The Bent Musket Monday Morning Open Thread: Motivation

Motivated, as in, the opposite of me. - USA TODAY Sports

I'm struggling with something today.

I have a laundry list of things to do, most of which are mundane and menial tasks. In fact, apart from going to the gym (which I didn't do a single day last week, lazy slob that I am), nothing I have on today's agenda even means leaving the house, technically. I have a whole heaping bunch of homework to do, and I have to clean the house. It may not seem like much, but that's an EXHAUSTING list when you factor in how much homework, and how gross the apartment happens to be.

My problem is that I can't be motivated to do any of it. It's an epidemic, and it's in my head. Sure, no one wants to do things like that on a regular basis - that much is obvious. What I mean is that I will knowingly do other, unproductive things instead, and what's worse, I will know and dislike that I am procrastinating, but still go on and do it. It's become a major issue, especially this summer.

I'm going to try and knuckle down to make sure I get these things done, but I'm sure I'd be better off if I had a decent motivation trick or strategy to keep me on task. That brings me to today's open thread topic:

When you have a long list of stuff to accomplish that you know you aren't going to like doing, what do you do to keep motivated and on-task?

Do you drink a dangerous amount of caffeine? Do you meditate? Do you find music that helps you? Recreational drugs (I'm that desperate)? Let us know, and talk about that or anything else, in the comments.

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