Monday, October 22, 2012

The Uphill Climb

Because it's a creative field, writing will always have its ups and downs.  As writers, we need to learn to accept this and go with the flow.  That last downhill to the finish is exhilarating, while the uphill is often stressful.  Enjoy the ride down, but try to enjoy the one up, too.

I'm currently working on revisions from my editor for  my July book, while still dealing with whatever this upper-respiratory thing is.  Not fun.  But life---and work---goes on.  Deadlines don't care.  So because of the crunch I'm in, I'm going to share some motivation links I've saved.  There are tons of them out there and can be found by simply searching the word *motivation*.  So whenever you feel that you don't know where to start to motivate yourself, remember that Google is your friend. ☺

  • PICK THE BRAIN - Grow yourself   The current post here is about motivating self and others.  While at first glance we might think motivating others has nothing to do with our own motivation, getting someone (offspring or partner) to pick up the slack can give us the freedom to become more motivated.  (more PickTheBrain)
  • MOTIVATION123  All kinds of goodies for motivation to choose from.
  • MOTIVATIONAL WELLBEING - From the opening page: "This website contains tons of free motivational tools and resources such as quotes, videos, songs, poems, speeches, articles and much more to assist you in actively pursuing your goals. The goal here is to get you motivated to take action."
  • PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Motivation  Psychology Today is always a good place to start when looking for information on anything related to mental energy and emotions.
If none of the above do the trick, take a look at Penny Rader's post at Bits & Bytes for more great links!

Whatever you find doesn't have to be a lifetime motivation.  If something gets you through the day, but not much longer, that's okay.  Keep working on it until you find something new.  Make a game of it.  Make it a treasure hunt!  Because it really can be a treasure.

That's it for today!  My motivation is a deadline, which I need to start working toward.
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” - Wayne Dyer

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