I cannot motivate myself to clean my apartment. How do I motivate myself?
- RWPossumLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
This is a motivation trick that's been used in behavior modification programs since the 1930s. If a task seems like it's too big, think of it as a series of tasks that you can take on one at a time, and start with something really, really easy. Cleaning - start by cleaning for 3 or 4 min and take a 5 min break. Or start by just cleaning the kitchen counters. Short breaks are good but always keep your eye on the clock. Work for slightly longer intervals. Before you know it you'll be cleaning for a half hour at a time.
Try this when it seems that you're too tired to work. Lie on the couch, close your eyes, and get ready to work by imagining yourself working for 5 minutes. Again, think in terms of taking it step by step and starting with something really easy.
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- PatriciaLv 73 months ago
Just start doing it, because motivation doesn't always happen. I start projects a lot of the time whether i want to or not. Then i get into it after i've started. I have something i need to get done today - i'm not looking forward to it, but guess what? It has to be done so i'm going to make myself get started shortly.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Invite friends over. That will give you a reason and a deadline!
- Mr. CoronaLv 63 months ago
Turn on your favorite music, the music that pumps you up. Crank it up, clean that pit you call an apartment.
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- LizLv 53 months ago
LOL, you and me both!
Listen to some music and start small.
- TevaLv 53 months ago
Write a list of what needs doing, that doesn't take much effort! Smallest jobs first, then make a start. As you work through them your motivation and sense of pride will build. You don't need to do it all at once, just tick things off as you go. The key to it is to actually start 🙂
- k wLv 73 months ago
you aren't the only one.......
- 3 months ago
hire a maid cleaning service, it might be costly, but worth it.
- LANLv 73 months ago
I don't care if you choose to live in squaller. If you want mold and insects to incest your home then go for it.
- MurzyLv 73 months ago
Call in a cleaning service.
- 3 months ago
I'll motivate you. you'll catch the virus if you don't 😳