Okay so I know this is a little late, but here is my 2nd Quarter Update. Since the end of May I have been in kind of a slump. It started with a nice vacation to the beach, a wonderful week off from work. When life returned to normal I couldn’t get motivated to do anything. It rained for about the next two weeks and my joints were hurting bad. I didn’t want to write, go to Yoga and I abandoned my 100 day project. I didn’t have energy for any activities which I feel I should be doing almost daily. After a few weeks I decided I needed to snap out of the slump. I picked up a book I had purchased back in December and started to read. It is called “Goliath Must Fall, Winning the Battle Against Your Giants” by Louie Gigilo.
The book discusses how we need to focus on Jesus in order to win the battle over the giants of fear, rejection, addition, anger and comfort. Comfort. Well that battle sounds familiar. Is that what I have been experiencing recently? It is much easier to just sit and watch TV every night after work that it is to be productive by writing in my blog, reading the Bible or exercising. It is understandable that during the times I have flair ups of my illnesses that I would stop certain activities to conserve energy. The problem is not being able to go back to these activities when the flair up passes. That is where I am right now. But, if I stay in this place of comfort I am not following the purpose God wants me to fulfill. By not taking care of my body, I am not allowing myself to function properly. If my body is not functioning properly, I am not motivated to write in my blog which helps others. I also am not studying God’s word to share with others or praying for others needs. In order to help others I need to care for myself first; therefore, I need to step out of comfort and be aligned with God.
An idea I came up with was to make a vision board. The board will display all the goals I have for caring for myself which in turn allows me to help others. By having a visual tool, I will be reminded constantly of the key concepts I wish to accomplish. Hopefully the motivation to actually do the activities will follow. What tools do you use to motivate yourself?
Here are some photos of my vision board: