So a few days ago, I got really demotivated.
I woke up that morning knowing I have a whole lot of stuff to do. Though I knew there’s a lot of work, I was actually looking forward to doing it because it’s the kind of work I sincerely like doing.
I first had to run some errands and got to doing the work only in the afternoon. Just as I was about to start working, I realised I just can’t be bothered. You see, this work is the kind of work I do for myself – I am my own boss at this job, there’s nobody watching over my shoulder. Nothing disastrous is going to happen if I simply slack off (nothing good either, of course).
If you have tasks that only you hold yourself accountable for, it’s easy to give in to the temptation to do nothing.
So that day, instead of doing everything I had planned, I just wasted several hours browsing random stuff on the web. Several hours that did not produce anything, did not make me a better person, and didn’t even provide me with much entertainment or relaxation. Complete waste.
That got me thinking: why did I lose motivation like that? It wasn’t the first time this had happened. Does this occur randomly? Or could there be a pattern to all the times that I lack motivation to do what I should be doing?