Intersperse the most important tasks with quick and easy things to give yourself the rewarding feeling of having checked that thing off your list.
Keep going. And then write a list for tomorrow that helps you get ahead.
However, there are some tricks that might make things a little easier, and maybe even coax out some motivation.
1) if you find a long list of todos or a large task that has a lot of parts, choose a place to start that you like or find most appealing. Example: if your task is to workout at the gym, choose the exercise you like most and start with that. A lot of the time starting is the hardest part, and by choosing the place to start it eases the way.
2) Break the task into tiny pieces, choose something ridiculously easy to start each task. Example: if you need to go to the gym, make the task to open the door. Make the task walking to the corner. Once you've started you'll be more likely to continue.
Motivation is hard to come by, and these tricks are just that. Tricks. They may help you sometimes, but at the end of the day you have to just remove excuses. Even ones that are valid. The gym was closed, work just ran over today, etc. You can do it!
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??