"It doesn't pay to sit and looking at a mountain of work and commiserate with oneself or the neighbors about it. Turn in- begin, singing if you can- and how the work slips along!
One can say to oneself, "For just this minute, one minute at a time I am expected to be cheerful and to work willingly." Just to eliminate the dams and hindrances of worry speeds up the work greatly."
How to Live Beyond Your Means