ISO: My motivation

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 At 3:57 PM

I don't know what it is about today --if I'm rebounding from my busy summer so far, or if it's because I know I'm on vacation, or both -- but today I woke up without my motivation.

I had planned to spend today on client work, novel writing, and some cleaning and other projects around the house.  When I woke up, however, I felt so blah that I ended up just turning on the TV for a little bit (something I rarely do).  After a couple hours (!), I made myself turn it off and work on some of my client work.

Is it possible that as a nanny, I've gotten so used to being constantly out and about that being home so much saps my motivation?  Today I certainly feel that it's possible.  It makes me wonder how difficult of a transition it will be for me if I ever go back to freelancing full-time (which I would like to eventually).

I think today's solution will be to get out of the house for a bit, maybe to go to a coffee shop and get some writing done there.  I have some errands to run as well, and I am hoping that getting moving will help to energize me.  I've also often found that a change of scenery can do a lot to help get the words flowing when I'm struggling with concentration.  Sometimes the quietness of home can be even more distracting to me than the background noise of a coffee shop.

What about you?  What do you do to revive your motivation when it fails you?

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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