Staying Motivated

I come from a long line of procrastinators. I will put something off, and keep putting it off until it’s late, and then put it off some more. It is something I struggle with every day. “I should really get up and go finish that painting,” but I end up clearing out my email inbox instead. So how do I break this pattern of doom? How do I motivate myself? Well, there’s the ever present To-Do List. This list is usually several pages long and has something new added to it just about every day. And I make a deal with myself: If I can complete three things on that to-do list each day, then I can treat myself with something I’d rather do instead. Now, it takes a lot of discipline to make this work, and it also helps that my husband is my biggest cheerleader, while being my strictest coach. So a support team has helped a lot. It also helps that I now surround myself with other professionals that I admire, and I want to live up to what their expectations of a fellow professional are. I will say, there is one (and only one) upside to procrastination: I have learned to work very well under pressure.

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About sapphireartist

I am.... a Christian who appreciates world religions, a wife, a mother a daughter, a best friend, a strong woman, an artist, a hopeless romantic, a theater buff, a dancer, a musician, a writer, a dog person, a cat person, a sister, an aunt, a food critic, my own worst critic, a world traveler, a lover of freedom, a tree huger, a lover of the sea, a Disney fan, a Virgo, an avid reader, a country girl living in the big city, an actress, a movie goer, a worry wart, a sailor, addicted to cheesecake. I hope to be........well, you'll just have to find out by reading my blog. :)

Posted on August 11, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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