Do you lack motivation sometimes? I get those days–I have NO desire to do anything. That’s why I go by the 15 minute rule. I take the thing I am dreading the most, set a timer for 15 minutes (or 5, or 10, or whatever my heart can commit to) and then GO. I love taking a before and after picture; it seems to motivate me even more so that I can see how much I got done in such little time.
I did this with my kitchen (above). Holy COW I wanted to do nothing today, and felt overwhelmed and frustrated. So I just said, “Fine, I’ll do it, 15 minutes and that is IT.” So I went to work. After 15 minutes, you’ll see it wasn’t perfect, but what kitchen would you feel less stressed about? It lifted a huge cloud off of me and suddenly I found my Mo-Jo. I then proceeded to get through work, clean most of the house, heck I even finished a dissertation chapter. Not too shabby for thinking it was going to be designated pajama and Haag’n Daas day!
This is a fantastic way to jump start your day. You may find that the one thing that was depleting your energy was just you stewing over the thing you wanted to tackle the least!
What are some ways that you get yourself motivated?