Set a goal, and stick to it! Every Monday I think about my daily, weekly, and monthly goal. It helps me to prioritise and balance work but also rewards me often by completing open tasks.
I used this tactic to launch Switch today (check out my profile if you want to support it today!
I've been working towards my 1 month goal for a while, and it feels great to have completed it 💪
Start the day by making your bed! Second, kick all your negative thoughts to the curve and replace them by "I will get ____ done", "I am going to be successful.", "I am _____ enough". Talk to yourself the way you would talk to a friend you want to encourage!
I schedule my first hour to catch up on the inbox from the weekend, read news articles, research a topic I'm interested in, etc. Rather than trying to put my "work brain" into Go mode first thing, I find the hour on Monday mornings a great way to ramp up. I do have to set a timer because it is easy to "forget" to start working! My first task of each Monday, after my Ramp Up hour, is to sketch out a to-do list for the week. I include all the scheduled tasks, as well as the unscheduled tasks that need to be addressed. After prioritizing the tasks, let the work begin! Giving myself time to ease into Monday morning helps me stay focused longer throughout the rest of the day and week.