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Motivation Monday

What motivates you?

Good morning and welcome to Monday (or Tuesday if it happens like that for you). I had quite the busy weekend, but not word wise, which is discouraging. And again, in my absence you were all so awesome!

How is your bingo going? Did you notice we have the last Rainy Days and Mondays of the year? Have you checked out the words of the day lately? We are kicking butt with the prompts!

So, I’m in the midst of the whole ‘making my life a better place’ – although, aren’t we all? – and there is so much improvement needed. Make more words, move more, eat less, be nicer (believe me when I tell you that you folk get all the nice I have to give and the people who come into my office are all generally SOL), keep the house neater, groom the dog more often, drink all 8 glasses of water, read more books, find a way to alter time and fit it all in. You know the drill. And then, of course, with so much to get done, it frequently seems impossible, just one long day at work and I have no ambition but to sit in front of CSI episodes and play Panda Pop. (True story.)

I’ve found a ‘pin’ to motivate. Actually several, but one in particular ”Punch today in the face.” I don’t know if it’s meant to just justify your feelings on a crappy day, but I take it as motivation. At any point in a crappy day I can choose to punch the bad day in the face and make it a better day. Get my steps in, do the dishes, ramble out some words. It works for me.

What works for you? Do you have a go to phrase that brings you back from just wanting to sit on your butt and pretend the world doesn’t exist? Do you have a quote that makes you strive to be the person you want to be? Is there a saying that makes you get up and go?

I really wanna know!


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Jun. 13th, 2016 03:03 pm (UTC)
"Punch today in the face."

Being in Orlando, at present, this is going to motivate me to get through the day. And probably the rest of the week.

Jun. 13th, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)

*moar hugs*
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC)

*curls up and takes a nap*
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think with me I have to have lists. And anything I have to do has to be on the list or I have to add it to the list before I can do it. And the lists have to be prioritized. Disorganisation really gets to me, things got really disorganised over exams and I've just reorganised everything. I also just got control of my uni society's email account and have been able to sort the inbox. I've been staring at it and twitching for months. 600 odd emails, not filed in any way *shudders*. I'm buzzing now it's all tidied, one email in the inbox and eight correctly labelled folders for important archive emails! :D

... I'm kinda stir crazy at the moment. It's horrible weather, I've gone from living with seven other people and having social events every two days to living with one person and everyone else has gone on holiday or back home.

Yet I still can't get the words out. I'm just spending all day, staring at the rain, listening to Busted and watching the Euros *sigh*

Edited at 2016-06-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC)
I was JUST talking to someone in the office that busy people do get more done. Fitting it all in, makes you appreciate time management more and time in general more.

The rain and the Euros will pass. You can do this!
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC)
It's just this week I'm free. I thought it would be great to have nothing to do and live on my own but nope, just bored out of my mind.
Next week I only have two free days and I've got to pack my whole live up basically to go back home. I prefer being busy to having nothing to do, I feel lost a little
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
Motivation can be a tricky thing. And I love that quote, too.

I don't know that I have a quote that motivates, but I do know that other peoples' reactions to my creative work motivates me to do more. Knowing how I feel after I workout inspires me to get off my butt and do it (usually although lately...).

But together, we can do anything, right?
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)
THAT is an excellent motivator! And it does generally make me work on a next chapter when I'm feeling blurg about something.

And yes, divided we are each awesome. Combined we are AWESOMESAUCE!
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
And while I know I shouldn't rely on others' response to push me forward, it does seem to be the greatest motivator. :D And really, one good comment can make you feel differently about anything.

Jun. 16th, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
OMG! I totally missed your icon!

That is actually the one phrase I would wear across my ass!
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
The crazy pants one? I only just made that this morning and made it my default ('crazy pants' is one of my husband's nicknames for me), so it was actually still Warren's pretty face yesterday. :D

HAHAHAHA. A lot more appropriate (for me) than 'juicy' or any of the other things I've seen on underwear lately!
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
That makes sense that I didn't see it then!

It is the name I use to refer to a former vice-presidential nominee. And anyone that I think is occasionally that much of a nut bag, which frequently includes me. ;)
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, it does! Feel free to steal it if you're so inclined. :D

HAHAHAHA! It's also what I call my cat, Buddy. And then my husband will always say, "But I'm not wearing any pants, Mama!" As you can imagine, I continue talking to the cat and my husband continues to supply Buddy's responses. Maybe the cat's not the crazypants in the family after all! :D
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)

You should bring Buddy to the vet to check for eye irritation at the excessive eyerolling he has to do.
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
Heh. He's a cat, I'm not exactly sure he actually pays us enough attention to warrant an eye roll. :D
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:46 pm (UTC)
I was going to commit to a Bingo...but as scattered as this month has been, I haven't done so yet. I still might though...we'll see.
Jun. 13th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
Well, the prompts will still be there, even if you don't get to them in June.
Jun. 13th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
Many my quotes tend towards the 'hopeless' in some way - Ashleigh Brilliant being my quote guru, with examples like 'Singlehandedly, I fought my way into this mess' and 'I try to take one day at a time but sometimes several attack me at once' and such.

BUT, lists (and actually you know, checking them) help sometimes. Sunny days help, having an actual hour free to write is good, and then there's this comm, which is just the best thing ever!

I am going to aim for more motivation this week - yesterday I went for a walk after work and that helped enormously, so I'm going to do more of that this week, and then tidy up the latest FINALLY FINISHED WIP and get it off to beta!

Edited at 2016-06-13 09:27 pm (UTC)
Jun. 14th, 2016 02:08 pm (UTC)
You are both right about the lists. crossed of ticky boxes are sexy and feel good!

Jun. 15th, 2016 11:11 pm (UTC)
My kids keep me going. When I think I can't take any more, when I feel like falling in the bed or just falling and never getting up, I look to them. I can remember times when I have been literally covered up by them trying to cheer me up.

As for quotes to get myself going, one of my tried and true go tos is "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." I've found it's true for just about everything work wise.

I've also found that it helps to remember the worse jobs we've had in life and whenever the hours themselves are kicking my ass as they were last week, I remind myself that every time I get extra money I end up needing it. There's a reason why the Lord gives us what He does.
Jun. 16th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
Those are very beautiful things! YAY YOU!
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