In my case, having a goal and visualizing it is essential 😉. For example, I study because I want to have a brighter future (then I imagine a future self with a great job, a great family and an iPhone XX 😉😂), or I want to do my laundry to always be looking as a model (and I visualize myself dressed as if I was in a red carpet for the rest of my life 😂…).
Another important thing is an immediate mood booster because, yeah, I wanna have an iPhone XX, but I can do that after watching another “10 minutes of YouTube”, am I right? 😏
Don't worry, that happens to all of us, we are not perfect, and it's very important that we acknowledge that 😉. Even if we wanted to, we cannot go to the moll and study a whole unit of something in 1 hour; and those “10 minutes more” will end up being “2 hours less of sleep because you ended up watching way more than 10 minutes of YouTube and now you are running late for whatever you have to study tomorrow…” (it happened to a “friend”… 😂).
In this way, if you want to prevent that, you'll need shot actions that will make you leave the bed… You can use any kind of music 🎶 that makes you feel as Beyonce (for example, I use Ariana Grande's new song “7 rings” or “Dinero” by JLO) or you can look at some inspirational quotes online 📖. Having short term goals helps too, and you can reward yourself once you complete one of them 🏅😉…
If you are interested, I have a studying motivation account on Instagram called __studyjournal__ where I post some bullet journal spreads that might inspire you (sorry for the shameless promo 😅😂)…
If you'd like to, you can contact me there and we can be motivation buddies 😉…
Hope you have an amazing life and day, and good luck in this journey! ☺️
What I would suggest is keep aside 15 mins everyday in the morning for creating that list. And when you begin work make the list your main priority. And the task on it will be your goals for today and no nothing else. After that just follow the list and keep finishing task after task until you finish.
If you can't do something today add it to tomorrow's to do.
Hope this helps.
I have a strict upper limit on the number of tasks I assign myself each day.
I try to keep task lengths short even if it means breaking tasks into smaller pieces.
I use the pomodoro technique to get started and also to check in to be certain I am still on track.