It’s tough to muster the motivation to do something we hate doing. But sometimes you just have to do things that you hate so that you can get on to doing things you love. If you ever struggle to find the motivation to get up and do something you don’t want to do, the following 12 affirmations can help you out.
1. I Need To Do This Because ______
First of all, you need to remind yourself why you’re doing this in the first place.
What is your goal?
What are you trying to achieve?
How can doing this thing help you?
Keep that in mind every time you start to hate the task at hand. The bigger the reason, the more likely you will be to push yourself to do what you need to do.
2. I Can Do This Because It’s Important To Me
Remember that this is something important to you for whatever reason. Whether it’s your job, your hobby, your passion, or just something someone you love needs you to do – this is something you care about. And because you care about it, you can find the strength to do it- no matter how much you hate it.
3. I Can Do This Because It’s Part of My Journey
Keep in mind that this thing you hate doing is just a part of your journey. It’s not the destination, it’s just a stop along the way.
It’s going to help you be better, stronger, or faster.
It’s going to be a part of what makes you who you are in the future.
And you can get through it because you’re strong and capable.
4. I’ll Be Proud Of Myself When I Finish This
Remember that you’ll be so proud of yourself when you finally finish this thing you hate doing.
It says a lot about you as a person when you can push through something you hate doing and finish it. The sense of accomplishment (and getting it done!) will be worth all the struggle.
So keep that in mind as motivation to push through.
5. I Deserve A Break After This
Use the thought of a well-deserved break as motivation to get through this thing you hate doing. Once it’s done, you can relax and take all the time you need. So keep that in mind and push through.
6. I Can Do This One Thing
Focus on the fact that this is just one thing. It’s not a million things, it’s just one. And one thing is manageable right now. You can do one thing. So keep that in mind and power through.
7. I’ll Be Stronger After This
Think about how much stronger you’ll be after you finally finish this thing you hate doing.
You might be physically stronger, but you will definitely be mentally stronger as you come through the other end and realize how amazing you are, even when it comes to doing things you hate or don’t want to do.
With this kind of mental attitude, you’ll be able to handle anything life throws your way. So use that as motivation to get through it.
8. I’m Learning From This Experience
Remember that even though you hate doing this thing, you’re learning from the experience. You’re gaining skills and knowledge that will be valuable to you down the road. So keep that in mind and power through.
9. This Is Only Temporary
This thing you hate doing will not last forever. It’s just a temporary inconvenience that you will eventually overcome. So keep that in mind and push through.
10. I Can Get Through Anything
Unless it kills you, there is nothing you cannot get through.
It’s often surprising what we can get through in hindsight. There are many hard things in life that we don’t think we could ever get through until we are forced to do them.
So, even if it’s something you hate or something that isn’t positive, you can get through it. You have the ability to do so, and you will.
11. Other People Have Done This Too
You’re not the only person who has ever had to do something they hate doing. So remember that you’re not alone in this. And use that as motivation to keep going.
12. I Can Do This
Last but not least, remember that you can do this. You are strong and capable. So repeat this affirmation to yourself over and over until you believe it. And then use that belief to push through and finally finish this thing you hate doing.