Finding Motivation - By Ability Online Blogger, Sarah Evans
I used to love when it was time to go back to school. I was one of those kids who got bored easily, even though I had fun at summer day camp. Even today, I really miss the excitement of going back to school in September.
I think one of the reasons that I loved going back to school is that it provided structure and challenge.
Working from home, sometimes it is difficult to structure my time. Even when I have things that I want or have to do, I sometimes feel like I only have myself to figure out how to get motivated and if I am on the right track with my work. But recently I reached out to a friend to discuss my frustrations. I realized that I am blessed to have people who support me and can hold me accountable.
I am also motivated by work that is intellectually stimulating. I realize that work can't be exciting all the time - that's not just the way it works. Growing up, I saw people who I considered to have exciting careers. They always seemed to be involved in so many exciting things. I wanted to have an exciting career like them. I don't know what this means or looks like for me. I have to take into account personal factors like my disability and energy level. Still, I have heard that people who are in my generation can expect to change careers a number of times, so I am hopeful about what opportunities I may have in the future. In the meantime, I try to enjoy what I am doing in the present.