THE WELLNESS EDITION NUMBER 8 - HOW TO FIND MOTIVATION
Monday it is! And we all fall into a sort of Monday blues from time to time, right? I had a wonderful weekend with lots of sunshine, great company and delicious food. The weekend was so good that it almost felt like a mini-vacation. Somehow I can't get motivated today but whenever I am just sitting around doing nothing it gets very bad for my mood and my wellbeing. So I decided to see if I can motivate myself if I write a small blog post about it and share my thoughts with you.
SO MANY THINGS...
So I procrastinated all morning but at least I got started now. Why? Because procrastinating wrecks my mood. I have a long list of things that I have to do but today things are going slow for me. It is okay, I accept it. As long as it does not happen every day slow days are alright when they come up occasionally.
I am currently doing an awesome Illustrator course by Lauren Liz Hooker from Elle & Co and the course is really great and she's walking us through the program step-by-step. I did not feel like teaching this program to myself so I decided taking her course is a good investment and it is indeed. So today there will be a new lesson up and I will dedicate the rest of my Monday to Illustrator.
That there exist so many great online courses and learning resources online actually is a major part of keeping me motivated. You can learn so much from other people who have been in the field for quite some time and share their knowledge with you which is great. One day when I gained a little more experience I want to offer online courses as well but that is for now just a big goal in the future, not in the near future. Sometimes I get the feeling that I learn so much more online and from teaching myself than I ever learned in university. Most probably that is because you can tailor up your learning totally to your interests and key skills you want to learn or improve. Apart from that your motivation is much higher when you do something for yourself and not because for the credit points while studying in university. Don't get me wrong, I learned a lot in university but now learning for myself to improve my skills and to create my own job, I am a lot more motivated than I ever was before.
MOTIVATION FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT
You can only win and grow from learning about everything you are interested in. Also I think that it is keeping your brain sound and fit whenever it has new things to process and to remember. I find it fascinating how keen and eager I am about learning now while in school and university I was bored and not motivated at all most of the time. Now I am happy whenever I can soak up new knowledge and new skills. I feel that it makes me so much richer. It prevents stagnation and I think stagnation is one of the worst things that can happen for personal self-development and wellbeing.
INVEST IN YOURSELF...YOU ARE WORTH IT
So I'd suggest if there is something on your mind that you want to learn or a skill you want to improve, go for it ASAP. Invest in an online course of a topic you are interested in or sign up at lynda.com where you can learn all sorts of things. Don't fear spending the money because the money you spend nn your education and your wellbeing is always money good invested. Often I thought 'should I really buy this course, it is quite expensive' but then I pretty much most of the time say yes to it and invest the money and later on I am more than happy for doing so because learning new things, improving my skills always makes me feel incredibly well and also it boosts my self-esteem. So if you can afford it, stop thinking about it and go for the course you are interested in and buy it...because you are worth it.