Develop a Routine. Create a series of events that you always perform before doing a specific task.
Step 1: Start by doing something so easy that you can't say no to it. Your pre–game routine tells your mind, “This is what happens before I do ___. ”For example, In my writing routine I start by getting a glass of water. So easy, I can’t say no.
Step 2: Your routine should get you moving physically towards the end goal. Your mind and your motivation will follow your physical movement.
Step 3: Follow the same pattern every single time.
Motivation is a powerful, yet tricky beast. Sometimes it is really easy to get motivated, and you find yourself wrapped up in a whirlwind of excitement. Other times, it is nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself and you're trapped in a death spiral of procrastination.
"I really don't want to go to work today", "I have such a long day ahead, what a dread", or "Yes! It's a brand new week ahead! Looking forward to getting lots done." Whatever your response may be, ask yourself this question: "What is it that made you feel unmotivated?"
I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I'm less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.But there is one thing that I've noticed that I have more of at night:...