So 4 days into this writing every day challenge I don't want to write. And funny enough earlier today I had a student ask me how she could better motivate herself to code. Well, here I am taking the same advice I gave her which is:
Just do it.
Nike I will take my millions by pay pal... pal.
But for real, I told her every day she needs to at least sit down and open her text editor
That is it, she doesn't have to do anything more. But she has to do at least that.
That is all I ever do, I told myself I don't have to write this post today, I can call it quits and stop this challenge today but I can't do so without sitting down at some point, opening dev.to, clicking new post, and that's it. After I do that I can quit.
Here is the dirty little trick. You are hacking your brain a bit, because after you go through the motions of starting inertia takes over. Its easier for you to keep doing what you are already doing then to come up with something new. You have tipped the domino, and chances are the rest will fall.
This is not always the case, sometime the third domino says "fuck the police" and falls sideways. However in my experience, 99% of the time I end up doing it. So long answer short.
Just start it.