My final attempt to motivate myself and I have finally pulled it off.
I have a pad I take with me everywhere I go and I create mind maps with writing what i want to do in life and drawing quirky pictures to make it fun.
I discovered I was a very visual person and having something like this helps to keep me motivated. I write things down when I have thoughts and meet new people. I put action plans in and I work to timescales now
I have discovered what I really want and what I don’t I stay away from anything that reflects negative action and focus on positives.
I’ve joined networking groups and chat sites and discovered by talking to people and meeting them I am much more an open person.
I haven’t cried for ages unless it’s tears for laughter and I have some direction and forward planning.
I am going to enjoy the rest of the journey in life I have. 6 months ago
Over the last year we have gone through so many personal changes but I have still always felt dependent on my husband.
Firstly, from a woman who has always been strongly independent this has been the hardest thing for me to constantly have to ask for things rather than having the resources to just get them myself.
Secondly, my mum became seriously ill and life changed for me dramatically. She needs continual care and we now have to find the perfect care home for her. I live in the county of Surrey and its one of the most expensive parts of the UK. Care homes cost a minimum of £600 a week, social services will only go to the maximum of £460 a week leaving a shortfall of £140 a week. Only a charity or third party can top this up ( i.e me) and I need to earn a far greater income than I have done in the past.
So I have 3 big motivating factors to build my business and earn the income i need to have a brighter, happier and more comfortable future.
I WANT TO BE INDEPENDENTI WANT TO HELP MY FAMILYI WANT A BETTER FUTURE FOR MYSELF7 months ago
I would say looking back on 2011 I was very motivated, mainly business driven and not so much personal goals.
I think I would be happier focusing on some personal goals as I am really missing my family and friends. 16 months ago