Today is one of them.
I feel about as motivated and useful as the old tires in this picture. There are many reasons for this that I won’t get into here.
I’ve thought about opening my novel file and making myself write anyway. Is there any use in that?
Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.
I’m really just not feeling it.
I’m not going to force anything. So here’s what I am going to do. I’m going to reread what I wrote yesterday. Then I will see if anything comes to me then. If not, I’ll call it done and go do something else. But, even though I’m not “feeling it,” I have to at least put forth some type of effort.
The fact that I’m doing this blog post right now is actually a positive indicator.
I have some productivity music on (courtesy of Evan Carmichael’s YouTube channel). That usually helps. And that brings up a question.
If you’re having a day where you just don’t feel like doing whatever needs to be done (except for paid work – that’s different), what do you do to get yourself motivated to do it anyway?