What do you do when you do not feel like going to work?

@alindahaw (1219)
Philippines
January 20, 2009 12:31am CST
I woke up feeling lazy this morning. I work at home so I don't have to go out of the house to go to work. Anyway, I took one look at the pile of work accumulating on my desk, checked the "things to do" reminders on my computer, checked the mails and then snuck in back to bed. I got up a couple of hours later and toy with my coffee cup not wanting to go to work. It's dark already and I still am not convinced that I should go to work. Wow! I think I am going to get back to bed and get a good night's sleep. How bad can it be? How do you fight the strong urge not to go to work?
4 responses
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Working at home you can make up for it the next day. I do some work at home 7 days a week. If I miss a day I make up for it the next day. Thats why I got a laptop so I can take it with me when I travel so hopefully I wont be over whelmed when I return home.
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
You said it pal! The problem is that I tend to tell myself ever so often that I am going to make up for the lost time the next day and the next day and the next... By the time I decide to get to work, the work have already piled up so high in my desk that I end up putting in that dreadful 12 hour work time. I know I should start kicking the procastination thing but I always find something more interesting to do here and here...
@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 09
When I woke up feeling lazy in the morning, I would allow myself to sleep for another 10 minutes. It is a way pampering myself. I am quite a discipline person. I would persuade myself to go to work after that by telling myself that I have already late! If this does not work, I would then think of my plan for holidays and that I must save up my annual leave for that purpose. So that I will not simply apply leave on lazy days!
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Good! I like the vacation part. Remind me to put a picture of my favorite vacation spot next to my bed so that I will be more motivated to get up and get to work! I like the idea of saving money for vacation. LOL
@vikeyshuy (284)
• China
20 Jan 09
when i don't feel like going to work,i usually persuade myself:no work,no money!there are so many people working harder than i,but the salary they get is much less. i must pay for what i get,so i get up and go to work.
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Ok, that sounds reasonable but sometimes, I am not just reasonable so I end up skipping work. It's hard to work at home and at your own pace. Sometimes, you never get anything done at all!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
26 Jan 09
Well luckily for me ,if I dont feel like working ,I just cal in sick .Our workplace gives us about ten sick and about 15 casual days that you can take at your discretion but it would be wise not to abuse them .This is because you will never know when a true emergency wil arise and you may genuinely need them at that point.By abuse them I mean that you cant use them all in say a period of one or two weeks without a good explanation or a doctors certificate