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Mondays with Marnie | I Don't Want To!


Mondays with Marnie | I Don't Want To!

I Don’t Want To!

It is easy to do the things that we want to do. Sometimes it’s necessary to do things that we don’t want to do. I used to cry and tell my dad that I didn’t want to do the dishes, clean my room, etc. I’ll never forget his response to one of my “I don’t want to” answers to doing a chore. 

Dad: “Marnie, go do the dishes.”

Me: “I don’t want to!”

Dad: “That is perfectly fine. You don’t have to want to do it BUT you do have to do it.”

Now, when I don’t want to do something that needs to be done, I remind myself that I don’t have to want to do it, I just need to do it. Separating how I feel about doing a dreaded task helps me get started and spares me the time of wishing it away. Here are a few tips that I found online for how to motivate yourself to do something you don’t want to do.

1. Face Your Fear

2. Think of the Long Term Effects

3. Consider Others

4. Break It Into Smaller Steps

5. Don’t Do It All at Once

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