A week before vacation, my brain and body decided they were already there. I struggled to motivate myself on my WIP, and my exercising regime became sporadic.
I enjoyed the week I was off of work, but it’s now a full week after returning from vacation, and I’m still not back in my groove.
Perhaps it’s the summer doldrums. Our months-with-snow are usually longer than our months-without-snow. My daytime gig as a desk jockey is usually quieter in the summer months before we gear up for budgeting. Right after budgeting, we face a new fiscal year, and things get even more hectic.
So, yeah, summer is a good time to relax, take a deep breath, and get ready to face the challenges.
So, after three weeks, why am I not facing those challenges?
Maybe I’ve hit a snag with my current WIP.
The piece I’ve been working on for over a year is at the point that I actually have to send my baby out into the world and face the cruel rejections coming. I truly dread this.
Maybe I’ve been pushing hard for a while and I need a break. A longer break. Burn out is very real.
Maybe I don’t really know what motivates me, so I struggle to stay motivated.
I’ve adjusted my word count requirements to reasonable levels, but there’s more to it. I just don’t know what that more is.
As far as exercising goes, I suppose this is the epic uphill battle you face when you hate exercising. When it’s always a chore rather than something you look forward to doing. Not sure how to fix that, either.
Time to do some thinking. To analyze what’s going through my brain and why my motivation has evaporated into procrastination. Science may help with this, or it may just be I have to figure things out for myself.
Maybe inspiration will come and get me.
What do you do to rekindle motivation, especially if it’s something you know you need to do rather than want to do? Any tips or tricks you use to escape the procrastination beast?