|»|422 Anonymous 2022-12-22T00:47:29
I see. This is the problem of being motivated by avoiding negative outcomes, but being unmotivated by the prospect of attaining positive ones. In this undesirable state, a person concerns themself only with maintenance tasks such as going to work, but never improves themself past their present state. "Treading water" to the exclusion of "swimming onward", as it were. In order to really want to read, you must value it as a positive improvement of your state -- and not, for example, as the externalized command of an abstract boss. You must want what reading has to offer, and not feel it as a duty.
In addition, if you're trying to do things in the morning before work, this may be complicated by the need to get to work on time. Do you engage in constant, nervous clock-glancing? If so, developing a more robust sense of how long it takes to do things can help you play in the morning more calmly.