I work from home, so staying motivated and productive without any supervision at all is a main goal. What i have learnt over the past four years is this... routines and habits eventually render themselves obsolete. For weeks, calorie-counting will be what i need to do to eat right and then, suddenly, it doesn't help. Likewise, sometimes i use a site like mytomato or another productivity tracker to get me through the week and other times, it just doesn't work.
I think it is probably best to have a lot of motivational "tricks" up your sleeve and cycle through them - but not just because you can. Be open to needing to change it up, but let the routine do the work for you as long as possible. Jot other people's suggestions you receive when your own system is working down for later - and just because one suggestion hasn't worked before, doesn't mean that it won't be JUST THE THING you need to get over the hump next time.
On this topic, i highly recommend Dr. Neil Fiore's book The Now Habit which although about procrastination broadly, certainly addresses the procrastination we engage in with regards to being healthy and active. www.amazon.com/The-Now-Habit-Overcoming-Pr
Edited by: HFEATHERINA at: 2/2/2013 (20:27)