Welcome to my entry for Working Mommy Wednesday...our prompt this week...
"What motivates you every day?"
I'm not sure that I have a single, daily motivation, but there are certainly a few things that keep me going...
- I'm a PLANNER and a GOAL SETTER...I like to have something to look forward to and a sense of the bigger picture. It's pretty easy to get mired into stress of daily living, but having something to look forward to or a long term goal makes it easier to stay positive. We usually have a big Family Adventure that we look forward to for several months. Knowing that there is a get-away in my future makes it a lot easier to get myself to work every day. I am also looking forward to three triathlons...that's a huge motivation to get myself to the gym in the morning. Planning helps me stay on top of all the little things that can accumulate. I am diligent about my calendar and to-do lists so that I accomplish everything that needs doing.
- I'm also a GLASS HALF-FULL kind of girl...I tend to look at the world through rose-colored glasses and I'm generally pretty positive. I believe that even when I don't feel great, or when I'm stressed or tired, good attitude goes a long way towards talking myself into feeling better. On some days, when I need extra motivation, I dress up. I always dress professionally but sometimes I kick it up a notch to make myself feel better and more competent.
- FAMILY...They are both the motivation and the reason for being motivated...it's a happy circle! Knowing that the reason I am working hard is to provide experiences and adventures for my family, helps me work hard. We have so much fun together and my husband and I are a great team. Working hard together, has allowed us to play hard together too!
With all that said, there are some days when a Starbucks goes a long way and I don't hesitate on the occasional treat either!