Motivation Needed

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Motivation is a funny thing. How do you get it?? Where does it come from?

I tend to think that my motivation is going to kick in if I make a to-do list. I’ll sit down, write out each item that needs to get done (not in any particular order), look at it, try to mentally prioritize…… Then, I choose the easiest least time consuming item, complete it if at all possible, cross it off and feel really good about drawing that line through at least one thing done. That’s typically where it ends. The list goes to the table, my butt goes to the chair – or sometimes the sofa – and my list of things to do goes undone.

I’m finding it difficult to motivate myself when the list never diminishes in length. The items may change, or at least offer variations from the day before, but by and large I always have about 10 or 12 things listed as “to-do”. And I’m tired…….I’m tired all the time these days. Nothing would make me happier than to be left in bed, or on the sofa for about 3 days. Just to sleep. Maybe watch a little television here and there, but mainly just sleep. I’m not grumpy, although I know it may come across that way…..I’m really just tired.

So tell me…..I need some pointers…..how do you get motivated?? What do you do to keep yourself going after a few of the items get crossed off of your list? Where do you find the energy?

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