By Marisa Saenz
“How can you be so bold to help others when you have so many issues yourself?”, says the critical voice inside my head.
Lately, I have had a difficult time with motivation. Whenever I start a project, whether it’s going to the store, reading of favorite book, watching a movie, or even doing housework, there are difficulties completing the tasks.
This isn’t like me! Why is this happening?
Apparently, the time table for healing from my mom’s death and reality are two different universes. Life can be very uneasy when grieving, it has kept me on an emotional roller coaster.
So here I am in the process. Like the little kid in kindergarten class. No parents, and all the rest of the kids are new, too.
How do I stay motivated in my life?
Motivation is a powerful word. I looked up the word recently, and it stated:
“Motivation is the reason for peoples’ actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive which is defined, as a need that requires satisfaction.”
Being able to reflect in silence, solitude, and simplicity is how I hear the answer. Although letting go can be difficult, it also helps me to grow in other areas my life.
In today’s world, even the craft of storytelling is an art. Something that is sought after in paper, online, spoken, video, or picture.
Today I ask myself these simple questions:
- What is my motivation?
- Where is the solitude, silence, and simplicity in my life?
- When is the best moment of the day?
Live for the moment, if the day is too long!