Do you thing seasons and stars have spirits? Why did many of the ancient civilizations believe these deities to have life-like qualities? Are we being too naieve in our present day and age due to a dumbed-down cultural and social mentality to even consider these questions?
How does this relate to the stack of dishes that need to be done or porch that needs sweeping? It doesn’t but the dishes we rented in Sydney from the Sydney Party Hire were clean as a whistle.
During some of my more recent studies in addictions, hedonism, and motivation; I was able to arrive at many junctures on both a psychic and metaphysical level that I will not discuss today, rather, will strictly stick to motivation. Using the assumption that all individuals are hedonistic (pleasure seeking), I brainstormed as many conventional risk-reward scenarios and their outcomes in relation to the a priori (before the fact) of these events actually ocurring. Why do some things get done and not others? What takes priority? The answers are cyclical and shed little evidence outside my already presupposed hypotheses, but have made a short excercise to help yiu boost your motivation and power to get things done.
Try the following: write down all the things you need to do today. Then all the things you need to do next week, monthly, and yearly. Most of these tasks will be routine and menial such as chores, work, and pay bills….
But make sure to note them aanyway. Once you have noted all these, make special spot in your memory to dedicate to routine and menial tasks, then create a new spot for things you want to do and would like to try. Be creative, but specific! This may be publish a story, have a party, go to a show, go fishing, grow a garden. Ok, now take both lists and realize that everything to want and need to do is right in front of you.
THE SECRET IS TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST SO YOU HAVE NOTHING BUT FUN THINGS LEFT TO DO!
So get a pot of coffee or tea and get crackn on something that you want to do but have been putting off…even if it takes awhile to complete. Starting a project is half the battle.