Some may remember that I am currently studying with the Open University. I have done for a few years now. 2008 I studied two starter courses, 2009 I studied the OU’s only Photography course and this year I am studying the first courses of my degree.
Over Xmas we were allowed a 3 week break, that break has managed to kill off all my motivation. I’ve really struggled to get back into the swing of things since Xmas. Moving blogs has been taking up alot of time and I’m the kind of person that likes things done, now, rather than gradually over time so I’ve wanted to get as much done as possible as quick as possible rather than dragging it out, however that has meant often when preschooler is at nursery its easier to spend those two hours doing blog stuff than it is to pick up the books.
I should be at a tutorial this morning however after putting my back out last night I’m sat in bed feeling sorry for myself and moving very tentatively.
This week I also made a descision, to change the degree I’m doing, I’m going to go from doing a BA Youth Work to a BA in Childhood and Youth Studies which will give me more options than a Youth Work degree will. I’ve always wanted to work with families in a childrens centre type setting etc and this would be the ideal qualification. In the long run as well it gives me more job opportunities that are term time only, enabling me to be at home with preschooler during holidays than the youth work degree would. The best part of the change as well is that the two courses I’m currently doing still apply to the Childhood and Youth Studies degree which means I haven’t wasted a year!
But still I have to find the motivtion from somewhere to finish these courses. I have two TMA’s coming up both due in at the start of Feb. One which is on an interesting subject so I’ll have no issue writing that but the other is a subject I’m not so fantatical about, meaning its more effort to pick up the pen and write it.
How do you motivate yourself with things you don’t really want to do?