How to motivate yourself
Can’t be bothered to write that essay?
Life is full of things that need to be done, and medical student life is fuller than most. There are essays to write, lectures to attend, patients to see, skills to sign off, and exams to revise for. And there are also parties to go to, friends to be with, drinks to be enjoyed, sports to be played, music to be listened to, and fun to be had. How do you fit it all in?
When it comes to getting things done there are two main camps. There are the type that consider work, however unappealing, should be done before play.1
These people like to get things done in plenty of time, and they like to plan. They do not like finding themselves with a substantial amount of work and only a short time to do it.
All these people need to get motivated is a job that has to