16030669g 64 Posted May 31, 2018 Share Posted May 31, 2018 (edited) Day 0 (0/100) I would like to give myself a new fresh start, so I open a new post to document my progress. For your information, I am a speech pathology master student, and currently going through a very tough practicum period in hospital and community centre, every week I received many negative feedback from my supervisors. The past few weeks, I have tried many different methods to help restore my motivation and dissolve my mental resistance against doing schoolwork . Most of them failed, but some of them remain effective. Those dosen't work are: --> have a short break for watching youtube, television, video game (all of this stuff will drag me to a vicious cycle and get me more and more addicted, and I will end up with higher level of resistance against doing my school work) Strategies that are effective for me: 1. exercise vigorously 2. take a walk outside (especially in natural environment or quiet place) 3. positive thinking (gratitude + hope) * it only works when my emotion has been lifted up (e.g. after exercise or a walk) However, i figure out that I can never resolve all of the mental resistance by using the effective methods i mentioned above, because my workload is terribly high, i can't afford to have a 4-5 relaxing hours per day. that's why I need to find a new way to overcome my fear and mental resistance against doing school work. And my final solution is ---> the 5 second rule from Mel Robinson (u can google it if u r interested) + mindfulness when I stay through the pain, and force myself to do the thing that I m extremely disgusted with and stay mindful, after a period of time, the flow will come, and I will start to gain a sense peace of mind, enjoy higher self esteem, because I know I have just overcome a difficult challenge, I gain more control over my own life. This time i may really fail my practicum, and the consequence is that my 37.5k us dollar tuition fee paid will all be wasted. and i could not get the dream job that I want, and my plan to move out from my parents and live independently with my girlfriend will not be able to achieve. but i already accept that. I give up on the desire to passing the practicum. I no longer want to thrive to fulfill the expectation of my supervisors. instead, now i only work hard to fulfill my own potential and treat my clients/patient well. After i change my mindset, i feel so much more relieved. so, in short, my upcoming 100 day goals will be: 1. all dopamine rush activity abstinence (including game, youtube, television, PMO) 2. use 5 second rule + mindfulness to beat procrastination, work on the task that I am really really really reluctant to do, for all day, non-stop. * of course, I will give myself break from time to time, maybe go out for a walk, or do exercise, 1 time per 1-2 day. Witness me, brothers and sisters. This time, I will win the battle against myself. Edited June 12, 2018 by 16030669g 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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