Motivating Myself

Hello everybody, I hope your week has been going well!

I had a rough start to the week, writing wise, but it’s turned around since yesterday, which I’m grateful for! I started planning my story out more, which helped so much with actually writing it, since I’ve pretty much been “pantsing” it from the get go.

Anyways, while I was trying to plan for my story and the blog, I found a list I made a while ago titled, “ReMotivation”. I was self-reflecting and trying to figure out why I was feeling unmotivated and unhappy with where I was at.

With the weekend coming up, and in the midst of Camp NaNoWrimo, I figure now is a good time to go through this if you’ve been feeling unmotivated lately! Below, I have an example of what I did if you want to try it out too. If someone does try it out for themselves, let me know if it works for you!

So, here we go!

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Why haven’t I been working as much lately? 

I’ve been lacking motivation


Why haven’t I been motivated?

-I’ve been lack structure in my schedule/routine


How do we solve lack of structure?

-Create a schedule for myself: Time to wake up, when to exercise, when to do house work, when to eat, when to work, when to deal with social media

-Essentially create a routine, and STICK TO IT


Any other factors to consider?

-Practicing what you preach; getting beyond just knowing it and actually believing it and putting it into action

-Self Care: Make sure you’re getting proper amount of sleep, eating properly (eat when hungry and eat healthy!), taking mental breaks

-Inability to focus: Staying focused and productive



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My original list is a lot longer, since I had other reasons for why I wasn’t motivated, but I figure this condensed version gets the point across without being repetitive. After “Why Haven’t I been Motivated?” I went through the “How do we solve ___” for each point I had said in the previous one.

Hopefully, this is helpful to someone else out there, I know it helped me out a lot when I was going through it during that time!

Thanks for reading, and have a good weekend!


-Erin 🙂

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PS: Here’s a great life motto to live by 🤣

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Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website,

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