Working Motivates? Really? It Seems So.
Last week, a friend offered me some freelance work. She needed a bunch of 250 word articles about general health, exercise, nutrition, fitness and the like. I didn’t have too much going on last week so I wrote 20 or 25 of them. After thinking so much about being healthy, I pretty much had to go to the gym on Monday morning.
The interesting thing was that, besides working out, writing all those articles made me want to write more. So I wrote a couple of newsletters and a couple of proposals. It’s been a productive week.
Then, after going to the gym at 6:15 am (the only time in my schedule on Mondays) I felt great. The workday went by quickly; I was in a good mood all day. I even did a little yoga that evening. So the writing encouraged me to exercise, and the exercise encouraged me to eat better and to relax. This seems to be a clear cut case of success breeding more success. Or at least I hope that’s what’s going on.
In an effort to capitalize on all this inspiring productivity, I am going to set a few goals I would normally dismiss as too much. Hopefully, I will learn that the best way to find both inspiration and motivation is through doing.