Today is one of those mornings that I just want to go back to bed. I have a number of things I need to get done for the upcoming release of The Regal Pink, but I can’t seem to gather up the gumption to do them. I thought about posting today and wondered what in the world I could write about and settled on sharing some of my coping mechanisms for the lack of motivation.
1. Allow yourself to rest.
Sometimes we just don’t have the gumption because we need to rest. I find that if I can give myself a little space, then I can build up the energy to do something.
2. Make a to do list.
I have never been much of a list maker, but since I’ve become an author, it has helped to keep better track of the things that I need to do. I no longer can physically write, so all of my notes are digital. This really comes in handy because I can see them on all of my devices that way.
3. Plan a reward.
The reward system is not just for other people or little children, it can also be for yourself. If you need to motivate yourself to do something, if there’s something you want to achieve. Allow yourself a little treat for doing it. I do.
4. Listen to some upbeat or encouraging music.
When I was able to get up and move around and exercise, I would listen to some lively music that would help me get going. For most people, this is a help. These days that doesn’t really help so much, instead I use music as a relaxing tool more than a motivator.
5. Say a prayer
They should probably be at the top of my list. The best way to start a day is committing your day to someone who can handle it.
6. Add something living to the picture.
I love green, and I love plants. Sitting by my large window that has most of my plants in it, lightens my spirit, and in so doing motivates me. I also like to have these fresh flowers by my chair. Flowers are almost always on our grocery shopping list.
7. Just start.
Sometimes all you need is that first step. Even if you have something large to accomplish, it starts with one action which leads to others. Hopefully this will be like a domino effect and keep you moving in the right direction.