This past weekend I found myself highly motivated. That’s not far from my norm, but my motivation to do chores in the early morning was high. Minutes after my son got out of bed, I had my first load of laundry in the wash (I’d even prepped it the night before), and shortly after breakfast, I was already dusting. Sure, we had company coming later in the day, so of course I wanted the house clean, but I had a moment (yes, a moment), where I thought, “I should do this every weekend, get the chores done early and have most of the rest of the day, or next day off.” I felt exhilarated by the idea, then realized that while I felt that way Saturday, I might not feel that way every Saturday.
What I realized that might just work instead, is to go with the flow each Saturday, and see where my motivation takes me. I often try to plan, plan, plan my moments, to get the most accomplished, when in actuality, sometimes the less I have planned, the more I actually get accomplished because I do things as I’m in the mood for them. I also find I seem to have more fun and am more in the moment, versus where I need to be going or what I need to be doing next.
Of course, while that feels like a revelation, and one I’d like to stick with, who knows if I’ll really follow through? I always love great ideas to start with, but don’t always continue with them.
How are you best motivated on weekends?
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