I always have trouble getting motivated. I find that if I get other people to help me get overwhelming tasks done, then I find it easier to tackle the simpler tasks. For example, my kids had their stuff all over the living room floor a week or so ago (which it's their mess, so they needed to clean it up anyway, but...), so I made them help me clean it up, and once that was done, I had no problem motivating myself to dust and vacuum. I wanted everything else to look as nice, so that was my motivation.
If I can't get anyone to help me, then like ACL2007, I take what seems overwhelming and break it down. I tell myself I just need to get this one task done, but I often find once I finish one, I want to do another, and another until eventually I realize I've just finished that seemingly overwhelming job.
at 11:50 AM on Apr. 2, 2011