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  1. It's not the brain that's causing inconvenience, it's us who are doing the trash.

    The brain tries to protect us from stress and body destruction when we are trying to be ” productive and efficient.”

    The brain tries to dissuade us from goals that aren't worth the effort when we try to write to-do lists for the day.

    The brain is trying to grab at least a little time to rest when we are trying to ” not sit in social networks and do business.”

    True productivity is a delicate, dynamic balance between work and leisure.

    The brain is not comfortable with idleness or hard work. He needs the right working rhythm that will bring him into a state of flow, and the right management of the body's budget. This requires a good understanding of how the brain and body work (well, or mentors who will save you from trouble if something happens), and especially an understanding of their own characteristics.

    What most of the productive-effective-self-developing, unfortunately, does not have. And predictably fails.

  2. Because your goals are not your brain's goals.

    Your brain has the same goal as other animals did a million years ago: your safety and the abandonment of offspring.

    Everything else is not interesting to your brain.

    Motivation and laziness are what society wants from you.

    Motivation is the process of forcing yourself when your brain doesn't want to do something. Laziness is when your brain doesn't want to do something.

    You can be motivated by fear, as the invaders did from time immemorial.

    You can be motivated by shame (when they talk about laziness), so did those who did not want to look aggressive from the beginning of time.

    Consciousness is a small part of your brain that is forced to obey the rest of your brain.

  3. The brain is not that cunning. It's just that we have a lot of different desires, needs, and values at the same time. An attempt to ignore some of them, to neglect them with a strong-willed effort, leads to an internal conflict: one part of our psyche wants to earn twice as much money as it does now, and writes goals according to SMART criteria. The other three parts of our psyche are not very supportive.

    One wants peace, because usually in order to earn at least twice as much as now, it is not enough just to do what you are doing more diligently. You will have to completely change your course of action, invest resources in training, new activities, and all this without a guarantee of success. Peace!!

    The second one wants a harmonious personal relationship. To hell with him, with your husband, but at least with your child: time and energy are the resources that a new project will powerfully squeeze out of your relationship. At least for the first two or three years (well, I'm here for an example).

    The third one remembers the courses you took six months ago about being a Goddess… And with fig whether the goddess at all here should clap at work, this is wrong, so it should not be, you just need to correctly make a request to the Universe!

    The most interesting thing is when a person is aware of the part of himself that is about the Goal and SMART, but does not hold the other three as people at all: all this is nonsense and pampering, this is not me at all, I am real-here, with a Goal.

    So-have you tried to put on the gas and brake simultaneously, or randomly? – I am not a motorist, but I suspect that the result will be very similar to what you describe with your question.

    Now you will not be surprised by my advice: you can go to a coach or a psychologist-consultant. You can do it yourself – the main key is to sort out all your hotties and negotiate with yourself.

    Good luck!))

    PS Yes, you understand, of course, that the description of specific parts is an example, there are not necessarily exactly so many of them, and even more so just such)

  4. Because your brain is not a separate entity that needs to be forced to act as you want. Your brain is yourself. And he's just as cunning as you are.

    Deceiving yourself is a thankless and inefficient task. It's like you're splitting into two parts. One-correct, smart, purposeful-it's like you, the other-lazy, cunning, trying to dodge-it's like your brain (and to be honest, who?).

    One part constantly thinks that it is smarter than the other and tries to educate it. The other part, dramatically embarrassed, is not going to give in. Internal conflict leads to unpleasant consequences in the form of procrastination, shame, and harsh self-criticism.

    So the sooner you stop playing Alice in Wonderland and become a strict teacher to yourself, the more effective your actions will be.

    Why does the ” brain “(you) have no motivation? Yes, because not every case is interesting and necessary. Why doesn't he act “for the good of the goals”? Because he understands that this is not a good thing, and the goals are not his own, but imposed.

    So listen more often to your ” lazy brain “(inner voice), it is not as stupid as you want it to be.

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