Doing the easy stuff first can actually give you confidence to attempt harder tasks. This can help maintain motivation as you pursue your goals.
Fixed mindsets keep us stuck. Instead, try a growth mindset, where you believe that your abilities aren’t fixed; they can grow!
Let the guys at ASAP Science tell you a bit about why we procrastinate, and some things we can all do to stay focused.
It might sounds weird, but regularly appreciating what we have contributes to our motivation through increasing positive feelings.
This mindset video makes some great points, including how to deal with setbacks (but be warned, we think the bit about “brain growth” may be an overstatement!).
Marty Seligman, a founder of modern positive psychology, explains realistic optimism and how our interpretation of the past influences how we feel about ourselves and our future.