There’s a certain speech I give myself when I’m exasperated and really don’t want to do the thing I need to. It’s the the speech that follows my internal question of: what can I do to motivate myself?
When have I ever needed motivation to do something?
I don’t need motivation, I simply need to do it. I can make myself a million cups of tea, and read a thousand fascinating articles but after all that is done I won’t feel like doing the thing any more than I did before “motivating” myself.
The cure is to simply (and with the least drama possible) do the thing.