I am not one of those people that is a naturally self-motivated or disciplined person. I have to fight a natural tendency to procrastinate like crazy and, quite honestly, be lazy sometimes. I am very easily distracted by things, which I then get sucked in to, and can end up wasting precious minutes/hours of my time.
What happens is that I lose discipline, get distracted, waste time, and then I get frustrated with myself, and feel overwhelmed and unmotivated about what I didn’t do, and what I still need to do. It’s a viscous cycle for me.
I am trying to work harder, with the help and grace of God and support of my hubs, to be a more disciplined and motivated person. Honestly, I have so much on my plate, so many things that I want to do, and do well, that I don’t have time to procrastinate, or be lazy, and then get overwhelmed.
I’ve been working on implementing a daily schedule and routine lately, with the motivation from How to Have Your Cake and Eat it Too, and the practical application from Tell Your Time, to be able to do all of the things that I would like to do in a given day or week.
Since I am not a self-motivated person, I have to look to outside sources for motivation.
So today I want to know:
What motivates you?
How do you keep yourself on track and on task?
What do you do to stay discipline in the midst of distraction?
How do you get back on track when you have gotten off track?
What do you use to get yourself going when you’re feeling overwhelmed?
I can’t wait to be motivated by all your responses!!
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