Lucy
How do you stay passion about something?
How do you stay passionate about something?
In my daily life, I would make plans and goals for myself, but only for today. That is to say, when I wake up in the morning, I dont want to wake up even if my alarm clock rings many times. I knew it wasn't good, so I was afraid to make a new plan for myself.
I'm often bothered by procrastination, and I'm not interested in anything. I used to like to talk, but then I became less talkative because I couldnt find the right topic and I didn't feel the need to talk.
Recently, I tried to practice the piano. In the first few days, I was so looking forward to it. I even wanted to sleep with it, but after that, it was forgotten in the corner.
Do you have any good suggestions about that?
Jun 15, 2020 10:10 AM
Comments · 2
Hi there!
It is completely normal to lose your motivation about something after a while. For example, when you're learning a foreign language, during the first few days, you're really motivated and excited but after a few weeks, you will probably lose your motivation. My suggestion is review your goals everyday so you can restore your motivation and continue your job. If you go to shower today, you will get dirty few days later so in order to get clean again, you have to go to shower again! Motivation is just like going to shower! About procrastination, you have to know that the hardest point of doing a job, is the Start. You can use the 5-minute technique. In this technique, you say to yourself that I will do this job for only 5 minutes and if I didn't like it, I can put it aside and do other favorite things! This technique sounds funny but instead of judging it, try it in practice and you'll see the results!!!
Good Luck
June 15, 2020
I think all of us are familiar with this feeling! Perhaps try this, in regards to playing piano, you could aim to practice every day. Now, when I say that, it doesn't mean an hour or more of intense practice. Instead, just aim to PLAY it every day. It could be as little as 5 minutes, and you could do that every day. That way, you still have that sense of achievement.
This is what I do with guitar, if I'm bored and I don't know what to do with myself, and I don't REALLY want to have guitar practice, I'll often pick it up and play it for perhaps 10, 15 minutes. Afterwards, I feel I have made a bit of progress, and I'm happy that I've done something good and productive!
When you think, 'Oh I'll just play it for a few minutes,' it seems much less intimidating, and you are more likely to do it.
Also, it doesn't really matter if you miss a day or two; I don't play guitar every single day. Going back to it is the main thing!

I hope this little tip has given you some encouragement :)
June 15, 2020
Lucy
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English