If you (like me) have done just something energy-sapping (like eaten a big bar of chocolate) then this is for you (and me): recognise your reluctance and ride!

I didn’t want to wash the dishes after lunch, but I did them anyway and the bubbles made me (almost) giggle. I really don’t feel like getting back to work, but I will (straight after I’ve written this). I have a huge amount of resistance to … well, to be honest, finishing this sentence. But, as you see, I did it anyway. And I feel great after having done it!

So, yeah; I know it’s hard to do stuff when you don’t feel like doing it, but be assured (and reassured) that the reluctance doesn’t last the whole way through. Often you just need to start, and the momentum of the movement will take you through. At other times, you’ll feel like stopping before that crucial last act, but if you complete it, then you will feel good. I promise.

But, if all else fails, and you don’t manage to finish what you set out to do (or even start in the first place) then that’s okay too. I still love you, and you should t

How to Stay Motivated

I’ve just spent the past half an hour looking at articles on the internet about how to say motivated. The last one I read had 27 points, all of which are a waste of time.

The phrase ‘how to stay motivated’ is incomplete. The full text should read ‘how to stay motivated to do what you should be doing’.

Clearly what I should be doing is something other than reading about how to stay motivated. I have just wasted half an hour. If you are reading this, you too are wasting time.

What we should be doing right now is getting on with the task we need to accomplish. The only real way to do that is to just do it. So that’s what I’m going to do now. I’m going to get on with what I’m meant to be doing. I suggest you do the same.