How To Do Something You Don’t Want To Do: 16 Quick Tips

This new article will show you everything you need to know about how to do something you don’t want to do.

We all have to deal with things we don’t like in life, no matter how big or small. You may be facing a difficult college exam, a driving test, or a trip with someone you don’t like.

We may not be able to control external things in many situations, but we can certainly make the process less stressful.

How To Do Something You Don’t Want To Do:

1. Understand the nature of the task at hand.

Often, what we perceive as a big challenge turns out to be a small one. You may think there is too much to study for exams, but there is actually still time to have fun.

Write down what you need to accomplish, talk to others who have already done it, and assess the difficulty.

2. Make a list of things you don’t like.

Some things are inherently unattractive, but in some circumstances, we just don’t want to do something for whatever reason.

I know someone who despised traveling on school trips because he was homesick, but had no qualms about staying overnight with buddies. The difference was simply that he connected one with “school” and the other with “friends”.

His fears disappeared when he realized that school trips were no worse than sleepovers with friends, and he ended up liking them.

3. Plan ahead of time.

Plan ahead and prepare once you have determined what you need to accomplish. When it comes to school exams, set yourself a schedule; when it comes to vacation worries, think about how to make them more enjoyable.

Make sure you are organized and emotionally prepared for what you will be doing; you will be less worried when you arrive.

4. Try to have fun with it.

Even the most mundane tasks can become fun if you have a good attitude and an open mind.

Studying for an exam, for example, can be an opportunity to spend time with friends if you prepare together; be aware that what you learn will make you a more educated person; find ways to make a boring subject fascinating by using fun mnemonics or background stories.

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5. Decide what you want to accomplish.

We all have to go through difficult times in life, but our greatest pleasures often come from our deepest sorrows.

Think about the sense of accomplishment you will have after doing an activity, then do what you will do next, and use that as motivation to keep going. If there is no overall accomplishment under certain circumstances, try to imagine the positive things that will happen after the activity.

6. Don’t judge yourself too harshly.

Don’t be too hard on yourself for how you handle a situation.

Give yourself a break for any shortcomings if you are doing your best-after all, we are only human. Of course, try to evaluate what you can improve, but setting unrealistically high expectations for yourself can be counterproductive.

Perfectionist expectations (1) will make you feel worse when something goes wrong.

7. Give yourself a treat.

Give yourself rewards whenever you can-buy the occasional candy, watch a humorous movie, do anything you enjoy. Maybe you can save specific activities you like to do in your normal life for occasions like this, making them even more memorable.

8. Spend quality time with family and/or friends.

There is nothing like having a supportive family or group of friends on your side to help you.

If you have the opportunity to talk to them and share your experiences, do so. If you are far away, the beauty of the internet and cell phones allows us to stay in touch, so take advantage of them!

If all else fails, try the good old-fashioned way of writing letters.

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9. Express your emotions!

Don’t hide your emotions (1). Cry if you feel lousy one day.

If you want to scream, find a quiet place and shout it out. It won’t solve the situation, but it will relieve you of some of the tension you are carrying around inside.

Crying has been shown in some studies to help lower anxiety levels.

10. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

A set of exams will take a few months, a miserable trip will take no more than a few weeks, and a lousy job will consume several years of your life.

Remember first and foremost that you should live a long life and that what you have to do won’t last forever, but also that things could (almost) always be worse. While you may despise sitting over a stack of papers, think of others who are going through the same thing but are also dealing with illness or family issues.

Pay attention to the pleasant things in your life and remember that you are never alone.

Additional quick tips:

11. Listening to music you enjoy or feeling creatively inspired can often make even the worst problems seem insignificant if the activity is extended over a longer period of time.

12. If your job requires a lot of control (such as preparing for a job interview or exams), be sure to take care of your body. Improve your sleep habits and try to eat right most of the time.

13. Avocados, asparagus, berries, and milk are among the foods and drinks that relieve anxiety. Chamomile tea is also a proven aphrodisiac.

14.Watch comedic or dramatic movies or read stories about people going through difficult circumstances. This can help you feel a little better about the task ahead.

15. If the activity is lengthy, try not to worry about how long it will take. You can also take a buddy with you or try to make new friends while you are there.

16. Think about how great you will feel after the experience, knowing that you overcame your fear or did something you really didn’t want to accomplish.

Thank you for reading this article how to do something you don’t want to do and I really hope that you take action my advice.

I wish you good luck and I hope its contents have been a good help to you.

Przemkas Mosky
Przemkas Mosky started Perfect 24 Hours in 2017. He is a Personal Productivity Specialist, blogger and entrepreneur. He also works as a coach assisting people to increase their motivation, social skills or leadership abilities. Read more here