Do you sometimes feel SO not motivated?
Sometimes I just feel like, 'Duh. What's my life.' My hair feels all greasy, my life feels boring and what's-the-point-of-it-man-ish, and Everything seems just Boring and Listless and Not Right. Mostly I have this feeling after a nice weekend with visitors and chats, or after a really, really, really good book. I feel like my life is so boring in comparison, or I overthink the tiny miniscule problemsthat-aren't-really-problems in my life over and over again till they become enormously major. Sooo, yes. I feel like this now and then. I dare say everyone does. (Does everyone?)
But luckily I know what to do with myself to get myself out of that ugly mood. I thought I'd make a blog post of that. Because t'might help you, perhaps. So here are some things I do to get motivated.
1. I DRESS UP
It doesn't necessarily have to be pearls and tulle and powdered-wig-stuff. I just mean a nice necklace, some bracelets, a leather waist belt, my favourite skirt. That kind of thing. For some reason or the other I get much more motivated when I curl my hair and dress up a bit. It really helps.
For me, anyway.
2. I TIDY UP
This does miracles.
I tidy up. It doesn't have to be a ten-hour reorganisation (although that's fun too, if you're up to it) - I mean stuff like putting the books straight, folding up your cardigans, making up your bed, hovering the darned dust away. For me, changing around some furniture always makes me very happy, too.
3. WRITE DOWN LITTLE GOOD THINGS
Remember this post? If you don't, click on it and read it. Most of my old posts are embarrassing, but that one is jolly nice, even if I do say so myself.
When I'm all kind of upset and unmotivated and what's-my-life-ish, I take a pen and one of my scribble bookies, and fill a page with little good things in my life. Not just 'the birds whistling', 'my parents' and 'my new blouse' but also absurd things like 'that little fluffy cloud in the shape of a spooky heart' and 'my grandparent's play room's door handle' and stuff like that. There are millions of good things, and writing down a page-full makes one very happy.
4. DO YOUR STUFF
For me, at the moment, this would be listening to Glenn Miller, reading 'A Distant Melody', watching 'Gone with the Wind' and writing blog posts.
Go back to 'your stuff' and rediscover how awesome your life is. Because life, although the world is sad and tumbling and has-horrible-things-going-on, is beautiful and we - or at least I know I am - are uber-lucky. Shhh, I know I'm being sentimental. Shhh.
What do you do to motivate yourself?