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We all have tasks we dread, and some days, it’s really tough to scrounge up the motivation to tackle those tasks. To get yourself going, Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, suggests making a choice that puts you in control and linking your task to your values.
If you ever feel like you’re not going anywhere or that you’re undervalued or struggling to make a difference, consider this: Are your talents or skills being put to their best use?
iOS: We know that tracking habits is a great way to improve motivation. If you’re looking for an app to help you with that, Continuo is easily one of the prettier looking apps for doing so.
On those days you second guess yourself for setting a 6am alarm to hit the gym, or skip happy hour in favour of a run, come up with and recite your own fitness personal mantra. Since it will be based on your own ideals and values, it’s a powerful reminder to keep you motivated.
Keep the things you’ve recently accomplished at the top of your mind, and you might boost your momentum and productivity. That’s how Lyndi Thompson, a demand marketer at Tableau, organises her Trello board. The board is also structured for an agile workflow, with lists that track current tasks and “next up”.