Don’t let a daunting task get you stuck. Get a realistic idea of what exactly has to be done, then spark action by taking the pressure off.

Who can this motivation worksheet help, and how?

This worksheet is good for people who have experienced:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Overwhelm
  • Burnout
  • Work stress
  • Dissociation or zoning out

Once you have a realistic idea of what has to be done and you’ve started your daunting task, it will be much easier to either continue to complete the task–or, willingly pick it back up after a little break.

Need motivation to start your daunting task?

“Despite misconceptions, lack of motivation does not have anything to do with laziness.” – Hope Gillette

“Shaking your head and running in the other direction is a common, and sometimes justified, reaction to the most overwhelming projects. But it’s guaranteed to get you nowhere. Even the most daunting task can be wrangled with the right outlook, a solid understanding of the work ahead, and a set of realistic and achievable milestones to check off along your way.” – Eliza Berman

“If you’re feeling a little stuck right now, don’t be hard on yourself. Give yourself time and talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. That’s often the first step towards helping feel better.” – Young Minds UK

“Taking decisive action has the opposite effect of ignoring the problem. It frees your spirit because you’re finally taking action. It feels good, and leads to results.” – Nidhi Eth