Yes, there may be the occasional article in a newspaper, possibly even a published book you can actually show people. Instead, it can be a means of finding fulfillment.
Remember why it's worth it, and remember that this essay in front of you, while by no means as important as whatever comes next, is crucial to you getting to that place you want to get to. Break it down into small, manageable steps. These changes instantly excite your brain, making you feel more happy and more determined to make things right again. So what did I do?
You can use it to talk about your personal life. Then, when you edit, you can make sure everything lines up correctly. Check out the flea market.
Seriously, though, you got this. You may even decide to not move your car and wait until the ice melts, which could be days or weeks. If you are parked uphill on an icy road, good luck with getting your car going uphill without sliding backwards. That's all you can really given. Just push out that 1st draft. Exercise As much as you might hate it, exercise cures unmotivated minds.
No postponing. Basically, you tell someone your goal and then update them regularly on your progress. Seriously, though, you got this. Students go to great lengths to carve out large chunks of time to write hiring babysitters, taking days off from work, turning down dinner invitations and then realize that when you have an amorphous blob of 12 hours, it is hard to structure your day to make significant progress.
So whenever you feel unmotivated to write your essay, ask yourself the following question: How much fun can I have writing this? Seeing all of those achievements on your calendar will keep you going!
Instead of eating lunch at 12pm, eat at 2pm. A rough draft doesn't have to be perfect--it just needs to be there.
And, yes, there's an app for that, for both Android and Apple and probably any other interface with an app store, too. You're not lazy or a bad person for this--burnout happens to the best of us, however studious and hard-working we may be. Blood smeared all over my forehead. Write, because you genuinely enjoy it. Some of these may work well for you; some that get 5 stars from 3 thousand reviewers may not do you, personally, an ounce of good. Create tight imaginary deadlines for yourself to spur you on.
There will be times when you feel so burnt out that you will not want to work for weeks. Work out how much time you can give to your writing and when. You want to do as well as you possibly can, sure, but remember that a shaky essay you've been shakily writing for a week typically does better grade-wise and content-wise than a frantic essay that you threw out the night before because you waited for the "right moment" that never came, and even that last-minute essay is better than no essay at all and, given steep Late Work policies, is probably better than turning in your essay late.