But let’s face it, you don’t wake up everyday feeling intentional at all. There are always reasons for not feeling good once you wake up from a good night’s sleep like waking up from that good night’s sleep, for example. Sometimes, sleep is life. 😉
Right now, freelance writing is what I’m doing. When I wake up, I try to be thankful for the opportunity of waking up to a new day.
New day, fresh start, right?
Almost always, the first thing I do is to check if something happened with the work I’ve submitted while I slept. I’m not sure why, but I’ve gotten really conscious about my reputation lately with this company I’m working for. I like working for them, for a change. They do seem to care about their writers and not just their clients, and I believe that’s one of the greatest things companies could ever do for their employees–make them feel good. (see People Over Profit by Dale Partridge).
I’ve just read an article by Benjamin Hardy about the 8 things we should be doing when we wake up. It’s a good list. Although I don’t think nobody should ever tell you what’s best for you, having and keeping that list in mind is a great start. All of the things mentioned were particularly geared towards a healthier, generally better version of you. What’s more awesome than that, eh?
Lately, I’ve been motivated by money, no less. Whenever I see the writing orders I’ve completed and checked my finances, I get motivated to even work more. Why? Because money helps me achieve goals for my family and for myself. Money helps me provide and contribute and, really, literally make my own living.
Now some people would argue that it’s wrong to be motivated by money. Guess what? I’m not really sure who those people are but they probably had a lot of (or had no problem with) money growing up. I, on the other hand, barely had enough money to get by growing up. See, I belong to a big family. (Heck, I have four other younger siblings!) And growing up, it’s always been the culture and the norm in Filipino families that the eldest sibling is the next-in-line as the family’s breadwinner. So, yeah. Pressure’s on 24/7, baby!
Though money is a good motivator, it’s not the greatest motivator. What’s important is to visualize and remind yourself of your goals daily. Then go for it, darling.
Have you ever noticed how life goes on no matter how down or angry or helpless you feel?
Life goes on.
It may not seem likes it’s going on for you at the moment, but it’s going on for a lot of people (actually, for the rest of the world?). It’s imperative to allow yourself to fall down, break down, and do what you have to in order to cope.
But we only fall because it reminds us that we could always stand up.
You’re not always going to fall. You’re not always going to be broken. Your life is ongoing and you will catch up because you’re capable of catching up and because life is worth catching up. 🙂
I’m currently working on a creative project. I’m trying to set up an online community. Ever since I knew about HTML (when I was in high school), I’ve always wanted to create websites for other people. For me, sure, the experience is nice. But there’s something about using technology to bring people together that tickles the shiz out of me. Hope you can join when it opens on November 1, 2016! I’ll be posting more of it on this blog in the coming days.