I’ve been thinking about motivation all week and what I need to do to keep myself motivated. I definitely could improve in motivating myself; ever since I graduated college last April, I have found myself in limbo. While waiting for Dustin to finish his degree, I picked up a part time job that was enjoyable but had nothing to do with my degree. I went from going a million miles an hour between work and school and student teaching and classes to twenty. It was really hard to motivate myself because I felt like I had nothing going for me. I especially had a hard time staying motivated around the house and keeping up on the chores!
In this last few months, I have finally started kicking myself back into gear. I realized I needed to start finding things to motivate me and I needed to truly change my perception of my life in order to accomplish things. I remember one day, Dustin coming home after working and classes and I hadn’t moved an inch from the couch. The dishes had remained undone and Rosie was bouncing off the walls because I hadn’t taken her out to play. Although he wasn’t mad, I realized how hard it was for him to come home after I had the entire day off and hadn’t done a thing. Not fair. I realized I needed to find some motivation for myself and stop wasting away on the couch.
I keep myself motivated using the following tricks: