(By Galaxy Eyes – artwork for sale here)
I was thinking and wrote something-something a la 86400 seconds but with less maths.
If you ain’t into that, have a nice Monday and I’ll see ya’ll later.
When you’re motivated, you do better at most things. You work longer, think of better ideas. When you feel motivated, doing things is a little easier, and has a little extra energy. You can work a little harder, stay a little longer, try a little more.
Motivation is a weird thing. Sometimes it can leave you for days, weeks or months on end, and everything just feels so hard.
Sometimes you get super motivated because of something that happens, what someone says to you or just by a random thought.
I get motivated by weird things. What I have found is that it is important to keep connecting to the things that motivate me. If I do that, I keep feeling that positive Let’s Do Dope Shit and Get Shit Done type thing, and that flow keeps me working.
Today I wanted to give you a (rather intimate) peek into the people, places, memories and things that motivate me. I think about them, and I get a little surge of energy to do more, work harder, go an extra mile.
Some of it’s interpersonal, sentimental, and other things are materialistic or just simpleton silly stuff. But hey. If it works, it works.
I read this article by Lisanne in January and I remember thinking “YES.”
One, because I agreed and two, because I had been wanting to write about that for a while then too.
Now, as in agreement with my true nature, I got distracted, busy, procrastinated (order may have varied in an over-and-over type of cycle of those three things for a while there) but I did keep it in the back of my mind. Doing nothing. And that we should do more of it, guilt-free.
I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Selfishness-in-the-good-sense, healthy egoism, giving yourself what you need and most importantly:
How you can live your life, constantly giving to yourself so you and your life (and those in it) will be better for it.
Are you in a funk? Stuck in rut? Same shit, different day? Newsflash: We don’t have to do things the way we always do them. We can do things differently.
This is a a very easy method I sometimes use to help myself think outside of the box and get unstuck. Here is article by Steve Pavlina that inspired me to do something similar.
Click below for what I do.
I love a good, original self help idea, and about a year ago Marlous from Last Days of Spring wrote a blog post about personal mind mapping that I have been a fan of ever since. You can read the original article here. If you click ‘read more’, you’ll learn why I think mind mapping is useful, how I use it and how you could use it!
Sometimes you guys ask me questions. And I think about them. And then I want to answer. But I forget, I have no time, or I have a brain wave and write something that I find hilarious but that isn’t even remotely helpful.
A question that people ask me a lot is how to make a big decision. Like, a big, potentially life changing decision.
I’ve been thinking about this question a lot. I don’t think I’m the best person to answer it. Then again, I’m not the worst either.
So here’s how to make a big decision, after the jump.
(Not my real and meaningful vision board, but yay visual extra content. Plus, do really want that girl’s sweater.)
Visionboards are all the rage when one year draws to a close, and a new one begins.
For those of you who don’t know, what you do when you make a vision board is you basically create a beautiful collage that represents what you want to have, what you want to do, and what you want to be. It’s basically creative visual (and hopeful) planning.
And it gives us something to do. Us bitches get bored.
I did mine for 2015 for the 50 Days Until 2015 E-Book. It is totally the same as in the book, but the text is edited and updated to my Actual 2015 here and there.
Wanna see? Actual vision board and article on it below!
“Before the New Year was rung in, I spent a couple of mornings thinking about 2015. I read some great articles that really helped me form clear, simple ideas about how I want to live.
It wasn’t so much about goals, it was about more about how I wanted to do things in general. A way to think and act in everything that I do. A Code, if you will.”
For the first Code of Conduct, click here. For the second one, click ‘Read more’.