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How to Motivate Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do

When you have a low drive to move forward:

  • Put a low-frequency activity ahead of a high-frequency activity.
  • Give yourself a standard time and honor it: Block time for important activities.
  • Limit the time commitment: Work for 10 minutes a day on this task and then you can stop if you want to.
  • Set the bar low: Take just one action step a week on this activity.
  • Get ‘er done. If you want to get this entirely off your plate, set  aside a whole day to complete the task.

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You can decide to do something without ever getting excited about it

You could choose to do something because it will:

  • Lower your anxiety.
  • Benefit someone who you care about.
  • Lead to financial gain.
  • Avoid a negative consequence.
  • Make you feel good about yourself.
  • Clear your mind.
  • Align with your values.
  • Reduce stress.

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