I often feel lazy when it comes to studies. This wasn't the case when I was a student, rather the opposite was true. I used to be the top of my class. But, after graduating I no more feel the urge to study as before. Moreover I am becoming involved in playing videogames or watching movies. I know I have to study for higher exams, but when I sit to study, various forces or voices compel me to procrastinate. I keep procrastinating and the day passes away. Please help!!! (From student correspondence)
There are two main ideas in this brief answer to your question. You must marry them to learn the secret they hold: Asking what shall I do about procrastinating is just another way of putting off what you need to see about yourself and the likely emptiness of your present pursuits in life. Where there is no love for what one does, there can be no wish to do that. No one loves a master who compels or coerces him or her - against their will - to do what they would rather not. That being said...If there is a householder duty of some kind to be performed, some true daily responsibility to care of - or otherwise provide for others - then be responsible to that task while remembering this liberating truth: it is what we love that determines our experience of whatever it is that we are given to do, regardless its nature. And do not ask me how to awaken love, or change its lover: start where you are...and be grateful that love is helping you to see what doesn't love you. Before any new relationship can begin, one must end. The day will come, if you persist with your wish to be free, when you will see that beginning and ending of love are not in time.