How to get things done when you don’t want to do anything

Published July 28, 2021


The New York Times quoted Lora Park in a story on how to get things done when you don’t want to do anything. Park, who used to run marathons before having kids and now finds it difficult to find a workout window before dark. Now, when using the treadmill for an evening workout, Park pairs it with Netflix to make running inside more pleasant. Reaching out lifts others, too. “Letting someone know that you are thinking of them is enough to kick-start their motivation,” and reminds them that you care, Park said. Recently, she sent a spontaneous thank-you note to a former college professor, thanking her for teaching a challenging, inspiring class. The professor responded quickly, saying that Park’s email had raised her lagging spirits.




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