Monday, 27 May 2013

Distraction helps to motivate me!

So I'm working on a new theory...

Distraction helps to motivate! I'm sure this is true, because when I have tons of people to see and lots of places to go, I still manage to finish reports and work. Its only when I have so much free time that I face the procrastinitis thing. Its just taking me a while to figure out which distraction will motivate me...

I tried reading, watching films, playing games, lying on the floor staring at the ceiling, napping. None of those worked! Which in hindsight is pretty obvious -.- But when you have work to do, all of those things seem justifiable; a nap will reenergise you for work and a short relaxing break will prepare you for stressful work! Lying on the floor? Well that was just in the hopes of an epiphany were I can invent something amazing and never have to finish this report ^_^;

But yes! I found that exercise is amazingly good for motivation! I decided that since its been so many weeks since i've ran I better start with something light: badminton. The easiest thing ever, you just hit a slow moving object around and it sorta counts as exercise : D at least enough to gear me up to be productive. Turns out I'm pretty good at it, and I've won quite a few games. The only thing is, I've got it in my head that I'm some all-star badminton player who NEEDS to be in the next olympics so we can get gold, and that I look so awesome scoring.

...When really I'm just kinda waving my racket without any purpose around and something eventually happens. Still, it deffo beats the look of dismay and exhaustion i have when I'm running.