Getting Motivated!

This Spring I have had some times of struggling with motivation. My house has been not so clean, there are things that should have gotten done but sometimes I just didn't feel like it. One week not so long ago, I was having to get up pretty early in the mornings and so I kind of gave myself license to be a little lazy the rest of the day. That actually didn't work so well and so I started thinking about ways I could work on being more motivated.

 This is still a work in progress for me, but things have been going a bit better and here are some things that work for me in helping me feel motivated:

  • Pray! Ask God to give you strength. I'm not wonder woman, your not wonder woman. The only way we can accomplish anything is with God's help.
  • Get enough rest but set your alarm so you don't oversleep. If you have trouble getting out of a warm bed like I do, set your clothes or robe right next to your bed so you can slip them on immediately.
  • Drink plenty of water. We are more energetic if we are properly hydrated.
  • Wear tennis or walking shoes that make you feel like doing something.
  • When you feel overwhelmed with your dirty house or some big project make yourself get one area or part of the project done. That really helps to make me feel motivated to do more.
  • Set some limits for yourself with time wasters. I can sometimes have trouble with to much computer time. I reminded myself that I only should be online (for fun instead of business) after the kids are in bed and then up to one hour during the day. Period. (That is my current rule and it seems
  • Put on some lively music to work to.
  • Get your children to work with you. Working together is much more fun.
  • Sing!
  • Smile!
  • Get some fresh air.
  • Work fast and energetically. Your will accomplish more.
What helps you to be motivated? I would love to hear your tips!
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