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asavvysage

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How do I motivate myself to do things? Even if it's something I want to do, I really struggle to find the motivation to get up and do it

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    • KelseyBanks

      695d

      @spaghetti_man right??? I have a "get shit done" playlist on my phone with lots of motivation screaming headbanging music 😆

    • DollyAnn

      695d

      I feel that way alot

    • ihaveacatnamedgator

      695d

      I do 2 things that have seemed to helped so far. 1.) I try to simplify the task as much as possible, I tend to overcomplicate things a lot so making it smaller in my head is suppperrr helpful sometimes. 2.) I saw someone else mention doing a smaller task first until they get bored of it and move onto the other and I second that. I find that if I can do one small thing it usually gives me enough motivation to do more. I've heard with ADHD we tend to struggle with initiating tasks and when you pair that with the dopamine rush you get from doing good things for yourself it's a pretty good combination :)

      • asavvysage

        695d

        @ihaveacatnamedgator Initiating the task is always the hardest part for me. I tend to overthink things as well, so I'll try to simplify what I want to do and start off with small steps to reach what I want to. Thank you for the suggestions! :)

    • KelseyBanks

      695d

      New music to blast while accomplishing the task

      • asavvysage

        695d

        @KelseyBanks I'll have to use that more often! I definitely have some jams that could help

      • spaghetti_man

        695d

        @KelseyBanks or even old favorites to jam out to makes everything better lol

        • KelseyBanks

          695d

          @spaghetti_man right??? I have a "get shit done" playlist on my phone with lots of motivation screaming headbanging music 😆

    • spaghetti_man

      695d

      I don't know how many other people actually do this, but I tend to do other, small things first, and eventually I'll get bored of that thing and move on to the next.

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