iCloud makes it easier
I don't know if you're able to keep everything in iCloud (apps, files, etc.) but the two times I've upgraded have been a breeze because the new device will sync with whatever you have in the cloud... no reinstalling software, no connecting to your computer. If you're outside the U.S. you might not be close to an Apple store, but if you are, have an Apple Genius take a look at it if you're having problems syncing.
If the problem is motivation... um... can't really help you there.
constant forward pressure