Someone once said about me that I eat work. There’s a bit of truth to that statement, for I love to pursue a project until it’s done. But the downside to loving work is that I can take too much on. Do too much. Write too much. Speak too much. Have too many things taking my attention away from my family, friends, and own needs.
I’ve certainly lived the too-much life the last couple of years while doing my MA degree as well as writing a book and articles, speaking, and various other things. I’m not proud of the too-much state of life. It’s not healthy, and not one to emulate.
And so I know that in certain areas, I don’t need much motivation. Give me a project, and I will work hard to complete it. Where I find motivation harder can be for the open-ended sorts of things. A healthy lifestyle, with enough sleep, exercise, and good foods. Time to be and pray and rest. Fun “wasting” time with loved ones without an agenda.
Soon I will be done with big deadlines, at least until March. I hope I can stay motivated to pursue the less definable but important goals.
How about you? How do you motivate yourself?