The ‘I Don’t Feel Like It’ Mentality

18 Mar 2014 | Categories: Faith“Full”, Let's Eat!, Work Out | Posted by: LifewithBri


Ohhh, let’s talk about the dreaded “I don’t feel like it” mentality.  Do you know what I am referring to? If you are anything like me, you have been feeling this A LOT lately.

The roll over in bed, even when you know you need to get up and exercise, “I don’t feeeel like it.”  The run out to grab food instead of cooking the groceries in the fridge, “I don’t feeeeel like it.” And worst of all, the ignore your passions and dreams because “I don’t feeeeel like it.”  What did you say Bri? Ignore your passions and dreams?  No way! YES way.  Once you get caught up in the “I don’t feeeeel like it” mentality, it gets even easier to ignore what’s most important to you in life. And that’s when you need to shift gears!

Let’s back track and understand that yes, we have free will, but God did not give us this will to be LAZY.  Trust me, I have to yell at myself (well, speak sternly) and push myself constantly to do what I know is the best for me and will make me much happier in the future.  BUT, at the end of the day, I know that I’m not perfect, so sometimes things in life can seem larger than they are and I need a little push.

So let’s change that “I don’t feeeeel like it” mentality to the “just do it” mentality.  When faced with tired/ lazy thoughts and actions…..just do it!  Why? Because deep down you really want to…

I usually find that when I make myself exercise after I didn’t feel like it, I always, not sometimes or once in a while, but I alwwaayyysss feel better afterwards. Same way with my cooking; after I grab take out, I often feel sluggish and overeat, but when I push myself to cook a meal that I know is not only delicious, but healthy for me, I usually feel much better and actually am able to control my portion sizes.  And last, but not least, when I buckle down and make one more step towards fulfilling my passions and progressing towards my personal dreams, I always feel a sense of accomplishment, encouraging me to continue on.  Trust me, the proof is in the pudding.

So are you currently stuck in the “I don’t feeeel like it” mentality?  In which areas of your life do you need to put your foot down and just do it?! Think about it and see how you can begin to shift gears.  Focus on the end results and know that by taking action when action needs to be taken, you will be much happier in the end.  Hope this encourages you…because to be honest, I didn’t really feeeel like writing this post. 🙂




  1. Ryan..Richard...Ray
    March 19, 2014

    The “I dont feel like it” mentality has definitely been a hinderance in the rate of progress that I could’ve made over the years. Time should be our most precious commodity but the “i dont feel like it” mentality tends to negate the importance of this limited resource. In the past, I wasn’t in a rush to make moves towards my goals, or for example, do homework because I felt as though I had time to “get it done later”. Little did I know, sometimes later never came. Its a shame but some people tend to become stuck in this phase and allow their opportunities and dreams to slowly fade away. Not I. When I hit the point in my life where I realized I was meant to be better than a product of my environment, I decided to switch from the “i dont feel like it” mindset to a “you have to do it” mindset.
    My family, my faith, and my will to help others WILL not allow me any extra time to bulls*** or say I dont feel like it. The Lord has blessed me with talents and skills which, if cultivated correctly, will allow me to bless others. I cant let them down, so I get rid of the things that tend to make me a lazy person. These things include: 1. “Friends/relationships”- When you make friends, you unknowingly incorporate that persons lifestyle with yours. For example, “hey you want to go out to this place” or “Just do it man everybody is”. These thing take up time to where you could possibly be doing something productive rather than shooting the s***. I guess its because some things seem more fun than others depending on who you hang around. Real friends/ partners, however, will recognize your goals and will not put you in any position or circumstance to where you cannot achieve them. So, when its exam week and you have “friends” saying “Hey, lets go to the club:” as opposed to those that say “Hey, lets go study” you be the judge of who has your best interest.
    2. Time wasting activities- Everyone has the same amount of time during the week. The difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t is the way that you use your allotted time. Make sure that everything you do has a purpose. Im not saying dont hang out or relax every once in a while because we all need a break sometimes. But, Prioritize each day to where you take care of the main things first and not vice versa. 3. Figuring out what I wanted, and making moves to go get it- Im not OCD..well maybe a little lol…but everyday is somewhat structured. I know my goals, I know what I have to do to reach them, and how much time I have to do it. With all of this knowledge theres no excuse for me to not get it done.

    Everyday is a grind form me so laziness has no place for existence. Im not saying that I dont have enough time for fun, friends, or relationships because Im a firm believer in people make time for what they want to make time for. If I choose to dedicate any of my time to someone or something, its because i can see good or positive in them, which ultimately leads to progress. Im not perfect by a long shot and there are some days where I start to feel like just chilling or relaxing and thats fine…only if you’ve earned it though.

    • LifewithBri
      March 20, 2014

      Wonderful insight! I couldn’t have said it better myself 🙂 I am so happy that you could relate my post to your life and give a testimony of how you were once caught up in the “I don’t feel like it” mentality, but then was able to shift gears and make it into a mentality that had you accomplishing your goals instead of being lazy. Love this!

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