Thursday, January 15, 2009

Drive and Motivation

In order for me to stay motivated lately, I've had to start listening to my motivation tapes again. Maybe it's the sub-zero weather and the fact that I haven't seen the sun in days, but I have the energy level of a slug.

Today I'm going to listen to music and give myself a pep talk. Sometimes I think it's ridiculous that I have to work so hard to start to work. I guess I'm not the only one though. There are hundreds/thousands of websites that address motivation. Work place motivation, diet motivation, motivation for kids with attention deficit. I guess even Tony Robbins needs a little motivational push every once in awhile. So, I'm not alone.

Something that really works for me is a mini goal. My goal today is to finish one cake topper and start another. I have 5 hours to work on this goal before I have to go to work. When I get home, if I'm not too tired, I have the whole evening to work.

I think my biggest problem is that when it gets dark, I get tired. Once I step into my home at night, (6:45) I'm ready to take a bath, eat and watch TV. I want to start utilizing that time better. Maybe a shower instead of a bath would energize me. If I drank hot tea, listened to music and stayed out of my bedroom till 10:00 I'd get more done.

Here's a link to 16 ways to get motivated. Get off your butt!

I guess I just added another goal to my day. That's to come home, shower, drink tea, listen to music and create. I'll give you an update later.

Hey! I actually see some sunshine peeking through my window!

1 comment:

cathy said...

I noticed years ago when we had a particularly rainy winter, that I am definitely affected by the sunlight (or lack of it) so I try to go outside 15 minutes a day on sunny days even if it's cold. It does make a big difference in my mood and energy.
2 more months til Spring!

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