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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dealing with a Lack of Motivation

In honor of our current poll I've decided to tell you what works for me when I feel less than motivated. It's not necessarily one thing that works, but there are a few things I tend to fall back on when I just can't stay awake/can't focus.

I work through it and plug along until I'm done with everything.

This obviously works if you have a deadline looming, and I have a deadline in sight. So, perhaps this is for those times when I've procrastinated to the point of no return and I have no choice but to push on through.

I grab a snack to munch on.

I fall back on this when I'm tired. I choose something small so I have to keep putting it in my mouth. Usually the break helps me wake up a little and refocus my attention back to the audio. Sometimes I put two pieces of gum in my mouth to achieve a similar effect.

I clean my house instead.

I can see several areas of my house from my desk, including my kitchen if I tilt my chair back a little bit. Sometimes it's the chaos around me that makes me feel less than relaxed when I'm trying to get some work done. If I take a moment to load the dishwasher or clean the areas in my direct line of sight I find I am more relaxed and can can concentrate better.

These are a few of the things that seem to work for me and help me stay on track during the day. Do you have anything special that works for you?