Get back at it — what’s your motivation?
Are there any days where you just feel demotivated? Why is that?
Here is an exercise I just came up with — I’m going to try to write out what demotivates me and what motivates me. Not going to edit, just writing out what I feel.
For me, I feel demotivated when:
- I’ve done some task, then realize that it will not make a difference — nobody will care about it and I’ve just wasted all this time…
- I look back and see that I’ve been wasting the past hour procrastinating
To be productive, you have to be motivated internally. I feel motivated when:
- I get advice from people on how to improve _____ — it shows that someone cares
- I get something (feature/fix) actually working
What’s your advice on getting yourself motivated and how to do you get back in the swing of things when you’ve been feeling not-so-motivated for a while?