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Motivation!!

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    sophsposted 6 years ago

    Morning Hubber's!
    I am having 'one of those days' I have lot's to write and loads to do but just cannot get motivated!!  sad
    Do you ever have these days? If so, what do you do to get yourself motivated!!? smile smile

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've got the same problem right now. I have so much to write, but so little motivation. So I've been surfing the web. I call it research, but exactly how addictinggames.com helps me research any of my topics, I'm not quite sure? Anyway, it'll come to you eventually. And I'll be following this thread as well so I can get some motivational tips too lol

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        sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Pani, hope you are well.

        Haha! My problem is I'm easily distracted! e.g. bejewelled on facebook! Lol

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      waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I first get rid of the distractions, watching eastenders I probably save to a lazy sunday and tape any programs that fall in between such as lost and heroes and supernatural.

      Then I make a list of to do activities that can be done daily and I cross them off the list and it's just about makig the time to do these tasks in small chunks of time.

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        sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ohh yes, that's my problem Easts and Coro haha how sad am I!
        I seem to be doing good with the writing now, it's the house work I can't motivate myself to do! Haha. I really should make lists too! I'm sooo forgetful! lol smile

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          StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't like the Eastenders...too much drama..I really loved Coupling...that show cracked me up!

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            sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Haha yeah it is a bit far-fetched. What's coupling?? :s

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              thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              There is a scene from coupling on this hub of cosettes

              http://hubpages.com/hub/What-this-place … ow-pillows

          2. thisisoli profile image62
            thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Coupling was fantastic up until the third series, then it seemed to lose it sad

            Some of my favorite scenes have been from the first two lots of coupling though!

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    Will Apseposted 6 years ago

    I am pretty obsessive. Once I am working I work obsessively, once I am lazy I am obsessively lazy.

    I actually need to be lazy more. Sometimes my eyes are so painful using a cheap monitor it would be a mercy to have them removed. Also, there are times when I just need to remember that I am human not a tiny, organic part of the internet.

    Anyway, transitions are hard for me. Moving from idleness to labour or labour to idleness. One thing that always changes the mood is a cold shower. I wouldn't recommend this in a cold climate but it works in the tropics.

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha I may try that in summer, as it's freeeeezing here in England, I could just go stand outside for a while though, that might work smile

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      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Sometimes my eyes are so painful using a cheap monitor it would be a mercy to have them removed."


      Yes, your posts clearly convey that feeling

  3. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Oh Sophs I have those moments all time. When I get a sudden burst of motivation I write like crazy while it's there smile

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha Me too! Then it just doesn't stop! smile Shame it's not the same with the housework lol!

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        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Housework aghhh. I once knew that word well. smile

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          sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Haha smile Hope you are well BP!

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            blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I will feel better if I don't have to do the dishes.

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              sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ohhhhh I hate the dishes sad

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    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I have to sit somewhere were it is much harder to get distracted. I also find writing on a different topic helps get me back in to the swing of things!

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I shall try this! smile

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    gramaryeposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes when I've lots to write about but no motivation, I go and sit in the park and think about my writing ideas. I try to think of a different twist to the idea, because that is often why I'm not motivated - lots to write but not inspired. When a twist to the story pops in, I can't leave the park fast enough - well, it works for me!

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a really good idea, I could go and sit in the park today, as it's actually sunny for once instead of grey and rainy! Thanks gramarye smile

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    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    Hi Sophs! It sounds like you have so much to write about that you don't know where to begin, which is a good thing.  In those kind of situations I always like to just write on whatever topic and let the words flow. There are phrases that can't wait to get out on paper so I write it down. Then I save it unpublished. Then I come back to the piece that seems more urgent in calling me back. It's a weird system but it works for me. Find one that works for you.

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ohhh that's what it is you know! I start to write about one thing then I think of something else and I'm too excited to wait then start writing about that instead lol. I will thanks Flightkeeper, Hope you are well! smile

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        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Sophs, when I come back to the unpublished stuff it's a great reminder and kind of like visiting old friends. And then there are some I look at and think what the heck was I on?! lol Enjoy yourself.

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          sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Haha, yes I know that feeling, sometimes I look at published ones and think that! Aha!! smile

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    LizzyBooposted 6 years ago

    I always gaet the feelings of sadness when I post my hubs. I am not feeling motivated after publishing 4 hubs. This weekend I have published 4 hubs and my score gone down. I do not understand that at all.

    back to topic- thanks to that I am loosing my motivation to write. I do not feel like writer and also who would be interested in my hubs? So yes I feel not motivated often.

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ohhhh don't feel down Lizzy, My score differs aaallll the time I have just stopped paying attention to it! Plenty of people want to read your hubs!
      Have a look at my feel good hub! It might cheer you up! smile xo

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        LizzyBooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Sophs, as I did not know which one you meant I red quiet few of them. I think you have a gift to share things the way you do. As I have dive into your hubs today, makes me to feel reading more of your hubs. So you better keep writing. Even English is not my native thingy I read fast. xoxoxoxoxo-LizzyBoo

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          sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Awwww how kind, thankyou Lizzy, hope you are feeling much better today! And thanks for stopping by I shall come and see you soon smile xoxo

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    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I have a whole raft of unpublished hubs that I started.  I got a whole load of hubpages ready to go for a world of warcraft guide, and I was just ready to start writing it all when Blizzard announced that they were releasing another update, I nearly screamed...

    Sophs I think one of your ways of avoiding writing may be posting on the forum wink tongue

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha! Yes it may just be that thisisoil. Well what can I say, I just can't keep away from all you wonderful people!! lol tongue

  9. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    Oh Sophs, I think we all hit these patches.  Do you keep a notebook with you?  I always have one, so if I am writing and another idea pops in, I write it down.  I do not write on the weekends when everyone is home. 

    I make a list every morning of what I want to accomplish & I always block out 2 hours for writing and some days it is more, depends on the housework that needs to be done!  I have been trying really hard to limit my time in forums (all my forums) smile

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      blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A great idea Jane however I am always losing my pens. I swear to God I would lose my head if it wasn't screwed on. smile

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        sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haha! I am exactly the same, I'm using one of my daughter's pencils right now because I can't find a pen anywhere! lol smile

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Jane, oooo yeah I do, I bought one the other day covered in jelly beans! (Not real jelly beans, just a picture) lol it's really cute. I always write ideas, and all my hubs first in there I hate typing I think the words flow better using a pen lol. Great idea Jane thanks! smile

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    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    For years I thought about writing my life story, today I have posted my second chapter, you need to set a goal for yourself - a target - what about your life story - changing names and places to protect identity - would make a great hub smile

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a great idea Irish Observer! I may just do that, I'm also on my way to read yours now smile

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    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    I was hoping the contest was going to keep me motivated today, but alas here I am in the forum. smile

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha I knooowww, I'm the same, I can't help myself smile

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        wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mind you, I don't think we're the only ones. big_smile

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          sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Haha nooo me neither smile

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    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I have two and a  half days of the forum covered, I want to get that to six days by the ehnd of today.  I have to keep well ahead of myself at the moment because I have a lot coming up!

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    kaybea930posted 6 years ago

    I think that motivation is spurred by passion. Think about it. If you are passionate about something you are motivated to do it. The times when I have days when I am just not in the mood to do something I think of one good thing that will come out of me doing it. We are all in situations at one time or another when it just doesn't matter, but we have to find it in ourself to make it matter. That brings on the motivation!

  14. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    motivation is spurred by lesbianized profile pictures tongue

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      StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree...two beautiful girls going at it...Sooooo Hot!!
      Oh...yea...and motivating

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        sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haha! Awwwww beautiful! yikes bless you Stormy! smile

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          StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol  I have been known to share moments with a few beautiful ladies. lol

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            sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            As have I, ahaha! big_smile

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahaha! tongue

  15. Moesky profile image61
    Moeskyposted 6 years ago

    When I feel demotivated, it's usually because I've got a case of "idea overload"! Then I've just got to stop my brain working. So I go and take a nap. A half hour later I'm refreshed and can't wait to start.

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I get that alot too! I might try napping! smile

  16. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    This just keeps getting better tongue

    Looks like you might be getting that date soon stormy wink

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      StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yea!! That would be nice! smile

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        sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Aha! I'll pick you up at 7!! ;p lol

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          StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It's cold out lets just stay in and enjoy the fire....or make one of our own?? smile smile

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            sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oooooo, your mind Srormy!!! Hehe! smile

  17. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Sophs, I'm saddened to hear that you lack motivation today. It does happen from time to time, but usually to those who are not heavily motivated to begin with.

    I would suggest a long walk of peace and quiet. Relaxing is key. smile

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    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Just had a bit of a falling out with the missus, so right now I am unmotivated, and have about 4000 words left to do today, arrgghhhh!

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      StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A falling out? Did she find my pic on your computer? lol

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awwwww noooo sad I hope you make up soon!! smile

  19. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Haha, nope, I was unable to push forward my trip to America because I need to get cleared by the doctors to travel, and my final appointment is on the 6th of next month.

    I'm kinda angry that she is so willing to risk my health just to save a week.

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      StormRyderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      She misses you Oli! smile Your health is of no concern! lol

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      sophsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pfffttt!! Women! lol big_smile

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        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        indeed!

 
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