Monday Motivation – Up and At Em!

Good morning and welcome to the work week. I know it sucks but let’s try to start things off on the right (and positive) foot. If we can get it together and get motivated we can accomplish so much more than is we went into the week dragging our feet. So up and at em! Let’s get shit done!

This week I am going to get back to using my editorial (blogging) calendar. I have started writing again but I haven’t been able to do much more than the usual week to week events, like this post, but I want to do a lot more. So I have to get organized and start writing things down. I can’t write without ideas to start with, right?

In addition to that I am hoping to begin writing posts in advance again, I used to before I took that little break. Right now I am just writing what is easy whenever I can and quickly posting it so I don’t feel like crap. I have thinking ahead and writing things that are more interesting and that sound better. The only way to do that is to edit better, and for that I need time.

I had started this blog wanting to write about science and philosophy and how they have affected my life. I wanted to help people think more and see the extraordinary in the ordinary. I hate that I haven’t been able to accomplish that but rather than dwelling on it I need to fix it. I have to try harder, I have to focus, and I have to live what I preach.

This week I want to spend less time browsing social media and more time reading and listening to podcasts. I have to get my brain cells working, I have to remember how to think about things.

The reason I forgot is because I’ve gotten into a bad habit of scrolling Facebook and Pinterest for too long. At first it was for “inspiration” but it’s gotten out of control. What makes it so hard is that browsing these networks makes you feel as though you are accomplishing a task but at the end of it your brain feels more empty than when you began. Social media has a time and a place and that is not everywhere nor all day.

This week I am also going to try to relax a little more. These past few weeks I have felt stressed and wound up tight and it’s beginning to affect me physically. I think my mood swings have been due to stress and a lack of decent sleep, or it’s PMS well find out soon. Either way though I need to rest. I need to stop and breathe and take care of myself a little. I have to pull back a little and get my mind clear. I have to give my body a break.

So that is about it this week. Not quite as intense as usual but still some progress to be made. I need to write and I need to relax, that’s it. I hope you can start the day with your mind clear and focused and I hope you find the motivation to accomplish your goals whatever they are. Good luck!

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

4 thoughts on “Monday Motivation – Up and At Em!”

  1. It’s good to take a breather now and again, so I’m glad to hear you plan to do that this week. All last week, I spent it reading, where I managed to read two—though maybe not impressive, it’s a lot than how many I’ve read before. Today I’m back to my coursework and other writing tasks, a slow process after not doing it for a while; part of me wants to relax some more, read, but if I do that I’ll be on an even tighter schedule. Your post has helped me try a bit harder to get back on track. I wish you luck with your week, too!

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    1. Thank you! I am trying to read more too and so far I am doing better but not as well as I’d like. I plan to take a complete break from everything soon but until then I have to settle for a day here and there and small moments. Glad my post helped you :)

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  2. Ah, yes, the social media trap – I can definitely relate! I’ve resorted to enforcing a time limit on FB. Doesn’t always work, but it’s a start.
    Hope you have a positively productive and fulfilling week!

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    1. Yeah I had to limit myself to only going on Facebook and other networks for when I can slack for a moment at work and early in the morning just to catch up on what is happening in the world. I hope your week is productive and fulfilling too :)

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