Do you ever feel like you just do not want to do something? Not just the I’m tired and don’t feel like it but the I don’t feel this is right for me or this does not bring me joy feeling.
If you are just doing something because it’s what other people are doing or what you feel they expect from you but you are miserable then I’m giving you permission right now to stop doing it. Life is too short to spend on things that make you unhappy. Here are a few of my tips to help when you don’t want to do something.
Ask yourself why you are doing it
Why do you feel the need to be involved in this thing. Is it because other people are relying on you or because you have just always done it? Maybe it’s because it makes you happy to see the outcome. Dig deep down and decide why you want or don’t want to do this thing.
Ask yourself what is the worst thing that could happen if I don’t do this
Ask yourself what is going to happen if this does not get done or if this does not get done by you. Go to worse case scenario, it might not be as bad as you think it will be. Maybe you can pass it off to someone else or get help. Trust me the world will not end if you say no to something.
Ask yourself what is the best thing that could happen if I did this
Maybe turn your view around and say what could I gain from doing this thing even though I really don’t want to. Sometimes just looking at something differently can really change your mind about it.
Unfortunately sometimes you just have to suck it up
Sometimes you have to do something no matter how much you don’t want to. I don’t want to go to work everyday but I need money to live in my house and feed my children so I do it. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and get it done and focus on the outcome not the actual event.
Sometimes we feel better prepare for things we don’t want to do when we have an actual plan and thought process.