I’ve been trying this new thing before I start working.
I listen to music that relaxes me, but also excites me - you know what I mean? Those songs that make you feel like everything up to this point in your life is fine, so you should keep going.
Something with a build.
"It’s all good. Move forward."
I listen to those songs, and write out my gratitude for the things that I have in a journal. I try to write whatever words are coming to mind, and don’t try to guide them anywhere.
I thank the universe - let myself hash all of that out - until I get to a point where I feel like I’m starting to repeat myself.
Then I write something that will get me motivated.
Life goals, daily goals, challenges, and words that will encourage me to meet those things, and move beyond them.
Lately, the words that keep coming to mind when I get to this point have been “push” and “be.” So I write those words as many times as I need to.
Then, at the peak of my motivational build, I close my journal and get to work.
It hasn’t made me a better person, made me lose weight, made me a ton of money, saved my marriage, or changed my life in any significant way - I don’t think - but I read an article from a friend that encouraged people to take time to find their solid mindset before they do anything at work, and this process was what I got out of it - and it’s been good.
It feels really stupid to post this.
I’m not a poet, literature buff, or motivational speaker - not that there’s anything wrong with being those things.
But before I got to this point, I felt okay with writing this post, so I’ll just say “screw it” and hit the blue post button.