If you ever find yourself in need of a motivational kick in the pants to push your career to the next level, the Internet can provide. For instance, on days when it seems impossible to sit down and get to work, sites like Zen Habits can help. A popular stop on the self-help and "getting things done" online circuit, this collection of tips, tricks, and ways to improve your mood, finances and career is uplifting, even if only for a moment. Sometimes a moment is all it takes.

Kick start your day with a browse through the Productivity and Organization section, where you'll find lists on things like 16 Ways to Get Movitated When You're In a Slump, How to Actually Execute Your To Do List, and Top 20 Motivation Hacks.

Zen Habits weaves in and out of the world of Getting Things Done, David Allen's almost cult-like program for productivity. Although some of what you'll discover there falls squarely into the category of common sense, knowing it and doing it are two different things. Motivation can be mysterious and fleeting, especially on a spring Monday. If you're having trouble getting started and the second cup of coffee isn't helping, have a browse.

--Don Willmott