How To Get Started
Maybe you are brimming with options. You find it easy to take action on almost anything set in front of you. Your challenge is to find the time to do it all or to maintain the interest to keep going.
Don't wait until you feel like doing it. Take action regardless and enjoy your feelings if you also happen to "feel like it."
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You probably have a bigger problem with one or the other, even if you feel like you face both these situations.
Dismissing every reason to start is perfectionism. It manifests as procrastination.
Forget about passion and needing something to be perfect. Just start and keep going.
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Go through your list, review each task, and decide what you want to do with it. You have 4 options:
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Not looking away from the computer doesn’t translate into productivity. A good way to boost your motivation throughout the day is to take small exercise breaks.
You can do anything from stretches to treadmill runs, just to get your blood flowing and boost your brain function by moving your body. It also sets the tone for a more energetic afternoon.
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