I’ve been having some problems with motivation lately. It has been a struggle to get my normal household activities done. Whether it’s cleaning the house, doing laundry, cooking, or grocery shopping; I seem to have a difficult time doing any of it. I’ve been writing everything on my to do list. Having everything written down really helps me be productive. I even ordered a new journal, called a bullet journal, that will help me be even more organized. I can’t wait until it gets here!

Not only do I struggle with completing daily tasks, I also struggle with reaching out to friends and family. I even put making a phone call to someone in particular on my to do list. If I don’t write it down, then I won’t remember to do it, no matter how much I really want to talk to that person. I tend to isolate when I’m feeling down. In fact, I tend to isolate all the time, no matter how I’m feeling. When I’m by myself, no one can tell me that I’m wrong.

I still have a lot to do while I wait for my new journal to arrive. Today has been a very productive day. I’ve done everything that is written on my list (I don’t like it when I’m not able to cross everything off). I try to motivate myself by creating to do lists. It is helpful, but only to the extent that I allow. I often leave multiple things off of my to do lists because I don’t think I’ll be able to complete them and I don’t want to have something on my list that is not crossed off. I’m hoping that this new journal will help me be a little more productive. I’ll let you know how it goes when I receive it.

 

4 thoughts on “Struggling with Daily Motivation

  1. I can totally relate to your blog and sympathise. I am having all the same struggles myself with motivating myself even though things are important. I’ve been putting money aside to pay for a cleaner to come in periodically. I do my grocery shopping online and having it delivered to me because I don’t drive and it saves me a huge effort or a hungry belly. I find these reduce a lot of my stress.

    I find lists overwhelm me, as I often can’t start the things on it; I am glad it is working for you, though! I did manage to do some admin this morning, though. Not bad motivation for a Monday!

    Good luck with your lists and productive days 🙂

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  2. Most days I have no motivation to do anything, especially after getting home from work. I, like you, have a to-do-list quite full of things “that need to be done”. I’ve found the easiest way is to accomplish at least ONE per day. Prioritize what needs to get done first. If its something done daily, do it daily until it comes naturally. Another day, perhaps tackle TWO – the one daily and another. But don’t overwhelm yourself. If one is the only thing you can do, give yourself praise for doing it. Eventually they will all get done.

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  3. I totally relate. My husband, who works long hours, has started doing some of the housework because I can’t bring myself to do much of anything due to the depression. I feel so guilty, he works so hard and shouldn’t have that responsibility on top of being the one that brings in all of the money for us. I am hoping something turns around soon.

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