Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A short rant about motivation!

Oh! motivation you treacherous villain! Some days are just harder than others. You know those days when nothing seems to be working out for you and all your hopes of becoming something seem to be impossible fantasies conjured up by a wayward silly child? Your life seems to be nothing but bills and expenses and you barely have enough money to make sure you have dinner to put on the table. I 'm having one of those months!

At times like these it is important to remember that the negative feelings of today will probably fade away tomorrow or some other day, hopefully sometime soon. I am lucky enough to have a significant other that always tries to cheer me up. I swear he is the sweetest man alive. Without him I don't know if I would be able to do this whole business thing. I have really bad nerves and I agonize over every stupid little detail if someone doesn't keep me in check. This may seem as just a personal rant and of no use to anyone, but there is a point to this I promise.

Then get to it you say? Very well!

The point is that having a good support system is crucial. Not to your success that is up to you, but to keep you going until you reach success or decide to throw in the towel. It doesn't really matter who your support system is as long as it works. It could be your family, your significant other or your friends. The important part is having someone to talk to about your troubles, be they professional or on a more personal level.

Why is it important you ask?

It's important to have support because keeping your troubles to yourself is sure to drive you crazy in some way. You may start having anxiety attacks, or maybe you get so stressed by your problems that you run yourself into a ditch. You wouldn't be the first person in the world to hit the wall.  Maybe you'll start to isolate yourself, burying down into your work, or maybe you'll become snappy and moody.Talking about problems or difficulties is good, it resolves matters, gives you a different perspective on things, and it makes you feel like your not in it alone. If you don't have a functioning support system in your life there is always the option of making a new one which is a lot of work but is usually worth it in the end. Or maybe the solution lies in going to a psychologist. Whatever floats your boat!

Take it from someone who pretty much looses her marbles every other week, it's a neat little piece of advice.

Until next time
Anita K. Olsen

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