Start working.

Convincing yourself to sit down and work is a difficult prospect. You might have other things you want to get done. You might think it’s daunting to sit down to a big task like that. You might be scared of “wasting” your time. So you end up procrastinating.

But the greatest trick you can play on yourself is to force yourself to just start. Sit down and agree to work for 10 minutes. That’s it. Anyone can do something for just 10 minutes.

I bet you’ll find yourself working for longer than 10 minutes. You’ll get into what you’re doing and lose track of time. Momentum is easy to maintain. Starting is tricky and sometimes requires some coaxing.