The (little) Voice
October 6, 2012 2:00 PM Subscribe
I am interested in finding out what you say to yourself to snap yourself out of inertia and get or stay productive.
posted by thorny to work & money (29 answers total) 95 users marked this as a favorite
I come across strategies for staying productive quite often. Many of these involve things like organization and/or planning. While I think these are definitely helpful, I think that we all have that moment where the little voice inside our heads dictates whether we let inertia set in or we get (or stay) productive. I often have trouble starting but also keeping things moving once they've started.
So I want to find out what works to keep you moving. What do you say to yourself in that moment? What do you think about?
Share whatever works for you but please be specific, and brief.
What excites you just by thinking it or saying it?
What motivates you to, say, stop playing a game and start working on something?
What creates urgency for you?
And also, what do you say to yourself to keep your momentum going once you've started? So instead of saying "I deserve a break" too soon, you actually push on?