We all have those days when we just can’t bring ourselves to get started on that first task—even though our slightly terrifying to-do list is staring us straight in the face. Some days it’s because we don’t care enough about the subject at hand. Other days it’s because the project is so overwhelming that we have no idea where to start. And occasionally (OK, often), it’s simply because we’re chronic procrastinators.

Thankfully, Wrike has researched quick and simple strategies for anyone who needs that extra push to get things moving. From using the “just five minutes” method to watching short and sweet pep talks on YouTube, here are 16 tips that will help get you in the zone—even when you feel very, very far from it.


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