The problem of having to do something you don’t want to do

I’m usually good at answering my own questions or at least come to reasonable solutions, but here I’m stumbling. Of course the ultimate solution would be to somehow avoid doing what you don’t want to do, but that can’t be done without knowing the particular task so one can circumvent it or change it.

I’ve been thinking it might be a state issue; sometimes you’re in a working mood and sometimes you’re not. Like here the other day I had a hangover and the last thing I wanted to do was do something productive. Also one might suffer from lack of energy or oxygen or whatever so your body or mind is “under par”.

Of course one could also say get a grip and just do it, but that is the wrong approach when the goal is maximum enjoyment – without losing productivity and value.

Unfortunately I guess some things just have to get done.

There’s many reasons to why one don’t want to do particular tasks, maybe they’re boring, useless (in your eyes), time-consuming, physically heavy and so on. Our goal is to make these sort of tasks exciting, motivating to do, rewarding etc. Unfortunately this is impossible for all tasks, so here’s some pointers:

A) got a shitty job? Consider finding a new one
B) got so many tasks at work you don’t know where to begin AND you can’t quit your job, I feel with you man. You got so many cool ideas but you’re drowned in other boring prioritised work. I don’t know where I’m going with this one – it’s mostly a rant. See point A

This entry was posted in Life / Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.