I’ve had really low motivation for the past week. Many different factors went into this, but they all begin with the words lack of.
Lack of sleep. Lack of healthy meals eaten at regular intervals (I have a terrible tendency to skip breakfast and lunch, and make it up with snacks. Don’t do this). Lack of exercise (with all our family activities in full swing, it’s easy to let that one go. Especially since I’ve never been excited about working out in the first place).
Lack of excitement about my work, exacerbated by the above factors.
I’ve been writing on willpower, with the aid of an egg timer and a wordcount tool to keep me on track for my word goals.
A bit of social pressure came into play as well. Since I self-identify publicly as a writer, I feel honor-bound to actually do the work.
Those things kept me going through the rough patch. I’ve had a couple of good nights, sleepwise, and I’m feeling all caught up. We’re on break on school this week, giving me time to breathe, recharge, and get my house in shape. I’m no neat freak, but after a while, clutter is just a drag on my spirit. Getting things put away in their proper places lifts my mood.
I’m planning on baking a chocolate cake this afternoon. Now that will really help!
How are you all doing?