.
I put my favourite music, grab some tasty snacks , light some candles and put a TIMER .You don't have to work for hours on your task, when you are not in the mood, even if it's needed. Try to concentrate even for 20 minutes .Some is better than none. Baby steps !!!( So u don't have to deal with the chaos later)

Raluca Z.
Think about the reward. Divide the task in small fractions and focus on one little activity at a time. It's easier to do something simple and quick. Then, before you realize, you'll already be halfway through the main task, so it will not longer be a lazy day and you'll be motivated.

Hector S.
I have a meeting every morning so I have to get up. And if I have a lazy moment through out the day I will listen to music or watch a short video or talk to a collegue (small break) and then continue to work.

V Nia Z.
I think about my goal . When I'm lazy just I talk to my self . if you do your work ,you will can't finish things in your life

Ryan C.
Either talk myself into doing it, psyching myself up and forcing myself to sit and focus because it is important. Or I promise myself a reward if I do it, and deny that thing if I don't.

Marilee Z.
I try to focus on what’s most important and most immediate and to not ask too much of myself at one time if I can just get started it all flows a lot better I just have to be very careful not to overburden myself and overwhelm myselfAny but I like the hydration one it is a place to start.

Stephen F.
List all the tasks you have to accomplish and start with the easiest task, finishing that will give you a sense of accomplishment which will give you the fuel to tackle the big ones

Alexandra L.
I usually write my daily to do list and tackle the hardest thing first. But I set a specific timer on like 1 hour and just do it for that long. By the end of the hour I usually am in the zone so I keep going. The more I finish, the more I’m motivated to finish my other tasks. After a while, when I feel like I’ve accomplished something, I’ll take a self care break.

Anica E.
I struggle with finding motivation in myself so when my boyfriend starts going I use that as my motivation until I can get the motivation from within.

Tilly R.
I pick something smaller, but on the same topic of something I am working on, and I do that. It helps me feel accomplished so im not in a slump the next day for being lazy

Anica E.
I try to enjoy the work as much as possible. I set up my desk with a candle and fairy lights and make myself a coat drink. This gets me in the mood to work and be productive in a healthy way without stress or dreading doing the work

Marit I.
think about how you'll feel after you've done this thing you need to do. You will feel good about your self, maybe proud. You will feel better and this action can maybe break your lazy day and turn it into a productive day even though you did only one thing.

Anica E.
Reprogram your subconscious mind by saying repeadtedly that i am going to wake up at 6am before sleeping. You will wake up without any alarm because subconscious never sleeps .

Anica E.
Thinking about the deadline. Thinking that i will be relieved once it's done. Thinking about enjoyment when i cross it off my to do list. Thinking about my motives, why i should do that thing, why it is good/important to me

Anica E.
Just set a timer and work for an hour see how much you have done and then have a rest sometimes this can motivate you in to finishing you're working

Nevaeh F.
I just do it. You are going to have more days like this anyway so just do it. Getting used to these things is a big part of life.

Anica E.
In lazy days I hate to work or working with min energy and try not to push on my self as sometimes we need to take a break to can move on later as we are human being but if it's necessary so I set a time to finish it and tell my self that I will get free time for my self if i could finish my work or I will buy something new to motivate

Dwight P.
I usually would start by reading or clean my room or something like that to get you more productive. Id then start with small things for work. That would motivate me a little to start doing work and gradually increase to doing more longer work. I understand me. 🙂

H Rman P.
Well, I guess I would just force myself to complete my works but not doing them with the mindset that I should do perfectly. I would tell myself that to perfect those works, just choose another day when you feel energetic enough to do so.

Hannah F.
Wow it sounds like you have my exact same struggle. I’m a night owl and it’s hard to get up early, but once I wake up late it feels like I already wasted the day and I end up giving up on any motivation. The best thing I found I can do for myself is to establish a sleep schedule where I get enough sleep but also where I can wake up earlier. 10:30 bed and 6:30 wake is my ideal sleep and wake times for starting a successfully motivated day. Hope this helps & good luck!!

Elise F.
I have a hard time but I can overcome when I realize that many problems in life have been overcome and one of the problems has been my laziness and I think that little by little I have overcome it

Tommy W.
First I think, would I let my annoying fictional middle school sibling skip today? Probably not. If that doesn't work, I think of my future and how amazing and easy it will be in college to have great work ethic. I will have a routine already set up, unlike other freshmen who are just figuring it out. Then I'll have more time for video games and clubs!