I don’t know about y’all (even writing my Southern side comes through lol), but I find myself more often than not with no motivation to create, cook, clean, and take care of daily responsibilities. This is partly due to depression and anxiety due to complicated grief, more on that later. When I want to get off of my booty and do something to help myself get back in the game of life, I like to turn to my favorite ways to get motivated again. I hope some of these ideas help you guys, too.
1) Pinterest! My favorite home on the internet.
I love that there are always ideas for anything I need to do and that I can take it with me everywhere I go thanks to my iPhone and iPad Pro. Whether it’s find a great, simple, delicious recipe so that my family thinks I slaved all day cooking, a great color palette to inspire me to create a new printable in Procreate or a rubber-stamped card, I can even find inspiration for writing blog posts!
3) Listen to upbeat music! I love to listen to Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Hanson (don’t laugh, they have grown up and matured but are as great as ever), Matchbox 20, anything that is upbeat to get me moving.
4) Read an inspirational book, I recently got an advanced reader copy of The Joy of Missing Out by Tonya Dalton.
It is a book seemingly written just for me(or anyone that feels pulled in so many directions that they just want to yell UNCLE). It is pretty much a new way of life guiding you to learn to let go of what you feel you HAVE to do or SHOULD do and focus on what is truly important in life. Such as, taking your child to their sports game and actually paying attention and watching instead of looking at your phone and stressing over what else you feel you should be doing. Seriously, this is a must read!
5) Get outside, breathe in the fresh air, take a walk, or just sit outside and soak up the sun. I’m lucky enough to live on a small hobby farm and I tell ya, watching the goats, chickens, and ducks, plus all of the wildlife we have around is a true inspiration.
I’d love to hear what helps motivate you, feel free to comment or drop me an email. Check out my Pinterest boards and pick out something you need to get done today, a meal, a craft, etc and let it motivate you!
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