Have you ever had those kinds of days? You want to create something, write something, bake something, just use that creative part of your brain, but yet just couldn’t get started. I want to write and bake today, but yet just don’t want to get up from my chair. (OK, there is also a hockey game on too – but we’re not going to talk about the score today.) I need a kick in the pants to get going on a regular basis.
As many of you guys know, I love my day planner and making lists. I have abandoned the pre-printed versions of the day planning and started my version of bullet journal. On my weekly page, I have a habit tracker with things like drinking enough water and making my lunch for work, but also have “be creative – 1 hour” as a daily item to do. Sometimes it helps, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes I do something just for the joy of marking it off my to do list.
Sure, I’m still doing NaNoWriMo, kind of, but there are plenty of other things I could or should be doing as well that will feed my creative brain. No, it doesn’t. I have such an “I want to do” list in my head that it would be impossible to get done over the weekend. At the same time, I know that there is so much that I need to get done. My logical brain says that I know I’ll feel better after and get to check item by item off my list, but the lazy bones part of me seems to just hit the snooze button, over and over again.
It all comes down to motivation and not be okay with the status quo. I have goals, some big and some smaller, but they are goals that will both feed the creative beast inside me, but also benefit the family and lead to bigger things. But how do I get the motivation and keep it going? I have no idea. When I find something that works, I’m all in for a few weeks, but then I fall off the wagon and slack off.
So why am I posting this here, where I am not supposed to whine, only positive things? First of all, I do see it as whining, more like talking (or writing) out something that has been bothering me about myself. Sure, I’m putting it all out there, but maybe someone out there has a great idea that will work for me or just the idea that could help keep my motivation.
Does anyone have an idea that could help me? You don’t need to post it, but if there is an idea that could help me, PM me or something.