Don't break the chain is a great productivity tip from Jerry Seinfeld. I learnt about it from Charlie McDonnell's video and decided that I had to try it out. I always leave things until the last minute unless I have some really great motivation not to, and this seemed like it could keep my motivation up. But being the procrastinator that I am, I didn't start until last month(so that's about 2 months of putting it off).
Here's the deal: if you have something that you need to do on a regular basis, you give yourself a minimum amount of time required, you get a calendar(preferably one that has an entire year on one page) and a marker. For each day that you complete your work you get to put a nice big X on that day. After a few days you'll get a chain. Your next goal is not to break the chain.
I have a project for school which I thought would be perfect to test this thing. All I can say is, so far so good. I started about a month ago, I gave myself 15 minuets of work on this project a day and I've managed to keep it up. So far I've done most of my research and have now started translating things that could be of use to me when writing the project.
I always try to get at least 15 minutes of work done because I don't want to fail, I don't want to break the chain. And it's kept me going. So now I plan on doing another don't break the chain this summer, for running, (or jogging, or whatever you want to call it).