Monday, June 18, 2012

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

Happy Motivation Monday, everyone!  As always, I could have gone for a longer weekend...I'm sure all could.  Do you think there's some way to petition this to happen?  Or maybe give us a mid-week break by having Wednesday be considered a national "day off?"  Anyone? 

Anyway, despite my desperate plea, I must plug ahead.  My motivation this week is one that I shared not too long ago.  I need motivation to have...well, motivation. 

See, towards the end of last week, I found myself looking through older posts just for the hell of it, and I came across this earlier post. I went through my weekly accomplishments for the week, and damn, this post makes me look like a lazy butt right now.  Seriously, where did I find the time or energy to do all of this?  Granted, a lot has changed since that time..we have a new little girl who demands a great deal of our attention, and we're going on four to five hours of sleep (on a good night) every day.  But still...I feel like I hardly ever get anything accomplished during the day.  Or maybe I'm not recognizing the things I do get accomplished.  Either way, I know I could do better. 

I hate to say it, but this lack of sleep is seriously affecting my ability go concentrate and get work done.  I don't like using that as an excuse, but that, coupled with not feeling well and my PPD has made me have no desire to do pretty much anything.  And I hate that because I'm usually one of those people who can multitask the heck of out things and is constantly going and running all over the place.  I have so many things I need to and want to do, but when I'm working, sometimes I just find myself blankly staring at the computer.  Or I find myself thinking of Aubrey, wondering what she's doing, missing her.  Either way, I can't seem to get anything done.  And I feel just awful about it because I feel like I'm stealing time and completely wasting the day.  I can't keep doing that. 

Every week, I swear up and down that it'll change.  I'll make a to-do list for each day and check things off.  I'll get up early and work out and not miss a day.  I'll get x or y done in the evening.  I'll work in the evening or on Saturday to catch up on hours lost. never happens. 

I really need to do it.  I know, I'm probably beating myself up here and expecting way too much, but I know I can do better.  I have to do better.  Sure, there's no way I can go back to the productivity I had in that previous post, unless a miracle happens and I suddenly catch up on all lost sleep.  But I can at least utilize the most I can out of the 8 or so hours I'm not at home and am kid-free. 

Let's just say that this post isn't just a Motivation Monday post, but rather it's a cry for a little help.  You moms out do you manage?  Does it get easier to find time to do things as the kiddos get older or is it a matter of priorities? 

I need to keep this quote I read the other day in mind:  "Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc…"

So there's my's hoping I can pull it off?

What's your motivation this week?  Link up, sharing a post you've written about the motivation you need this week, and I'll add you to the list!  Thanks!!!



  1. Well that quote about Helen Keller, et al just made me depressed. I'm guessing that Mother Teresa didn't spend hours every day fiddling with her tiny virtual village on Castleville!

    Here's my advice to you - give yourself a break! The no sleeping thing is a legitimate reason for not getting things done. And it WILL get better. At Aubrey's age, I think that just showing up, and managing to keep the house reasonably clean and the kid happy and fed is enough of an accomplishment!

  2. My advice is to not be so hard on yourself. One of my favorite quotes from Theodore Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."


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