In the first parts I talk about how fleeting motivation is and I talk about how I had to work on non-motivational skills to carry out some of my goals. That leaves, what to do when motivation strikes?
Go for it! Like I said motivation is fleeting, capture it when you can.
Just remember to keep things balanced. Shower, cook and eat your meals, get enough sleep, and spend time with loved ones.
This is where the work in my non-motivational skills hit home. If I went to bed which can halt my motivation I can keep up the task even though my motivation waned.
For instance this month. I was able to meet multiple goals. My personal NaMo project was to create a timeline for a fiction series that I might get to someday. Once I found out about the blog posting challenge, I thought that was a great way to build a new blog. I was highly motivated. But, since I did some work to not rely on motivation, I still was able to get some work done on my timeline and I kept at it for most of the month.
Then my editor returned my manuscript for my next book and I was highly motivated to get it published. After that, it was a daily fight between a daily blog post and to format daily until published, until I got it done.
Not to mention my hours increased at work; cutting into my writing time and my cleaning time.
Now that I mention it, I was also not as motivated to clean my floors or my oven, instead I kept choosing to work on my blog and formatting my book. Since I wasn’t waiting around for motivation to strike, I found pockets of time to clean and I finished a day a head of time.
I did short myself of some sleep, but the culmination of everything is winding down. Thanksgiving is over. I published my book and I’m having a free giveaway day tomorrow, (Saturday) and another one on Cyber Monday. I have a new project simmering and NaBloPoMo is ending this weekend.
The only thing that took a real backseat this month is my exercising and running. Earlier this year, my running friend wanted us to join in on the jingle run we have right before our Christmas light parade. Umm, I guess that was tonight. Like right now. Well motivated or not I blew that goal.
Humph. Maybe there is a New Years Day run….