Finding some motivation

I’m not going to lie, 2018 has been off to a rocky start.

In fact, I don’t acknowledge the first two months because I’m starting over in March.

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But one thing I’m proud of, is revamping my blog. I’d been putting it off for years and kept making excuses as to why I couldn’t. But alas, we’re here now and that’s what matters.

I’ve really been struggling with finding the right kind of motivation. over the last few weeks. Beyond the multitude of things going on in my personal life, I just haven’t felt inspired. When I’m in a slump, I usually watch YouTube videos or re-organise my Pinterest boards.

This time, I came across a video from one of my favourite creatives, furry little peach. Her topic? How to work when you feel blergh. 

The timing couldn’t be more perfect and she had some tips that really resonated with me. She’s a freelancer with her own successful business along with multiple other projects, and as she mentioned in her video, waiting around for motivation isn’t efficient.

“Waiting to be motivated isn’t enough, you need to be able to learn how to work even when you don’t feel like doing it”

This was something I hadn’t thought about before. I had always assumed that waiting for the rush of creativity, energy and motivation was how you churned out work. But actually, it’s about knowing that the work will get done regardless, motivation or nah. I felt like this really resonated with me in the midst of an unusual energy slump.

My word for this year is all about discipline and it’s a whole process, guys. Trying to stay on track with brainstorming ideas, reaching my goals and finishing my other projects can be so overwhelming.

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And once again, I was on YouTube when I saw this video by Lavendaire. I’ve mentioned her before, but her content is helpful when I need to pull myself towards myself.

In this particular video, she talks about the habits of successful creatives – some of which you may have heard before.  It helped to refresh my memory and refocus my goals.

I’m certainly not perfect at being productive or finding motivation to do things, but I don’t ever want to sabotage myself. It’s really easy to get into a cycle of not getting things done and then being upset when someone else seems to do it so effortlessly.

Self-care also encompasses doing things that you don’t want to, examining toxic behaviour and creating better habits too.

I’m nowhere near being as motivated as I should be, but I had been slacking on content and finally wrote this post.

The work got done even when I didn’t think it could.

Also, thank you for all the kind comments about the new name/logo!

-A

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