You have to be a self-starter and independently motivated

The topic of motivation was on my list of things to write about this week and today I’m finding just about no motivation to do anything.

As a stay at home mom you have to be a self-starter and independently motivated to get through the day and today I’m just not feeling it. I’ve been fighting off a little bit of an ear ache from my allergies and I haven’t slept well the last few nights despite going to bed on time. Running again is pulling some of my energy stores away from the rest of my day, but mornings around here seem to be hard.

It’s funny how my running schedule is keeping me motivated. It would be so much nicer if my mom life had an instruction manual to keep me on track. I have google and my to do list, but those are self monitored. I guess maybe I’m one of those people that needs a boss to tell me what to do on days like this!

This morning as I looked for a motivational quote to get me going, I ran across a list of How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Simple Tricks:

It defines motivation as your desire to do something with your personal life, at work, in school, or any hobbies.

It also suggested these steps:

  1. Create a Positive Environment
  2. Celebrate Small Wins
  3. Surround Yourself With Motivated People

What do you do to keep yourself motivated when you can’t seem to get yourself going in the morning?


Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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