Small Changes, Big Rewards

I'm a 22 year-old college graduate working from home—and yes, there is a down side to that

I couldn't be any luckier. My very first job out of college has given me flexible hours and allows me to explore my creativity. I'm blessed I don't have to hit the commuter traffic every morning or contemplate what work appropriate clothes I'm going to wear to the office. 

But the other side of working from home is the need to be a self starter, incredibly disciplined, and focused. I believe I have all those qualities but these past few months have put those skills to the test. 

I've been getting my work done, brainstorming new ideas, traveling around Maine, and participating in local events for four months now. I love my job, don't get me wrong. I just have one problem: motivation. As each morning passes I've needed more and more motivation to get my butt out of bed (especially now that it's getting cold). 

But something changed this morning

I'm tired of feeling lazy. Getting out of bed after my roommates are long gone and off to work is getting old. I want to get motivated. I want a good reason to get out of bed.

So last night I decided to make a change. I got into bed around 9:30 p.m. compared to my usual 11 p.m. ritual. Instead of watching one more episode of Modern Family, I hit the sack.  I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. with an ambitious plan of getting to the gym by 6 a.m.

I just joined the gym my sister goes to and we've been talking about doing fitness classes together, so today we finally did. We attended the early morning kettle-bell class. There were only 8 people in attendance, but it was a good crew with a friendly and motivational instructor. Just what I needed!

The point is, I was unhappy & I made a change

I don't want to feel lazy or guilty when I wake up in the morning. I want to feel Young & Free! And that's how I've felt all day. I feel productive because I started my day bright and early. It's not my job getting me down, it was me and the way I chose to structure my day. And today's change has opened my eyes to how amazing I can feel on any given day! This change is going to stick. 

Make a small change in your daily routine. You might just see really big changes coming your way!

Happy Wednesday!

Lauren R.