...I am having trouble getting motivated.
I know this probably sounds crazy. I work full time, I work out every day(ish), I make costumes and jewelry and teach classes and take classes and dance and rehearse and practice fan spinning and...
Well lately I feel like I haven't been doing all of that. Especially the creative part: the making. The fine motor skills. The sitting and hand-stitching or beading or gluing things. I miss it!
What motivates you to get back into the things you love to do? What about when you're so busy doing so many other things you love to do?
I recently took a Time Management workshop through the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Cliff Jones was the facilitator, and if you haven't ever taken a workshop from him, I highly recommend it. I learned a lot of things, not the least of which was that the most important tool for time management isn't a fancy color-coding system for your emails (even though I have that), but instead: prioritizing. Knowing your most important values (and thus goals) and ...tool number two... learning to say "no". Next: delegate.
Well, I can't say "no" to working out, dancing, taking classes, things that are taking up more of my time this year than they ever have in the past. I can't say "no" to work or spending time with my love. I certainly won't be delegating these things.
So, what about you? What are your strategies for managing your time when you can't say "no", or delegate, and you genuinely want to be doing more things?