Monday, May 6, 2013

Getting Motivated, or How to get on your little red tricycle and get somewhere.

 

   Hey, anyone out there feel stuck? So many projects you do not know where to start, feel overwhelmed, and you just cannot get motivated to do anything?? Sometimes even just go take a nap, then get up feeling the same way again?

   That is what my friend posted on FB earlier this evening, so, seeing that I have that same problem myself, I 'challenged' her to go get one of those things done in a half hour. I would go do the same, then we would meet back here to tell what we got done.

    Well, what a great idea that was. (Must have been the Lord. =)
We both worked 1/2 hour, then met on FB to tell, and we got so much done.
So, we did it for the next half hour! And again, got so much done.

(I think part of why this worked, is you do not have time to see all there is to do, you just choose one and go for it.) 
I also noticed that I keep up that energy and work for awhile after we stopped 'checking' on each other.

   So, find someone to be accountable to, set a time limit, then come back and share.
And feel free to share this idea too. It works!!

(if you do not have anyone to be a partner with you, you can leave a comment here any time to let me know what you got done. So excited to hear from you all.)

Thanks Lord!!!


Blessings all,
Barb

 PS I told my friend, next time she feels unmotivated just set the timer, work one half hour on anything! Then come let me know what she got done. =)

PSS would love to hear any adaptations of this that works for you, too. =)

OK. Someone said tell what I got done. Here it is.
In 1 hour I...
spray painted two frames and a little metal chair
started laundry
cleaned bird feeder
put some stuff away
picked up boards from driveway
cleaned 2 pieces to be painted
got bank deposit ready, and added names to my business email list. 

3 comments:

Down to Earth Style said...

That tricycle is so classic. We baught some "new" old style ones for our kids when they were little. I wish I would have kept one for my garden.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like a great plan...and it worked. When I think about everything that needs to be done (just MST stuff) it's always overwhelming. I started writing a list at the end of each day of all the things I realistically needed to get done the next day. It works and feels so good to cross them off one by one. As long as I have my list, no need to keep going over everything in my head:-)

DogsMom said...

I have done this with a friend too. And sometimes it gets us started so well it is an hour or more before we break away from our project to report back!