We all face situations in life we don't like. There are always projects or tasks that simply have to be accomplished which we would prefer not to do. There will always instances when we need to confront low motivation. The first step to maturity and taking responsibility for our actions is doing the things that need to be completed, and doing them well regardless of whether we're in the mood. Here are some suggestions you can try that could help you deal with the kinds of things you'd rather not have to: 1. Make sure you are clear about the project or task you need to complete 2. Completely relax your body from head to the toe (take a few minutes to complete this) with your eyes fixed on the area between your navel and the floor. This is called your lower Dantien as it is which is a place that helps you focus, balance and inner strength. When you focus on this point, you feel more centred grounded, solid and grounded. 3. From this position of focus you must accept that the task or project needs to be done and is going to be taken care of by you or another person. For more detail please visit:- http://belfastchronicle.co.uk http://birminghambulletin.co.uk http://glasgowtelegraph.co.uk 4. List the aspects of the task or project have you put off. 5. Take each hindrance and find an alternative, such as: * The task is too large (can you make it smaller?) * I'm not able to do it by myself (can you seek help? From whom?) * It's dirty, grimy (can you imagine this as a way to build character?) * I'm confused or don't have the appropriate knowledge (can you get the right support or training?) It's boring (can you come up with a method you can make it interesting?) 6. Set aside time for the completion of the task or project. Set a date for when you plan to finish the project or task. Keep in mind that you may not be able to finish it by the exact end date you have set but the fact that you've set a date can help to galvanise you and inspire you to get busy. Establishing timeframes can, however, be a double-edged sword. While a timeframe that is well-calculated can be a great way to get your mind moving, a poorly estimated one can not only add to your general stress levels, however, it can also deflate you when the majority of you thinks you'll never be able to reach the timeframe. The trick is to become proficient, through practice in setting deadlines to yourself for what you undertake on a daily basis. How long will you take to cook dinner? How long do you need to drive to work and return? How fast can you get this report completed? How long do you think it will to be able to get the vehicle repaired? Beginning to set timeframes on the tasks you complete every day, you'll be able to get a better feel for your speed and more importantly , the way you're working as demotivation starts to set in. After a while, it becomes more easy to determine how long your most important tasks or activities will take and you'll be in communicating this information to those around you. If your timeframe isn't but someone else's, aim to complete your task or project beforethe deadline of theirs. In essence, you're setting a deadline within a time frame. If you're getting close to the end date, make every effort to complete it by the deadline. If this really is not possible, ask for a acceptable but definitive extension - e.g. an extra seven days, an extra 14 days, an extra hour etc. You must ensure that you finish your project by the end of that extension period, as requesting a second postponement may cause doubt on the confidence you place in the eyes of others, and in the eyes of others close to you. If you adopt these strategies when don't want to complete something that you know must be completed, you'll begin to notice significant positive changes in the way you deal with motivational issues. Carmen Gilfillan is the founder of Stimulus Development & Training. Stimulus has a specialization in helping people heal from emotional trauma, experience emotional breakthroughs and live their best lives. This is achieved through Life & Wellness Coaching, Emotional Freedom consultations and training on personal, professional , and spiritual development.