Motivational Monday

I should be writing my year end review or posting about how awesome dear hubby performed yesterday at the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. And I will get to those....eventually. But not today. Today I am in a bit of a procrastination mode so it seems to be the perfect time to promote MOTIVATION!

10 Ways I motivate myself:
  1. Honk a fun song at runners in a race. It is great to see their faces light up, their smiles, and their waves. It brought happy tears to my eyes just yesterday. Darling daughter even had to tell me I had to stop crying if I wanted to keep honking. 
  2. Register for a race. Yeah, I need to get on this one. I have race ideas, I am registered for a December race, but I am feeling a bit lost without an official race on my plate anytime sooner. Although I may race March 23rd.
  3. Get out in nature. The real world is AWESOME and darling daughter and I had a fantastic whale watching trip this weekend.
  4. Plant a vegetable and/or herb garden. Ours needs a little help right now but when it is doing awesome it motivates me to make meals a bit tastier or fresher! But we are working on growing an orange tree, lemon tree, and tangelo tree. Oh yeah, and that avocado tree from a seed. If nothing else, it gets us outside in the sunshine and fresh air!
  5. Do something nice for someone. I've been big on this one recently even if it means I am "pestering" my little sister with daily "How are you?" texts. And I just surprised dear hubby with a "I just called to say I love you" phone call. I also was sure to pack him some Muscle Milk and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for post race. 
  6. Run. Yep, for me running motivates me to run some more and gets my creative juices flowing. It makes me happy.
  7. Suck your family into your craziness. When I wanted to start yoga I involved darling daughter. It has become a game now and on two nights she motivated me to do yoga when I was slacking. And one night she even got dear hubby to do some!
  8. Make a game out of it. The mundane can be boring. The same old-same old can wear thing. Shake it up and make it different! This can be applied to all aspects of life.
  9. Just start typing. I can have tons of posts swimming in my head and don't know where to start, or which to start, sometimes. The cure....start typing and see where it goes. I don't think I have ever hit the delete button at the end but you could.
  10. Sleep. Yep, sleep. Sometimes you just need to get some extra sleep so you can wake up refreshed and motivated.
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful dear hubby had a good race yesterday.
Daily Affirmation: I am able to be the change I want to see.


  1. Awesome. Some great tips here, Erica.

    I am always inspired when I get outdoors to apprciate the natural world around me. Whale watching. How fun!

  2. Great motivations! Being outdoors is always one of my favorite motivators too. Just goes to show we just need to get the shoes on and get outside more often!


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