I am not really sure where the last few weeks have gone and I am not sure if I am ready to say goodbye to the festive cheer and and relinquish the alarm free mornings....but time and tide wait for no man, I have to face the reality of the the next 7 months of my life. These are the last months of studying, placement and the jobs....I realized during my break that the key to being able to get through so much is motivation.
The thing is, right now I have zero motivation, nothing...my pot is empty and I am literally clawing to keep myself from sinking to the bottom of the well. I am not one for wallowing in self pity but I am happy to admit when I am overwhelmed and and ever so slightly afraid of how much I need to start doing again. So this little blog is a shout out to those who feel overwhelmed about what is expected of you this year and for those who realize just how much motivation is needed to just get through each day.
So what can we do? I suppose I have to reinforce and connect again to why I am doing this, to what makes me happy. For me happiness is several different things, finding a connection with people and sharing commonalities and feeling that i am not alone is vital for me. Finding true meaning in why i do the things i do and being content with who I have become makes me happy. But its also the little things that I hold on to that bring joy to my days, a cold crisp morning with a cup of coffee in my hand, looking out the window on a train when the sun is rising and feeling privileged as everyone else is on their phones. Getting a smile from a stranger, putting my feet up at the end of a day and sharing a nice bottle of wine with my other half. Learning new things and realizing that they clarify my thoughts and feelings. The list could go on forever and already i am feeling better, connecting again, even writing these down revitaliees me and is giving me back the meaning in the day to day loves of my life, yes the next 7 months are going to be tough, relentless and at times I will feel like giving up but I will remember this blog, and sharing this with you will help me keep motivated.
I found a lovely little article that really sums things up for me. Happy 2019, its the little things that make us truly happy, invest in them and acknowledge them.