So I don’t know about you, but one of the most difficult things for me is to get motivated. Whether it’s studying or going to the rec center I have trouble getting myself to actually do something. I have to bribe myself with a ten minute study break or doing nothing for the rest of the day. Most of the time I end up talking myself out of it if I can put it off until the last minute.
I am a lazy person. I’m just gonna lay it on the table. It’s a habit that I’ve been trying to work on for a while with some mild success. I’ve been doing a much better job at studying this semester than last semester. I have yet to work myself up to going to the rec center, but I have been doing workouts in my dorm. Baby steps, right? The only time I am motivated is if a project or assignment has a definite deadline. Then, I’ll make a schedule in my planner of what I will do on what days. Having a to do list helps me fight off my inner sloth. However, my to do lists don’t always get done.
I tend to make excuses when I’m feeling even the slightest bit lazy. One of my most popular excuses is, “Well, my roommate isn’t studying” or “I don’t want to go alone.” I don’t know why I feel like I can’t do anything by myself but it is preventing me from doing things I really want to do. I need to break out of my comfort zone.
My current roommate is my best friend since pre-k. We’ve been through everything together and always joke that we’re the “same person”. People are always getting us confused with each other and we just kind of go with it. We decided to not room together next year in hopes to make new friends and not have to depend on each other as much as we do now. I’m sure this agreement will not ruin our BFF status but strengthen it and help us with self discovery.
What do you have trouble with? Motivation? Hygiene? Messiness? Let me know in the comments below!