As a freelancer but also a relaxed person, I struggle with staying motivated. Everyday when I have to work on finding new students for my private or group classes, or writing to doctors offices and fitness centers, I have to get myself motivated. But I’m really good at distracting myself.
As a teenager (and still today), I loved the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society” because of its message of carpe diem, taking advantage of the day. That doesn’t always mean doing something crazy, sometimes it means doing something responsible and good for your future (like taking a regular, weekly yoga class for long term, improved health with me!). In any case, it means making the most of your day and not getting overwhelmed by planning for your entire future all at once.
All you have to do is take care of today and do the responsibilities of today. Christianity also shares this bit of wisdom (Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”). If the whole day still seems overwhelming, think about what needs to be taken care in the next hour. Or the next half hour. Take every moment step by step.
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