Motivation Monday

#MondayMotivation: Down Time is Just as Important as Productivity

Have you ever felt like no matter how bad you want to you just can't get started because you're stuck in what feels like several feet of mud? You may be suffering from burnout, particularly if you have been super-busy for a long-stretch. Burnout sucks! (And that's to put it mildly). If you've ever suffered… Continue reading #MondayMotivation: Down Time is Just as Important as Productivity

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#MondayMotivation – Getting Back on the Horse When You Fall

Recently, there was a lot going on (isn't there always). The kids were sick, then I got sick. We had the oldest come in from college for Thanksgiving. I managed to overdo it while running the Turkey Trot a couple weeks ago, and then I managed to step funny on my foot, causing my knee… Continue reading #MondayMotivation – Getting Back on the Horse When You Fall

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#MotivationMonday Create Habits to Make Repetitive Tasks “Mindless” Tasks

When you have a lot of daily tasks, it can be daunting to check them off. Sometimes, too, we develop bad habits with regards to daily tasks. When you have a lot of repetitive tasks, it makes sense to track them as you would a habit, so that they become automatic to you. Define The… Continue reading #MotivationMonday Create Habits to Make Repetitive Tasks “Mindless” Tasks

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#MotivationMonday The Fine Art of Writing a Crappy First Draft

I'm working on a novel, Dances With Crazy, for NaNoWriMo (You can follow my journey here), and I'm 10,009 words in. Those 10,009 words are very rough, they make up what Anne Lamott in Bird By Bird called a "shitty first draft." Giving yourself permission to write a less than stellar first draft is perhaps the most important… Continue reading #MotivationMonday The Fine Art of Writing a Crappy First Draft

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#MotivationMonday Should You Push Through When You’re Exhausted?

I'm TIRED. I have small children who seem to never sleep, a student off at college embarking on his own adventure, a husband to hang out with, two businesses and soon-to-be three blogs. I help with a charity, I work to publish my own original work, and... You get the idea. Some days, I just… Continue reading #MotivationMonday Should You Push Through When You’re Exhausted?