Last weekend I hit that spot. I wanted to get an article done but I just did not feel motivated. Every topic I looked at just did nothing for me. I would ask myself every time if this topic does nothing for me, how in the world will is motivate anyone else. Part of it is I have really pushed myself. I have set a goal for myself and to make that goal I have to work really hard to reach it; therefore, sometimes my days are long. When you start to think about working for yourself, you have the mistaken idea you will not have to work so hard. The truth of the matter is you work a lot harder for yourself than you did for a boss.
There are some reasons why we procrastinate.
When we are stressed, worried, or anxious we are not as productive as we normally are. This can make us feel overwhelmed. That is the time to take a walk, stretch our legs, or just take a break. Sometimes our to-do-list is too long and we feel overwhelmed. Maybe if we look over the list we can find three things that need doing. So make up a new list. I have found it helps if I cut my list into two or three smaller lists, I do not feel so overwhelmed. (https://www.stevepavline.com)
Sometimes we are just lazy and lack discipline. This is the time we have to just bite the bullet and do one or two things at a time. Sometimes we lack the skill to manage our time. There are times we just lack the skill to do the task before us so we put it off. I had that problem a couple of week ago. I had an assignment that after I took it, I felt like I was out of my league and pride cost me. (https://www.psychologytoday.com)
I have A.D.H.D. so it is hard for me to stay focused. I have had to discipline myself to stay on track. I try to reward myself when I get a task done that I really did not want to do. The rewards don’t have to great. For example: I tell myself when I get this or that done I can take a break. Procrastination is technically called avoidance of a specific task, and that is just what we do when we procrastinate. (https://www.xounselingcenter.illnois.edu)