And I’m feeling…well, optimistic isn’t quite it. I guess it is more like I’m feeling productive. I submitted my resume for three jobs last night, I’ve got plans to continue the job search this week, I also have plans involving both children. I feel like I’ve got purpose and direction this week.
I guess that that is really part of my problem lately. I haven’t felt like I had any direction at all. It is possible to give that to myself, I just have to work on it. I’ve had a “to-do” list and I generally do an okay job of following it and checking things off, but perhaps I need to really focus on what needs to be done. I need to motivate myself to get up and get moving.
It is easy to say that, to recognize the need for motivation. How do you actually go about motivating yourself when you have no concrete schedule? I guess I need to try making a concrete schedule. Just because I don’t currently have one doesn’t mean that I can’t make one. If I can just get up and moving and get started on the things that I need to do, I think I’d feel motivated and encouraged by seeing progress.
I think I’m going to start by trying to get up at the same time every day and go to bed at the same time. Hopefully, that will regulate my sleep a bit and get my body back into a normal rhythm and give me more energy.
Next, I am going to break down some of my projects and goals into smaller steps and work on them every day. I think if I can start checking things off and see some progress, I will be encouraged to keep going.
Last, as I achieve the goals that I have, I’m going to reward myself. The rewards may not be big and they may not involve spending money (or they may, depending) but I am sure that I can find something to reward myself with that will make me want to keep going.
I feel slightly silly working this out this way, but if it helps me get myself moving again, it can’t be bad. I hope this works. I really need to get motivated again.