Decades of science and a whole host of historical luminaries have all come to the same conclusion: if your work involves your brain, then the right answer is just four hours.
Motivation is great when you’ve got it. It makes you excited about things and you’re eager to put your nose to the grindstone and start working. When you don’t have it, however, your productivity can plummet. Instead, stop relying on motivation and start creating systems of habits to get things done.
This is a great article on how we are all just manufactured consumers. I couldn’t agree more. Read this and think about what changes you can make to start enjoying life instead of just going through the motions you were programmed to follow.