I used to have a problem with getting things done when it comes to business. I am not gonna lie I am lazy and like the “let’s do it tomorrow” attitude but that can get you in trouble really fast and when you do that you just hurt yourself. Over the past few years though I have discovered something about myself that helped me stay motivated and get stuff done. I noticed that when I do things in small increments I am constantly focused and motivated.
For example, let’s say I want to devote 2 hours to writing some new content or marketing my site etc. What I do is I plan things out over the entire day. So basically, I would sit down and do something for 15 minutes and then after that go eat launch. Come back and put in another 15-20 minutes and go for a walk. I would break up the 2 hours over the entire day. I remember that this method has helped me a lot. It might not work for everyone. If you got a job then obviously you can’t really do that, but you can still break up that 1 hour per day over 3 hours instead. Every person is different so for some this could not even work at all, but I think it’s a great strategy. The key is to do something you like or look forward to after you put in some time to work on something, kinda like a reward you know?
Another thing I used to do to make myself put in more time at once was to plan something VERY cool after that. So for example, let’s say I wanted to go see a cool movie tonight. I would then tell myself that I can’t go see it with my friends unless I get this done. So while I am working I would have this thought in the back of my head that I am going to go do something fun after I am done. One of the most motivating things was playing Call Of Duty afterwards lol
This concept is actually basic psychology 101. You do something and then you reward yourself for it. It works every single time for me. When I do things in small increments I always have this feeling that I didn’t do enough so it makes me come back and do some more. It’s amazing how it works. Try it sometime