Good morning on this rainy (in North Carolina) Monday. We have two weeks of homeschool left (forever!), a wedding coming up on June 11 (my daughter), and of course the never-ending home to-do's cleaning, three meals a day, pets to take care of, check-ups to schedule, it's enough to make me want to hide under the covers!
I much prefer to have time and space for creating, planning, and selling. I prefer to outsource cleaning, but I don't have anyone at the moment and even looking for someone right now feels overwhelming. When things "pile up" like this I tend to slip into a reactive mindset, just doing whatever pops into my mind without any prioritizing and making very little progress. Of course, it's ok and even advised to take a day off for a reset (I did that yesterday) or a "life admin day" I will definitely do that one day this week, but I also need to LEAN IN.
It's common to have these feelings of unmotivation and overwhelm when big things are happening, it's just one way our brain tries to keep us safe in our comfort zone.
Is there any area of your life where you are feeling unmotivated to do something that you previously really wanted? If so "future pace" yourself. Use your imagination. How would you feel if you took action today and six months from now your goal was reached, and your life looks different/better? If you do nothing and don't reach your goal, how will you feel in six months? Will you wish you had taken action today?
Every night tired "evening Gael" tidies the kitchen and sets up the coffee for the morning, even though she just wants to crawl into the bed, it's a gift that she knows "morning Gael" will love! And, I do, it makes my whole day happier and my spirits are lifted to start the day with a calm clean environment. What can you do for the future you today? This week?
I heard on a podcast this week that Tolkien almost didn't publish The Lord of The Rings! He was encouraged by his friend CS Lewis.
"The unpayable debt that I owe to [Lewis] was not 'influence' as it is ordinarily understood but sheer encouragement," Tolkien wrote in a letter to Dick Plotz, "Thain" of the Tolkien Society of America, in 1965. "He was for long my only audience. Only from him did I ever get the idea that my 'stuff' could be more than a private hobby. But for his interest and unceasing eagerness for more I should never have brought The L. of the R. to a conclusion."
We all need encouragement! We all need to be reminded of our potential and of our dreams & goals, the big scary ones and the practical ones like daily habits and consistency.
Seriously if Tolkein didn't believe in himself, what hope do the rest of us have??
This is exactly why I created Goal Minders! We start tomorrow night, and you don't have to "do anything" (just jot down a few goals to share) come as you are, and enjoy the process.
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I'll see you there!