How do you get work done when you're not feeling particularly motivated?

Rucha Joshi
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What are you hacks, tips and tricks to get stuff done when you absolutely have to?

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Anil Meena
Building Pensil
By picking up the task which has the least effort or no effort (basically easy task). Completing these small task atleast gives the taste of small wins which can boost motivation to move on to bigger task or motivates enough to get back to work.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@anil_meena21 Yes, small victories can help. Thanks for sharing.
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Galia Ben David
Head of Support
@anil_meena21 That's a really solid advice!
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Alina Ihnatiuk
Social Media Marketing 🇺🇦 - 🇵🇱 - 🇷🇺 - 🇺🇸
Hey! I try to look for motivation every day. Every day of work is one step closer to your goals and desires. If feel unwell, I'd rather take a day off and fill my energy resource with what I love))
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@antonovna absolutely. Even I try to take the time off when I don't feel mentally upto doing something. And sometime later or the next day I am more refreshed and Cana actually finish the pending work much quicker. Thanks for sharing.
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Андрей Олейник
Depends on the importance of the work. If the work is urgent I prefer to do small tasks to get myself into work and then move to something more complex.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@balrog_the_great Makes sense. Breaking larger complex tasks into small ones can also help with a sense of accomplishment and push you to the finish line sooner!
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Building mnd
Do some work that you find fun,, hopefully, most of it is fun for you. 😂
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@max15 Good one, as long as there are some fun tasks that still need getting done 😅
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Amarnath Nagula
APM at Startupmill.co
I turn on my Pomodoro clock and just start. It is really hard but I'm getting comfortable with it. :)
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Galia Ben David
Head of Support
@amarnath_nagula Pomodoro is a game changer!
Molly O'Neill
Here are my top three: 1. Take a brisk walk to get some energy 2. Find a task that can be accomplished easily to get your mind going 3. Reach out to someone who gives you energy or is inspiring.
Nidhin
Product design and marketing guy
Create work flows/processes which can be automated so that a lot of work can get done in the background by others even if you are not feeling that motivated. www.whatsresponse.com www.producthunt.com/posts/whatsr... Whatsresponse - a rules based autoresponder for Whatsapp is on tool which can help automate business/personal communication to a certain extent.
Mahak from Outgrow
Data Analyst @ Outgrow
Working on small tasks and rewarding myself for completing them. Taking a half hour long break to recharge myself and communicating or reading others about their tasks and motivation as it sometimes help me to find for myself too. And listening to songs is a must.
Alolika Bhattacharjee
A creative lady with love for Marketing.
I usually follow the 5/10 rule where i work for 50mins and then take a 10min break. This really keeps me motivated!
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@alolika_bhattacharjee Oh that's a good one. I think I might like this better than the pomodoro
Shreya R Nambiar
Content Marketer
I try to do things that take the least effort and can be completed easily. This brings on a positive mindset and helps me to sail through other tasks. Also, I try to chat up with my colleague to see what they are up to.
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Rucha Joshi
Product Design + Research
@shreya_r_nambiar Catching up with colleagues is definitely helpful :)
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