You have a ton of stuff to do. It all feels overwhelming. It's so much you don't know where to start. So procrastination creeps in, and any motivation dies.
It's a shitty position to be in, but it happens to us over and over again. How do we beat it?
START DOING SOMETHING.
Sounds weird. What is that "something"? It can be anything, even tiny.
Overwhelmed by a huge mess in your house and how much effort and time it will take to clean up? Start with one small thing, like emptying the dishwasher. While you're at it, you will feel compelled to continue with the next thing and the next ...
Stressed because you have to write a 2000 word essay but don't know how? Start by making an outline. And soon, it won't feel that scary anymore to continue and write the first paragraph and then the next and the ...
I've mentioned it before. Motivation is highly overrated. Many think you have to be motivated to take action. Actually, it's the other way around. Action precedes motivation.
Don't believe me? Try it out. When you aren't motivated, just do something. The rest will follow, and soon you are head over heels in whatever you were dreading before.