|“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.”|
As writers, bloggers and mothers, we all struggle with motivation. Some of us more than others and at different times than everyone else. I struggle for many reasons during the holiday season. Whether that be due to slight seasonal depression, lack of motivation/inspiration or just being plain busy, this time of year is hard for me to stay on the ball.
A friend of mine, One Caring Mom, does weekly inspirational blog posts at the start/end of the week before a new week begins, and I was so inspired by her idea and asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I borrowed (stole, totally stole) her idea for my blog.
At the end of a long week, the last thing I want to do is sit down and stare at a computer, especially since I do that all week long at work. But at the beginning of the week, I’m usually trying to be motivated and inspired, and it’s hard to keep that momentum going from the start. So with a little help from a friend, I’ve decided to do a weekly motivational series.
Do what it does; keep going.“
or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
This is a great reminder for me, or any writer, because I always worry that I’ll make mistakes and that usually keeps me from doing anything. The fear of making mistakes paralyzes me and keeps from doing anything! But I have to remind myself that I am also so much further than I was 5-6 months ago. I’ve come so far, and if I stop trying, I won’t get anywhere. If I want any chance at making a real go at this, I need to keep making mistakes so that I can keep learning and progressing, no matter how long that process takes.
You have to change what you’re doing, every day, even if it’s just a small thing! Even if it’s just one thing and that one thing is that you write for 15 minutes every day. That one small change can lead you to a whole world of other changes, and that will make a difference!
So make a change this week. Do something different tomorrow. And do that thing every day for a week. Challenge yourself. Change 15 minutes of your day and see what else changes.
What inspires or motivates you? How do you stay motivated? How do you get yourself motivated and interested in writing when you’re having trouble? I’d love to hear your ideas! As always, keep on loving those little ones like only you know how, and make a change this week. Do it for yourself and for your future success. Make any change and see where that change takes you.