What to do When You Just Don’t Want to do It

Love those Monday mornings when I’ve made my to-do list and get cranking. I wish! Scattered, unfocused, unmotivated and distracted are more like it. How to get back on track? It’s simple - make a list. Just by making a list, you’ve accomplished something. Now run with that dopamine hit!

When you just don’t want to do it, be kind to yourself. Start small and work your way up when that’s how your day is going. With each accomplishment, you’ll be able to focus better.

My “just don’t want to do it” from this morning is writing this blog. I’ve put it off since 7am and it’s already 1:40pm. What have I accomplished in that time? A lot, actually. I’ve written and answered emails, paid bills, fielded phone calls, made a quiche, and bonded with my son. (He just found the super secret hiding spot for special occasion soda that I stashed at the beginning of the year. That’s actually a win for mom, as it was only a matter of time and it took him ten months.) But, I haven’t published a blog which was my priority for the morning. So I’m doing it now. I’m just going to do it. Here’s how:

  1. No social media, news update, emails. Stay off of anything with a feed.

  2. Break down the task into steps.