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Motivationally Challenged

If knowing is half the battle then I’m halfway to victory. After extensive soul searching, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m lazy. Lazy might be a little harsh, let’s say time management deficient.                                                                                                                                                 

My moniker of choice is “I don’t have enough time.” If I might keep it “real”, truth is I for the most part have the time to do what I want and need to do, its just that I choose not to use my time wisely. If its something I would rather not do, I will put it off and put it off until it becomes a source of stress for me. Sounds like procrastination on top of the time management deficiency. I got problems.

 Sooooo what do I do about this teeeeeeny imperfection of mine? *shrugs* Somedays I’m on it, other days not so much. I have big dreams and the truth of the matter is if I can’t wrangle my laziness time management deficiency/procrastination issues and will myself to do things when I don’t feel like it, how will I obtain those goals. I guess my desire isn’t as strong as my will and I have a major problem with that. Getting it together is at the top of my list….the one that I have a hard time following. I’mma get it together. Starting this week. For real. Like as in today. Making a schedule and sticking to it. The revolution will be “blogarized” on Friday. Wish me well. I WILL do this. *writes down weekly agenda*

How do you push yourself to get things done when you just d*%n don’t feel like it?

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14 Comments

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    August 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Well, what do you know…I was thinking needed to give myself a kick in the rear because I am LAZY! Not time challenged, just plain lazy. And I like to blame the kids for not getting things done…

    Good luck this week!
    Melisa – Mommy This and That recently posted..Friday Five: 5 Ways to get a Guy…to Run the Other Way

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    krissy
    August 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Honestly, I just have to talk myself into it. I talk myself into a lot of things I don’t wanna do. Sometimes I’m my only source of motivation lol
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    Sha Boogie
    August 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Motivationally challenged sounds so much better! Sign me up for that, lol. When I find myself saying “I’m lazy” I have to remember how much work it is being a wife & mom! Then I pat myself on the back 😉
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    Roses daughter
    August 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I like motivationally challenged! I don’t think it’s laziness, I just there is so much to do and so little time!

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    Nicole
    August 9, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Yep, write it down. Then I have to make sure a check it the night before and the day of to stay on track. Girl sometimes it gets really bad and I don’t think you’re alone.
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    Nerd Girl
    August 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

    You are definitely not alone! I was just talking to my mother the other day about how…trifling I can be. I’m working on it primarily because I don’t want my daughter to be trifling.

    I’ve started making lists – short lists – of things I will accomplish on a given day. I don’t overwhelm myself, because then I’ll end up doing nothing. Yesterday’s list – choose a Bible verse to memorize, go to the gym, wash the dishes. Overly simple, yes, but it helps me. Today’s list – go to the gym, fold the laundry. Baby steps!
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    Optimistic Mom
    August 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I am actually in the progress of writing things down again in an agenda. I was using my phone calendar and honestly, it is good event reminders but not for the many “to do’s” throughout the day. I think we make time for the things we really want to do and put the others off. I found this particularly true for things that no one is holding us accountable for. As you work on managing your day, don’t forget to schedule in some time for yourself. I know I do! 🙂
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    Cam
    August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    i battle the same issue! i try to set reminders for myself and stick to them. it doesn’t always work but it helps sometimes.
    Cam recently posted..Finding “Me” Time

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    Baby Shopaholic
    August 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I like to get things done early. I never put things off because I will stress about it and won’t have any peace, so I get it done. You should get a weekly routine (Sat: Shopping Sun: laundry Mon: blog etc…. Then a plan for each day, make sure you add lil mama in the plan, that will get you way off if you don’t. Plan what you are going to do durning her nap time that you can’t do while she is up.

    Also, use the calender in your phone! Mine is loaded. As soon as I have a date/ appt I put it in with a reminder the day before if I need it. I can go on all day, hope this helps you.
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    Carla
    August 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    If this isn’t my BIGGEST problem..

    Sometimes I get overwhelmed from the things that I knowingly ignore them, wishing that they’d just fade into oblivion. I’m aware that such is not the responsible thing to do, and it’s definitely a habit that I need to break.

    I do believe that lists have some type of magic over me that saves the day. I usually update my Jorte calendar on my phone – or, I sync my Google Calendar with my Jorte calendar on my Evo. I always tell myself that I’d remember, when I usually don’t. I’m a person that needs order and you’d think I would never procrastinate to obtain and retain that order.. sigh. I need an intervention..

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    YUMMommy
    August 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I pray. God and my faith have always gotten me through. I also read Joel Olsteen’s Live Your Best Life Now for Moms when I’m feeling really defeated and lazy. That book always gets me ready to kick it in high gear.
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    caramel glam
    August 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    OMG! I suffer from this same disease. I don’t know what if wrong with me. I am praying for discipline when school starts. I have one more week of nothing then I need to get on a schedule that I created for myself. Please pray it goes well for me!
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    Prototype Mama
    August 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I am all over the place too and like you I’m in the process of getting it together— it’s hard when you wear many hats throughout the day expect your own hat! It’s ok, we’re not the only one, I’m sure 🙂
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    GG
    August 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’m glad you’re not calling yourself “lazy”! Anyone who reads your blog and can easily see that you’re not lazy by any means. I think we’re all motivationally challenged at times. Perhaps while you’re making your lists and scheduling your time – be sure to build in time for R & R. Are you already doing that? I’m not great at it, but one thing I faithfully do is I never overschedule my weekends. I know that when I don’t have time to relax and recharge, I’m no good so I’d rather say no to certain things. When you’re too busy and don’t create time to be still or just veg out or whatever then you’ll start “stealing” that time from other forward moving things you want to do. I’m working on this too!

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