From Bed to Shed – Motivation Advice That Really Makes A Difference

Great advice, for writing and exercise alike!

Joanne Phillips

I’m borrowing shamelessly from a pro-cycling term here: ‘From bed to shed’ is the phrase used to describe the most difficult part of any exercise session, namely finding the energy and motivation to get out of bed and retrieve your bike from the shed. The thinking is, once you’re on your bike it’s easier to keep going – starting is the hardest part.

Of course, writing is exactly the same. ‘From [insert any procrastination task here] to computer’ doesn’t have the same ring as ‘from bed to shed’ though, so I’m going to stick with the metaphor and trust you get what I mean. Starting is the important thing – getting your bum sat down in front of the screen, fingers on the keys, mind and body willing (and able) to continue for a while …

Cycling coaches use another useful approach to combat any training reluctance or…

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