Lately, I've been feeling drained, which is the opposite of how I want to be and how I need to be in order to make my simple life happen. Motivation is not a mystery, but it is cyclical and therefore easy to get trapped. When you don't get things done, you don't feel like doing things. When you're motivated, you get things done and want to keep going. The trick is to get on the good side of motivation.
1. Start somewhere. Checking one item off the list is often a catalyst for another and another. So, what are you waiting for?
2. Oh, and make lists. I've been talking about making short to-do lists a lot lately, but they are that good. The key is to keep it short and realistic. Make sure the list is somewhere visible so you don't have to make a special point to see it and to give yourself some healthy guilt.
3. Schedule it. "Someday," while sounding like a day of the week, is not on anybody's calendar.