catmoon wrote:A practice that works for me lately is to say "I will sit for five minutes". That is an easy committment to make and once you get started, it almost always goes longer. But if it doesn't, the trick is to not worry about it and keep doing it two or three times a day.
Start small, plant a seed.
I also used that little trick to great effect - my "deal" with myself was to get up early in the morning, and if I didn't want to sit that was ok, just go into the shrine room, bow once to the Buddha and leave. No problem.
I never left without sitting.
That said - I get what the OP is saying - that sense of inertia, the "tomorrow I will do better" nonsense that is so easy to believe. My own sitting practice has been absolutely rubbish these last few months.
Hang in there, big guy, it happens to all of us.