Having a baby sure puts a damper on being more productive. Even so, I’m managing things pretty well and now that Kate is more easily entertained, I can get back to things like cooking, baking and crafting (or anything else you can’t do with a baby in your arms). As a woman all about aesthetics, color and beauty, I’ve learned a trick to
being more productive.
Say you’re not excited about getting your pantry organized. Maybe your closet is totally dysfunctional and has been for years. Or perhaps you find your work space depressing. You know what’s not working. You might even know how to fix it. But it’s not getting done.
Stop beating yourself up over it! You’re not lazy, you’re uninspired!
What’s missing is inspiration.
You know how it is. You find the cutest little over-sized mug that’s perfect for all the colored markers on your desk so you take it home and put the markers in it then an hour later, you’ve completely reorganized your entire office nook. What possessed you?? You were inspired!
That cute mug gave you an energy boost and you wanted your desk to be pretty so you could enjoy it more. That’s the idea.
Unless your unruly closet is actually ruining your day to day life, you’re probably not going to “find the motivation” to get it done.
While we’re on the subject…I actually don’t believe in motivation.
Along with inspiration, you need to know your why. Read about it here.
Landing a new job is the “why” behind your closet overhaul. Hosting Thanksgiving is a great reason to organize your pantry. Finally setting up a proper playroom for your kids is a lot more fun when you’re hosting an Easter play date soon.
Inspiration + knowing your why will motivate you to get more done.
That’s what being more productive is all about!
There’s an event you want to host but you can’t seem to pull the trigger.
- Determine your “why.” Maybe you’re tired of attending play dates out in public because your kid is a runner and you can’t relax enough to enjoy it so you decide to host your own. Now your “why” is bringing moms and kiddos together in a comfortable, inviting space that allows you to have fun, too.
- Get inspired. Come up with a theme for the first play date (like bugs for example–puzzles, books and snacks about bugs). Once you start putting it together, you’ll be so excited to host!
You need a “why” to get you going and inspiration to see it through.
Whatever you’re dragging your feet on, figure out your “why” then find some inspiration and you’ll be unstoppable.