The weekend is here! Although perhaps I should not feel so relieved, since it’s not like I worked hard and accomplished much this week. I should know by now to expect it: the post-event slump. Since pulling off Church in the Park without any major hitches two weeks ago (despite rain throughout our entire set-up and a food tent that was never delivered), I have struggled to find my motivation.
I’d like to blame the fact that I picked up a bit of poison ivy on the day of the event (and YES, it was on my face AGAIN), but considering this bout was way less severe than last fall’s, I’m trying not to complain too much.
I just have to face it: I’ve been in a motivation slump. Thankfully, the creation of a short to-do list toward the end of the week seems to have revived me a bit. I crossed off my three big tasks on Thursday and even managed to get a few more things done on Friday. Apparently, attainable goals is the key!
Actually, after re-organizing the supply room at my office, I wish I had before and after photos for you. But since I do not (why do my best ideas always come after the fact?!), suffice it to say that my short to-do list packed quite a punch, that it’s possible I enjoy organizing office supplies more than the normal person, and that my strong co-workers who actually moved the heavy filing cabinets for me are awesome.
Do you ever suffer from post-event slump? How do you find your motivation mojo?
Sadly, my lack of motivation has also shown up in my lack of consistent blogging. Happily, my fellow writers around the blogosphere haven’t been so negligent. I’ve read some excellent articles the past few weeks and can’t wait to share them!
- How to Survive the First Few Months With Multiples | 4tunate: “Motherhood alone offers its share of challenges, joys, and freak-out moments. However, when motherhood throws a curve ball of multiples, “normal” gets thrown out the window.” My friend Jen, incredible mother of quadruplets, has put together an awesome printable for moms of multiples.
- For Those of Us With a Story to Tell | Sarah Markley: “The number of comments, page loads or clicks you get each day does not determine your worth.” Encouragement every single blogger needs from time to time. Or, if you’re a little more like me, every single day.
- Why You Don’t Have to Be Afraid Someone Will Steal Your Dream :: Lisa-Jo Baker: “There’s enough work in the Kingdom for everyone. No one can steal your dream because God has built it into you.” I’m not sure how my friend Lisa-Jo knows the words my heart needs, but I’m so thankful she writes them. And, I suspect, you might need these words, too.
- Comparison kills. Stop it. | Mary DeMuth: “When I watch [others], I begin to think that to be a good wife/mom/friend, I have to be all these things. I convince myself that I’m not what God wants me to be because I’m not doing A, B, or C like my friends are.” We all know comparison is bad, but I love how Mary makes it so clear just why.
- Why I Love Being a Mom (Let’s Shout It Out Loud) :: Keeper of the Home: “When was the last time that you took a stand for motherhood?” There’s nothing wrong with commiserating the difficulties of motherhood, but let’s take time to celebrate the great parts of being a mom, too!
- ‘Beam Us Up, Mr. Scott!’: Why Misquotations Catch On – The Atlantic: “Because the better it sounds, the more likely it is to be a little off.” I know, I know. Could linking to this post BE any geekier? But I don’t care. It really is fascinating. And I really am a geek.
- on the mess :: Ashleigh Baker: “I don’t know where it was I picked up this idea that the measure of a woman is the state of her house.” I love the way Ashleigh gives us a glimpse into her inner debate while still coming up with a conclusion that is both freeing and encouraging.
- pleading not guilty : Grit and Glory: “I realized that it isn’t about being apologetic for what I have, giving everything away, or looking down on how much people spend at Starbucks. It is about stewarding what I have well, using it to serve, strengthen, and love others.” I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that this post is the most meaningful-for-my-heart thing I’ve read online this year. If you struggle with compassion for the needs of the world and frustration over what you can and cannot do to help, read this one now.
And, just in case you missed it, here is “Baby Got Back” Sung By the Movies. You’re welcome.
What are the best posts you’ve read and written lately? Please share it with us in the comments!
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