This is going to be a tough one.
Tonight more than ever, I am finding it difficult to stick to my goal of writing one blogpost per week until the end of the year. With working six days in a row, playing music late into the night with my band, serving at my church, and fighting a slight cold, I feel like I've been running at 100 miles per hour this week without any time to catch my breath. The last thing I want to be doing right now is writing. I'd much rather be asleep in my bed.
However, I set a personal goal for myself and I'm not going to let a few variables get in my way. Especially when the task I want to accomplish is so close to being complete.
Unfortunately, lethargy is quite a common thing in my life. There are far too many moments in which I am not motivated whatsoever. Not texting a friend is easier than actually texting them, hitting the snooze button is easier than waking up, and not writing a blogpost is easier than writing one. I could make a whole list of things that I would rather not do than do, but I won't.
It's easier not to.
Over my years of struggling with laziness, I've found that there isn't much one can do in order to make it disappear completely. If anyone has discovered the secret, please, let me know. For myself however, I've found there is one sure-fire way for me to somewhat combat it.
I'll pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and think as loudly as I can to myself, "JUST DO IT".
I find myself doing this a few times a week and it always works. In fact, I had to do so in order to find the motivation to write this.
I'm glad I did.
There are only three more weeks left in 2016 and I am looking forward to writing a blogpost for each one. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and as hard as it is to stay committed, I'm happy I have so far.
So if you find yourself unmotivated this week, if you can't seem to get started on that thing you should be working on, or if you just need some sort of kick to get you going in the morning, let me be the first to tell you...
JUST DO IT!
You'll be glad you did.