Lately though, I'm struggling.
Being ill for a while slowed me down, and I can't seem to speed up again!
(Do I need to speed up I ask myself? Well, I quite like slow, I don't like to rush, but I can get bored with myself too. I like challenges and the sense of achievement that comes with getting things done.)
So what does the famously motivated Leo Babtua do? See http://zenhabits.net/top-20-motivations-hacks-overview/
Goal setting. Hmm.
What do I want to achieve today? So little really. I'm just coasting along, I'm getting lazy. My goals such as they are seem so mundane I'm embarassed to write them down, and as for making charts and giving myself marks and stars etc...isn't this childish? A bit pathetic? Feeble? I shall analyse my goals....sometimes it all sounds so, I don't know, obsessive, geekyeven! Why can't I just do it? (I do beat myself up a lot when I feel like this. Do you? It's not helpful.)
I've just remembered my word for this year is 'lighter' - so I could start by taking this more lightly and laugh and have a wee bit of fun with it....
I started thinking about this on Sunday morning and to motivate myself I though a cup of real coffee outside would be good to get me going. So what do I find when I lift the new packet of coffee off the shelf? It's called Lazy Sunday Coffee. Not the idea at all!
I see that one of my problems with goal setting is I set BIG goals then part way throught the day I realise I'm not going to get anywhere near achieving them and get disheartened. But 'baby steps' - another approach that does work feels just that - 'babyish'. I'm not a baby! So where is the happy medium for me?
By tomorrow I'll have some solutions - that's my goal.....What works for you? Do share.
Well that's novel!! I just checked to see if the link to zen habits worked and met this:
Page lost, a haiku
Our search is lonely
a footprint left in pure snow
blown into nothing
Don't worry...go into archive and scroll down to 2007, Feb 17....