How to persue yourself to do something more important?

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Hello,
I am new here, I do not know if this is right place to get answers for problems, but I will try.
Recently I caught myself that I can not persue myself to do something more than sitting in home, watching netflix, in short - procrasting in all ways. In the past I found myself that I was very active person, I worked besides my studies, involved myself in various activities, was doing volunteer work, worked-out from time to time, was reading books (especially inspirational or motivational books) and other things that were important to me.
In recent months, I have not been able to force myself to do something more important than watching Netflix, playing console and other procrasting activities. This pandemic time is very good for self-improvement but on the contrary, I am degrading myself. I do not seek answers why this happens to me, but I would like to know how is possible to get out from that loop?
This is not appropriate time to wasting my time, because I am senior year student and I have to do final assignment to get degree, but I can not persue myself to do important things.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Originally Posted by daredevil007 View Post

    Hello,
    I am new here, I do not know if this is right place to get answers for problems, but I will try.
    Recently I caught myself that I can not persue myself to do something more than sitting in home, watching netflix, in short - procrasting in all ways. In the past I found myself that I was very active person, I worked besides my studies, involved myself in various activities, was doing volunteer work, worked-out from time to time, was reading books (especially inspirational or motivational books) and other things that were important to me.
    In recent months, I have not been able to force myself to do something more important than watching Netflix, playing console and other procrasting activities. This pandemic time is very good for self-improvement but on the contrary, I am degrading myself. I do not seek answers why this happens to me, but I would like to know how is possible to get out from that loop?
    This is not appropriate time to wasting my time, because I am senior year student and I have to do final assignment to get degree, but I can not persue myself to do important things.
    Hello, mate

    I totally understand you and your issue, I was also in your shoes and feel the same.
    I have written a short article about your issue and how to solve it and hopefully, it can help you.

    https://www.warriorforum.com/mind-wa...-you-want.html
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  • Profile picture of the author athomegrind
    I think developing self-discipline is very important for anyone who wants to achieve great things. I definitely understand what it's like to procrastinate (I used to do it a lot).

    Half the battle is convincing yourself that you can do something. If you have self-belief then you can pretty much conquer anything, in my opinion.

    A good way to motivate yourself is by setting goals. For example, challenge yourself to run a mile every day. If you hit this goal then you can reward yourself by watching half an hour of netflix afterwards.

    Here's another tip. Find something that you enjoy doing and then work hard at it. If you have a passion for a particular subject then you are more likely to stick at it.

    It's good that you are reading books. I tend to read a lot of non-fiction so that I can learn new skills. Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    You are experiencing GROUND HOG DAY effect, from the movie with Bill Murray, where he lived the same day over and over again.

    You are not alone. First thing to DO, check your email. Are you getting more? I've noticed a dramatic increase in my email. Mostly spam. Or gurus.

    Have you signed up for anything and get daily or weekly emails from them?

    See, these guru guys are MOTIVATED, to get out of bed and send you email,

    BECAUSE

    they have a good REASON to do so. Mostly, a monetary one.

    So, how do you create a reason to get going and be productive? I'll give you a couple of ideas. The first one is to spend some money...which is like WTF?? but bear with me.

    Search Amazon or Google for MMFB Arts and Crafts, then whiteboards. For aboiut 15 bux you can buy a roll of stick on the wall DRY ERASE board material, and it comes with four markers. I cut it in half, and have a wall (White Board) of about 3.5 feet by 3'

    OK. This is your TO DO, or goal board, dream board, future wall of success...whatever you want to call it. It will be the last thing you look at before bed time, and the first thing you see when you wake up.

    But if it remains blank, you'll get nothing out of it. You want to start immediately writing on it, and don't forget, you can easily wipe it clean, but put something, anything on it, a goal for a year from now, in dollars, like 40K dollars from IM.

    Or maybe 10 pushups today. It doesn't matter in the start, but WRITE something down where you can SEE it, staring at you day after day.

    What do you want? WRITE some goals, some dreams, some desires...knowing today could be very much like yesterday, be like Bill Murray (make watching the movie GROUNDHOG DAY one of the TO DO lists) and every day add something new to your day. Use the REPETITION to improve yourself.

    Now you don't have to use your wall, but if you do, and you see this GIANT white board every day, and you write on it, then also have the achiever's helpers written on it, maybe across the top. Who, what, why, when and how??

    Ask yourself what will be doing, why, for what reason. REASON. It is where you want to get to, to have a reason to get out of bed and get going.

    Similar activities can be done with to do lists, or using timers to do things for short periods of time, but if you stick it in your face, BIG LETTERS, every day, then maybe it will be enough for you to get your life rolling again.

    It could be the best 15 dollars you ever spend in your life, and you'll have something to do too, first put it on the wall, second write on it. THEN, go from there.

    GordonJ


    Originally Posted by daredevil007 View Post

    Hello,
    I am new here, I do not know if this is right place to get answers for problems, but I will try.
    Recently I caught myself that I can not persue myself to do something more than sitting in home, watching netflix, in short - procrasting in all ways. In the past I found myself that I was very active person, I worked besides my studies, involved myself in various activities, was doing volunteer work, worked-out from time to time, was reading books (especially inspirational or motivational books) and other things that were important to me.
    In recent months, I have not been able to force myself to do something more important than watching Netflix, playing console and other procrasting activities. This pandemic time is very good for self-improvement but on the contrary, I am degrading myself. I do not seek answers why this happens to me, but I would like to know how is possible to get out from that loop?
    This is not appropriate time to wasting my time, because I am senior year student and I have to do final assignment to get degree, but I can not persue myself to do important things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      You are experiencing GROUND HOG DAY effect, from the movie with Bill Murray, where he lived the same day over and over again.

      You are not alone. First thing to DO, check your email. Are you getting more? I've noticed a dramatic increase in my email. Mostly spam. Or gurus.

      Have you signed up for anything and get daily or weekly emails from them?

      See, these guru guys are MOTIVATED, to get out of bed and send you email,

      BECAUSE

      they have a good REASON to do so. Mostly, a monetary one.

      So, how do you create a reason to get going and be productive? I'll give you a couple of ideas. The first one is to spend some money...which is like WTF?? but bear with me.

      Search Amazon or Google for MMFB Arts and Crafts, then whiteboards. For aboiut 15 bux you can buy a roll of stick on the wall DRY ERASE board material, and it comes with four markers. I cut it in half, and have a wall (White Board) of about 3.5 feet by 3'

      OK. This is your TO DO, or goal board, dream board, future wall of success...whatever you want to call it. It will be the last thing you look at before bed time, and the first thing you see when you wake up.

      But if it remains blank, you'll get nothing out of it. You want to start immediately writing on it, and don't forget, you can easily wipe it clean, but put something, anything on it, a goal for a year from now, in dollars, like 40K dollars from IM.

      Or maybe 10 pushups today. It doesn't matter in the start, but WRITE something down where you can SEE it, staring at you day after day.

      What do you want? WRITE some goals, some dreams, some desires...knowing today could be very much like yesterday, be like Bill Murray (make watching the movie GROUNDHOG DAY one of the TO DO lists) and every day add something new to your day. Use the REPETITION to improve yourself.

      Now you don't have to use your wall, but if you do, and you see this GIANT white board every day, and you write on it, then also have the achiever's helpers written on it, maybe across the top. Who, what, why, when and how??

      Ask yourself what will be doing, why, for what reason. REASON. It is where you want to get to, to have a reason to get out of bed and get going.

      Similar activities can be done with to do lists, or using timers to do things for short periods of time, but if you stick it in your face, BIG LETTERS, every day, then maybe it will be enough for you to get your life rolling again.

      It could be the best 15 dollars you ever spend in your life, and you'll have something to do too, first put it on the wall, second write on it. THEN, go from there.

      GordonJ

      Gold!

      I would just add to get in your head and hack it. Get some Anthony Robbins stuff if you have to. But you have to know how to get yourself fired up on achieving what you really want and focus on the end game how you would feel once you are there and what can you do today to take one step in that direction.

      All that procraststuff is your nemesis in a video game.....defeat it.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    posting on the mind warrior forum on how to solve procrastination is procrastinating


    reading bricks about motivating yourself to stop procrastinating is major procrastation
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