It’s better to be disciplined than motivated. Motivation will come and go. Discipline empowers you to push past a lack of motivation.
Keep a list of dull, boring tasks. When feeling unmotivated, grab some items off of that list and take care of those. (A Todoist label would be perfect for this as part of my workflow.
During my last unmotivated funk, I realized that because nothing is exciting to me, that means nothing is exciting me more than this boring stuff. And since I don’t want to waste my inspired times on brainless work, this is a perfect time to do those dull tasks.
— When you’re extremely unmotivated, Derek Sivers
Sources of motivation for when I need it: