Guess what? You’re normal, and many of us run out of emotional energy at the wrong time, even for activities that we should have the motivation to start
and complete, e.g., planning for your well-deserved vacation or deciding where to bring our dream date for dinner.
Even when faced with stimulating and exciting tasks and activities, we sometimes just can’t get going. Of course, for tedious and repetitive tasks, the lack of motivation is more pronounced.
Why is this so? Neuroscience shares many secrets of how our brain works in producing chemicals that either motivates or demotivates us to start tedious
and boring tasks or for exciting and important ones.
What about procrastinators who blame themselves about their lack of motivation? The reality is that it’s not a motivation issue but rather, an underlying fear of failure or success that holds them back. Then
they feel even more demotivated by their inactivity and get pulled into a vicious cycle.