How To Get Things Done Even When You Do Not Feel Like Doing Anything16 Comments April 10, 2009 / Posted in Personal Development
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Not Getting Things Done
There are times when we will wake up feeling energetic and feel that we can complete any amount of tasks on that day but there are also times when we will wake up feeling jaded and do feel like doing anything at all.
It will be great if I can wake up every morning and feel energetic and productive but I know that it is not really possible. There will definitely be times when I feel tired and don’t feel like doing anything.
When we are caught in an unproductive state, we tend to waste most of our time doing tasks such as watching the TV, surfing the net, sleeping or playing video games. The problems arises when we did not limit the amount of time we are spending on time wasters and this cause us to indulge in those time wasters and waste our whole day away.
When we are feeling unproductive, there are several reasons for it and some of them are…
- Lack of Passion
- Just don’t feel like doing anything
How Get More Things Done Even When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything
If fatigue is the reason that is causing you to feel unproductive, I recommend that you do not fight against what your body is telling you and try to bulldoze through your work. It is better to rest your body by taking a short nap before resuming your work.
In order to prevent fatigue to hamper your productivity regularly, try to adopt a good sleeping habit and diet. Taking regular breaks will also help you to recharge your body so that you can prevent burn outs. Taking proper care of your body will enable it to function in it’s most optimal condition which will also help you to be more productive.
2. Lack of Passion
Whenever we are not passionate about our work, our productivity will definitely be affected. I got to admit that this had happened to me before. I had started a new blog that sell products on dealing with skin disorder but I am not passionate about the topic and hence I always try to put off writing articles for that blog.
When this happen to you in your respective field, you need to dig deep into yourself and try to reignite your passion again by asking yourself what is the reason that cause you to work in your field and why are you so passionate about it in the first place. More often than not, by revisiting the past memories on why you had started, you are able to gain back the passion.
However if you are not able to gain back the passion for what you are doing, this may be a time to find alternative work that you are truly interested in.
3.Do Not Feel Like Doing Anything
I believe most of us suffer from the “don’t-feel-like-doing-anything” syndrome every now and then. This syndrome cause us to indulge in time waster activities which does not require us to do anything (watching the TV). By doing nothing, we will be trapped in the unproductive state for longer hours which result in only wasting even more time.
To overcome the syndrome, start implementing the 15 minutes rule. Get off your couch and start doing something that you should be doing for just 15 minutes. The 15 minutes may be what you need to get your engine started. Whenever I use the 15 minutes rule, I find myself working longer instead due to the momentum generated by just taking action for 15 minutes.
Distractions are everywhere and they range from phone calls, emails, social media sites such as Facebook or even Twitter. When distractions regularly happen when you are working, it may be hard for you to be productive as you need to stop what you are doing in order to tend to the distractions.
Whenever you are working, eliminate distractions as much as possible. Disable your email alert, close your Twitter window or turn your phone on silent mode. By focusing 100% on your work and not getting away from your work regularly to tend to distractions, you can get more things done as a result.
If we truly want to achieve results in our life, we need to be able to take constant action which means being productive every day. There are definitely times when we feel like not doing anything but to achieve great results in your life, sometimes you need to be able to take action even when you don’t feel like doing it. So why not use the above tips and take some action now?
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**P.S** What are some ways you used to get yourself to take action even when you don’t feel like doing it? I look forward to your comments. 🙂
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