How to get motivated, according to science - The Week
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Got today's to-do list? Great. That means the most rational thing to do now is stop being rational. Get those emotions going:
1. Get positive
2. Get rewarded
3. Get peer pressure
You can do this. In fact, believing you can do this is actually the first step.
What's one of the main things that stops people from becoming happier? Happiness isn't part of how they see themselves so it's harder to change.
Think of yourself as a motivated, productive person. Research shows how people feel about themselves has a huge effect on success.