Finding Motivation When You are Overwhelmed

Finding motivation when I am overwhelmed is such a challenge.  I have such a hard time tackling one thing at a time when there’s just so much to do.  My head actually starts spinning and I never know where to start.

Motivation

While browsing Pinterest, I found this quote (or saying?).  What a simple, and yet, powerful statement.

motivation quote

Yes.  That makes so much sense and yet I really needed to read that in order for it to click!  I think that happens a lot with quotes and that’s why they are so popular.  That is why there are millions (or billions?) of Pinterest users pinning away daily.

Part of my problem is that I am always overwhelmed.  That makes me panic.  Then, if I get too caught up, I panic some more.  I need to stay busy or my mind is allowed way too much freedom.  I tend to get depressed or crave pills.  It’s a vicious circle, I tell ya.

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Sometimes when I am too busy, I think that ignoring it all is a great plan.  (See above pic — that has been me way too many times!)  I have a bad habit of thinking that if I cannot fully complete the chore, that I should just put it off.  That is, until the end of the day when the self-loathing kicks in.  I feel like piece of garbage because I accomplished nothing that day.  I guess that’s where the first quote comes in… even if I don’t completely finish whatever it is, knocking out part of it will still feel good.  Baby steps.  That way I can sleep better at night and not feel so defeated.  The feeling of accomplishment can do wonders for self-worth and overall mental health.

How do you find motivation?  Or what is your favorite quote?

Comments

  1. Wow…reading this is like you actually lived my life then wrote about it. I am a perfectionist….and a huge procrastinator, and a constant stress case because of it. My perfectionism doesn’t allow me to do or start something if I feel I won’t be able to do my best which then turns me into the worlds biggest procrastinator. I’d rather not start it than to half ass it…It is such a viscous cycle! At times I would much rather drink and watch tv or sleep, lol, ok-ok Most times!

    • Yep, that sums it up perfectly!!! It is a vicious cycle for sure! I am sorry that you can relate! But, I know firsthand that YOUR perfectionism does pay off. 😉

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