I started writing a recipe post for you all, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Also, no Weekend Warriors post this week, as the current, giant project is not yet finished 🙂
Instead, I thought I’d see if I could spark a discussion on something that I have been working on. Self-motivation.
I am lucky enough to have a job that I really enjoy doing. I get to work from home, set my own hours, and create things that I can be proud of. It’s pretty great, and I am very grateful to have this opportunity.
However, it has also been one of the most difficult jobs I’ve ever had. Ironic, right?
My office job, which I did not really enjoy was, in a sense, easy. I had to wake up each morning at the same time, fight traffic, arrive, take scheduled breaks and lunch, and go home at the same time every day. It wasn’t enjoyable, but it was stable. I had a routine.
So now, I’m in a place in my life where I have to set my own routine. What? No classes? No commute? No one is going to yell at me if I’m not at a certain place at a certain time??
I know, I know, it’s the lap of luxury.
It has also been a pretty rude wake up call. I am not that great at self-motivation.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have managed to keep up with my work and be reasonably productive with the rest of my life.
But at the end of each day I just think of how I could have done so much more with my day.
So, I thought that I would appeal to all of you, my wise learned friends and family, for any tips and tricks that you may have for getting in a routine and maximizing your time 🙂
It’s something that I know a lot of people struggle with. And I am working very hard to improve.
Some things I am working on are having goals of all sizes, finding a routine, and holding myself accountable for all the things I need/want to do.
I would love to hear any success stories, tips, tricks, or problems that you have/are facing!
Also, I will leave you with a few images that inspire me, and some words to live by.
And also, whenever I face something difficult, I respond with these words: Challenge Accepted.