To be honest, I fully intended to write a different post today.
I wanted to write about my journey becoming a web developer. I was planning on doing it over a couple of posts over a couple of weeks and then going into my journey since becoming a fully fledged developer.
I'm not writing that post today ...
I'm writing a different post.
This is that post ...
The thing is, I've been working hard almost every day for the past 18 months. I've got up. I've studied. I've gone to work, coded, studied some more and then gone home and studied some more after that.
That's in addition to:
- learning Turkish
- going to the gym
- making sure my wife knows I'm still alive
- doing things for the sake of my own sanity
Problem I'm having over the last two weeks is ... I don't want to do it right now.
And I know that's wrong because every single YouTube/ Instagram/ Facebook/ My Space (editor's note ... I'm old) influencer is telling me that I should be getting up 45 minutes after I fall asleep, completing my workouts whilst I shower and living off of crackers so I can invest the money I would've spent surviving in a self managed stock exchange portfolio.
Right now, I don't want to do that.
I want to chill out on my sofa and do none of those things.
But that's okay ...
I know from my own experience that after a little while of next to no motivation to do anything, I'll wake up to an epiphany. Suddenly I'll want to do nothing but work my absolute ass off.
It's those moments of heightened motivation that I find myself making leaps and bounds. I'll look back after a couple of weeks and things will have clicked into place. I'll have improved massively.
Point here is, don't become demotivated by your lack of motivation. Your mind is telling you to chill out and take it easy. Just make sure that you do take stock, ask yourself if your goals are still the same and if the answer is yes, allow yourself to recover from the tedium of life.
TLDR: chill the f*** out man.