Over the past several months (including pre-baby), I have lacked some serious motivation. I would blame it on the fact that my job afforded me little time to get anything done from Monday morning till Friday night, and that I could barely catch my breath over the weekend, before I started again. Then I blamed the fact that when the baby "appeared," I could barely hold my eyes open for the 8+ hours at work and hold down the metaphorical cookies, before crashing into my bed at a consistent 8PM.
Now I'm supposed to being the glorious 2nd trimester (15 weeks) and feeling energized and wonderful....and well I feel the same if not worse than I did at 7 weeks. I caught some nasty cold making me feel like I was hit by a mack truck, and the nausea is still there. (And please don't tell me it only gets worse....cause I like being optimistic that I won't feel this bad for the remaining 6 months, even if I don't feel any better). I no longer work the 5 day a week job, which I am so thankful about, but I have no motivation for anything.
So I am asking all you readers out there, how do you motivate yourself, because more than likely you are all busier than I am, either with kids, clubs, hobbies, more difficult jobs, etc. I feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, and I know that's a huge part of my problem. How do you break things up into "do-able" tasks, stay motivated through it, and still get it all done. Ideally I would love to spend an entire day, organizing all the crap in our house, cleaning every speck of dust, and still have time to breath. I know that at this point in time that is not realistic, and part of the reason why I can't get myself started on all the projects that need to be accomplished!
So please any input would be greatly appreciated. Cleaning used to be cathartic to me, it is what would keep me sane during nursing school, but now I just let it all pile up, and stress me out!