When you have to do things you don't enjoy doing. :(

India
September 8, 2010 10:25pm CST
Sometimes in life, it really troubles each one of us that we have to do things that we don't enjoy doing. It's kind of frustrating and though we have to do it, we keep searching for means to getting out of it. What do you think should one do in such a situation, where in the best thing to do is the most frustrating thing to do! I think instead of getting rid of it or trying to get rid of it, we should pace up and finish the job as soon as possible. So that we can concentrate on other key issues.
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@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
I think It usually happens when you are working for a job that does not interest you at all.., and If I were in the same situation.., to keep me going.., I'll think of the motivations.. to push me to do good in whatever undertakings I have to go through in my job.., It's not easy to find one.., so I will have to do my best to keep this current one.. if i don't want to end up broke..=)
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I just do it and get it over with. It doesn't go away. Might as well finish and move on.
@akn1961 (1035)
• India
9 Sep 10
i certainly enjoy things which i do ,yes some time we have to do someting we do not enjoy or not happy ,this is all a part of life
• China
9 Sep 10
Yeah,i know your feelings. Life is tough, there are too many things we hate to do but have to do.For example, we Chinese students have a lot of homework to do everyday, extremely in high school before the university entrance exam. Some of my classmates even have to stay late at night under lamp light. Classroom, restaurant and dormitory, which are called "three points and one line", what we have to do everyday happens on the above three places. We all hate it, we are tired of it, however, we have to face it, and do it day after day. But when you go to the college, you will feel proud and emotional looking back. So, everyone should be confident and strong-willed to face and figure out the problems.Tomorrow will be better. My friend, carry on.
• China
9 Sep 10
Exactly. We are facing too much troubles nearly everyday. Sometimes we make a regretting decision,sometimes we say something wrong to cause the problem,and sometimes we find we are busy but still feel empty. All this troubles and negative emotions have occupied our mind. Then the misery force us to do things unwillingly or even to escape things.Not to mention enjoying from it. That proves how important it is to have a good attitude to our life,otherwise we might get lost. Things we have to do would not go away as our will.Since we cannot change the objective factors, we might as well turn our attidude to be positive. It's better to have fun from it rather than to waste our time at a loss.
• India
9 Sep 10
Well yes, there are times when we have to do what we dont like and enjoy doing. But I believe in this quote.." Do what you love and love what you do" So first of all our priority should be that we should choose our way in which we just get to do what we love. But in case we happen to do what we dont even like then also instead of panicking about it, the best way is to love what you do, that means we should try developing an interest and liking for that particular work, and once we succeeded in that we would rather enjoy doing it. But if we cant develop a liking then also we should not give up and try to finish it on time so as to get rid of it.
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
i do got to experience it and i really hate it, but i have nothing to do, you know especially when the one who ask us to do is the one who is paying you,well anyways, that is the reason why i quit being an employee, and rather have a business of my own
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I have more fun when i enjoy something that i am doing. When I do not enjoy it, it seems to take me longer to complete my tasks.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
What I do is try as hard as I can to not think of what I am doing! lol. I can't concentrate on that thing if I don't enjoy it. So what I do is listen to my fave songs while doing it and just try to imagine myself somewhere else doing something else.
• United States
9 Sep 10
really it so frustrating trying to get out such a situation what you just need to do is to get help from expert who can advise or guide us on what to do becos if u try to get yourself you may hurt your feeling and damage some of your goals
@nophie (2338)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 10
i think if you never like what you are doing, the problems is you never enjoy what are you doing..so the first you must do is how to loves what will you do...
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
our life is mysterious, there are times that we love to do all things what we desire and we are happy to do it.,but we cannot deny the fact that when somebody give you a task that you don't like to do and you are being force to do it because thats your job.,so we have nothing to do but just to accept it.even if we are happy or not.=
@Kojigirl (188)
9 Sep 10
I know exactly what you mean. I've got physiotherapy today, tomorrow we've got guests coming, and in between I need to tidy the house and bake a cake for tomorrow. I told myself all of this first thing this morning. And here I am back on the computer, my sense of responsibility once more out the window. The floors need cleaning (thanks to that cat!) and the upstairs needs a good vacuumming, and for all of that I just decided to stop by and see what's happening here. What are the odds I'll ever get myself organized? At my age? Dismal. But I work well under pressure and find that I do a better job when I'm pushed. Besides, there's nothing on telly tonight, so I know I'll have the time. I think I'll have the time. I hope I'll have the time. I gotta go now!
• South Africa
9 Sep 10
I agree, it can make life difficult when you have something that needs doing that you don't like. I have a tendency to either do it straight away and get it out of the way, otherwise I end up postponing it until the very end and then it ends up even more of a chore than it originally would have been. My advice is do it straight away.
• United States
9 Sep 10
I have to do a lot of things that I don't enjoy doing, but I will do them anyway because I know that it has to get done. With chores, if it is something I really don't enjoy doing, I will turn on the television or I will turn on some music and make it fun. If it is a family function, that is "dirt time". Time to find dirt on the family that can be used to my advantage if anyone tries to use me as a scapegoat for their problems. This all started when one of my family members used me as a scapegoat because their life was such a mess, and they used me to dump all of their baggage on, so I decided to dig up dirt on them and use it to my advantage. My cousins have pretty much got their behinds handed to them because of the few who won't take it from them anymore. Don't ever let family walk all over you. If it is school related, I will try to make a game of it depending on what it is.
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
When you don't like what you are doing, simply live with it and finish the business with all your honor and integrity. Everything that we do is not always doing things for us to be happy, sometimes, doing things we don't enjoy makes other people happy. Sharing our happiness to others in our most simple way can make a difference. All the things we do in this world is basically not for ourselves alone, it's an unselfish motive if we always think of ourselves..
• Singapore
9 Sep 10
I agree with you. A lot of people have this mindset that, "I don't like doing this, what for waste my time on it?" My say is that, we should just quickly finish it and don't laze around. Because the point is that, after finishing it, we'll have time for other things. Instead of lazing around, thinking about how bad this thing is, we should finish it off as soon as possible. It's no use pondering about it, it'll only waste your precious time, that cannot be retrieved.
@rautrahul (267)
• India
9 Sep 10
If we have to do the things we should enjoy it while doing otherwise we cannot enjoy the success behind the things which we are doing.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 10
I have a lot to do although I do not like doing it. But I can not get out, I still have to do. Feels heavy and very frustrating. If I could escape, I would be very happy.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Sep 10
HI zee, This happens many a times and with me this happened mostly during my school days when I was forced to study. I had this peculiar habit of laughing at this. I think this helped me ease the tension and feel more relaxed. Yes, I agree with you that in such situations it is better to pace up and finish the task sooner because it is better to join in instead of trying to fight it oout when you are sure that there is no escaping from it!