Sometimes I have to give myself pep talks in order to accomplish things. It helps if I can watch myself be all motivating in the mirror.
Showing myself tough love is my go-to. There are a lot of challenging questions and remarks like:
“Are you seriously gonna stop studying after only 30 minutes?”
“Stop being a little bitch! You literally lifted this same weight last week–you can do it again.”
“You were not made to be average! Get your shit together and just fucking do it!”
Most of the time these work pretty well. The rest of the time, I just have to accept defeat and vow to do better next time. And that is perfectly fine. 🙂