reply to post by Toughiv
Welcome to ATS
I feel you I too ride the Motivation/Procrastination seesaw. (Regularly – sadly)Sometimes I miss being a kid when I was just on autopilot..
Your Life is not about anyone else but you and what you do and how you feel about what you do and say etc is what counts here.
Pick a perception, one that works for you. A positive view obviously. Love yourself enough to make ‘standards’ that you live by and do as part of
your culture. Its not about the end reward, its about how you value yourself.
What works for me is reminding myself of my integrity, what integrity means to me and then the discipline kicks in… not always on the first reminder
I am only human!!
I use this one word, Integrity, to motivate myself to be honourable to myself and do what I have to do to the standard I
expect from myself especially if id rather not do whatever it is I’m going to do.
I say to myself, right I can look at this a number of ways, which is going to be the one that works for me positively. EG Say I have a metric fudge
tonne of boring housework to do….I look at it like this - I don’t want to let myself down, I don’t want to cause myself to feel guilt or
negative things about my own actions… its not very true to myself is it? I either justify my not doing said task because it can be justified without
negative repercussions or I do said task because it actually gives me more ‘energy’ to do the ‘right’ thing for myself. I don’t turn off
just because no one is looking.
After a while of not doing the righty by yourself, the trust and respect you have for yourself can be damaged and you can start to become lax about
‘life in general’ so to speak, your standards drop, your care factor goes below zero and things become sloppy. Its important to value yourself,
have a level of inner honour, respect, loyalty, integrity, benevolence, truth, justice for yourself.
I hope this is helpful, in anyway to you. I totally understand where you are coming and wish you all the best.
Have the best day