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How To Motivate Yourself To Do Things You Don’t Want To Do.

1. Make it Pleasant

If you’re going to have to do something you really don’t want to do, make it pleasant. Put on your favorite music, go sit on a park bench on a sunny day, or ply yourself with a reward afterward.

2. Break It Into Smaller Steps

Sometimes the tasks you need to accomplish seem so daunting and overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin. When this happens, you end up doing nothing and accomplishing nothing. Breaking it down into smaller tasks helps immensely.

3. Prioritize Steps

Once you have the small steps mapped out, rank them on what is most important. What is the most immediate need and the least? As obvious as it sounds, many people don’t prioritize like that.

4. Put the Steps on a Calendar

Put your tasks down on particular days so that when you get up that morning and look at what you have to do that day, you will see your tasks. When this happens, you will be more likely to accomplish them because it’s on your daily to-do list.

5. Do It First

The simplest, easiest way to do things you don’t want to do is to do them first – as in, the first thing in your day. Take the hardest, most unpleasant task you have and get it done and out of the way.

6. Pomodoros

Work for 25 minutes then take a 5-minute break. 25 minutes is really nothing if you think about it. Anyone can do almost anything for just 25 minutes, it takes most people longer than 25 minutes to eat dinner.

7. Face Your Fear

Doing things you don’t want to do isn’t always based on fear, but many of them are, ex: public speaking. Facing your fears head-on will make you a better person and can lead to personal growth. Remember, the more you do something, the easier it gets.

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