If you’re doing the laundry.
If you’re writing a report.
If you’re studying for an upcoming test.
Whatever the task is.
Find enjoyment in the process.
Find something or anything that you enjoy in your work.
And enjoy the process.
Getting homework done sounds like a chore but learning can be fun if you keep an open mind instead of thinking about what you can’t wait to do once the homework is done.
We have thoughts like:
“I can’t wait to finish my homework so I can go play some video games”.
“I can’t wait to get off work so I can catch up on my favourite sitcom”.
“I just want to get this chore done so I can get back to watching Youtube videos”.
A lot of times we don’t enjoy the process because we’re too fixated on the rewards of finishing it.
But why is enjoying the process important?
Besides the obvious point that you’ll enjoy the work, you’ll also be less likely to burn out especially if the task is long and tough.
Think about an activity that you really enjoy.
You don’t look forward to the end when you’re doing an activity that you enjoy.
We wish it could never end!
You don’t get tired of it either.
If you like to play video games, you don’t go, “I can’t wait to finish playing this video game so I can go to sleep”.
But we say things like, “I can’t wait to get homework done so I can watch Youtube videos and do other stuff”.
It’s all about learning to find enjoyment in the process instead of being fixated on finishing.