Ever happened to you that there was so much you wanted and had to do and at the end of the day you just simply ended up doing absolutly nothing ? Like I’m talking about my own experience , right now there is so much stuff I should be doing , study for literature exam , study for history exam , study for english and german language certificate etc … some needs to be done for the next week some only for 2 months later but still . I’m trying to make a plan how to get myself motivated or something , or make a mindset that will help me getting stuff done … Anyone else experienced this ? or any ideas ?
ps ( sorry if you have a hard time reading through this , I’m not fluent in english , but I’m trying my best )
krisz, your english is pretty good..I think you should find some outdoor activities that you enjoy. I think you should take a walk with nature and appreciate its creatures and how they are like us and how they are diffrent..and how we complicate our lives with unnecessary bullshit..
Great advice, Mario. Love that last line lol it’s so true. Sometimes I just look around at people, the things they consider important and what they let upset them, and I think about how ridiculous it is when you REALLY think about it.
krisz – Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I often find myself wondering where the whole day went and think about how I didn’t really accomplish anything all day. Honestly, I think the first step is getting away from the computer. I know in my case, I’ll end up getting caught up in conversations, and the time just flies and next thing I know, the whole day is gone. It kinda bugs me, but I just went through a long period where I lost contact with a lot of people, so in a way it’s good for me at the moment, since I don’t really have any deadlines to worry about or anything. I think what Mario said is good advice, maybe you should try that. Or even if you can’t walk around in nature, just try going for a walk around the block or something. Observe people, and think about how busy they all appear to be. Try to let yourself feel their busy energy, and let it build up in you. Perhaps it will make you feel a bit more motivated. You could also try exercising a little. That’s a great way to boost some energy. Even if it’s just running in place for a minute. Or! Spin around in circles and make yourself dizzy, to give yourself a different feeling than what you’ve been experiencing. Even if it doesn’t help you get motivated, it might be kinda fun haha.
environment plays a large role in how much I get done. I want to be able to get work done at home in my room. I really do but I live with 7 other guys and my brain is just used to not doing work when I’m at home. When I head to the library however I have the getting shit done mindset. I’m also in an environment where others are working so it’s more motivation for me to work versus me sitting in my room alone.
I struggle with the same problem, it’s not that I don’t do anything at all but I just do other things that are important instead of the things that need to be done right now. Procrastination or something isn’t it? Meditation gets me focused and motivated, lists make me feel better when I finish it, but most of the time it’s still not enough. Its getting better slowly tho, you just need to do it without getting distracted.
Here’s a good article on procrastination I bookmarked a while back that may help you.
Definetely get excersise before you study. I find myself almost useless all day unless I get some excersise first; preferably outdoors. I like skateboarding, maybe you’ll like running, jumping jacks, Yoga; I don’t know. But getting active seems to motivate me a ton.
Oh, and your English is excellent for someone who considers themself “not fluent”. I couldn’t tell that you weren’t a native English speaker. Of course there were a couple grammar mistakes, but no less than I make in a day and I’m gonna major in English in college haha.
thanks a lot guys
here is what I started doing : started writing a journal ( not really for this purpose but ended up as good as the other stuff you told me ) and making lists , looks like it’s going pretty well , but there are days like todays , when I could hardly even bother get the books out of my bag and put in the ones needed for tomorrow … so tired , so not up to stuff … oh and I started to my days , yesterday was rated pretty good but today was a complete failure haha