How Do You Decrease Mental Resistance To Doing Your Work?
My mental clarity is now much better and no longer the bottleneck in my work.
But now the bottleneck is that "ugh I don't want to do this " feeling after I solve a few homework problems then get to the next one, I feel like ugh this problem is going to take a while I don't want to do this. I feel a sense of maybe anxiety in my legs like I want to get up and leave my problem even if the study topic overall is pretty interesting or I somewhere in my head believe that the task is worthwhile I still want to get up and leave
The other bottleneck in my work seems to be getting stuck, trying a bunch of things to fix getting stuck on a problem, and then getting distracted along the way, doing another task, and then never returning to the problem set until much later
I am sort of expecting people to say "well just work harder" or "toughen up" or "focus harder" but that kind of response is somewhat lazy and in my opinion is not getting down to the core issue of why human minds resist doing the work we try to get it to do.
I don't mean this as a joke. Has anyone - any psychologist or whatever, studied this academically, made names for this, or found good techniques for dealing with these mental resistances to doing your work even if your mental clarity is good?
Just the way Dave Asprey looked into how willpower is a exhaustible resource, I am wondering if any one has seriously academically studied this separate but related issue of why our brain resists doing work.
I think about why my brain is resisting doing homework problems at some point and I don't quite have a rational reason. My fingers, eyes, and body are rested and the topic is interesting but it looks like there is alot of work ahead at various points when my mind had previously thought I am about done with my work. Then this causes sort of a sinking feeling when I realize how much work there is ahead and then I want just to walk away.