DAY 8 // Share something you struggle with
Lately I’ve been struggling keeping myself motivated a lot. My self-discipline has definitely seen greater days than these. Technically I’m on my summer holiday, so I don’t have any official assignments to do, however I’d still like to remain somewhat productive to pass as a decent human being, which hasn’t been happening during the past few weeks.
I’ve certainly noticed how easy it is just to switch completely off, dive into the world of Netflix and Youtube, and stay in that spiral for hours at a time. This is the number one obstacle on my way to achieving productivity. If I let myself to access these websites, it’s highly likely that I won’t have the willpower to perform even the smallest tasks I have on my do-to list. To be honest, staring at a screen for hours makes me really drowsy and unenergised, but nevertheless I continue putting myself in this state of exhaustion!
This has been an ongoing struggle for me since I discovered both Youtube and Netflix years ago, and even now that I acknowledge that these sites are intentionally designed to keep people on them, and consuming content, I willingly let them do it to me. Why? Because I do get a lot out of the videos and shows that I watch, be it just pure entertainment, some useful life advice or educational content. Because of this, I’ve also tried to alter the content I watch to something I truly find insightful and useful, rather than just be nosy and follow how other people live their lives.
As long as these websites exist, I shall probably continue obtaining my entertainment mostly from them, which is fine, but I hope that I can do it more in moderation in the future. It’s a fact that these companies are constantly working to keep their consumers using the products/services longer and longer, and there’s nothing I can do, but try and acquire more self-discipline when it comes to consuming content in a video format. Because let’s be honest, I won’t have the willpower to completely get rid of my accounts in the near future.