Sunday Ramble: Motivation and Positivity

Hi everyone! I’m feeling full of ideas today, but none make it out of my head and into my hands. I’m talking both crafting and blogging here. Thankfully, with respect to blogging, I can always count on some great bloggers to provide me with prompts. Today, I’m participating once again in E.M.’s Sunday Ramble. This week the topic is positivity. Here goes.

1. What are the greatest attributes about you that make you feel good about yourself?
First up is, of course, my creativity! Many years ago, I would have said my intelligence, but I don’t really value that as much anymore. I do still consider it an asset that I’m a quick learner, but it’s not like I feel particularly good about being intelligent. It does make me feel good that I have many interests and I do consider that both related to my creativity and my intellectual ability.

2. What is/are your biggest motivation/s to get things done?
I find that I’m very much driven by an internal sense of motivation that comes in spurts and then goes away completely again. I’m not really sure what motivates me to do things I’d not otherwise be motivated for, other than maybe a kick in the butt from my staff.

3. Do you have any tips that could help others with their own motivation?
No, not really. I mean, other than getting treatment for obvious mental health problems that stand in the way of motivation, such as depression and anxiety. It may also help, if like me you’re neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, etc.), to ask for help with step-by-step instructions on daily life tasks. There are groups for this on Facebook, such as Neurodivergent Cleaning Crew (I’m not a member of that one as I don’t do my own cleaning). That still may not help with actual motivation though.

4. As you are sitting there reading this question, look around you. What item in your home/work/car (wherever you are) made you smile when you looked at it?
I cannot actually look at it, being that I’m blind, and I cannot touch it from where I’m sitting at my desk, but my bed with all my stuffed animals and the satin duvet cover and pillow case that I got from a staff definitely makes me smile! I just had to leave my desk to take a picture (of course I did arrange the stuffed animals for it!).

5. What always makes you laugh and smile in your life?
My husband’s jokes! He has the funniest sense of humor.

How about you? What always makes you laugh and smile?

9 thoughts on “Sunday Ramble: Motivation and Positivity

    1. I definitely get that Nitro makes you laugh and smile! As for music, though I do have a few songs that make me laugh in my Spotify library, I mostly use it for calming me down.

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  1. Hi Astrid! Thanks for joining in this week! We have stuffed animals in common 🙂 I love my stuffies, and they get a special place in my room also. I collect owls, bears, and monkeys! It’s amazing that you have your hubby to make you laugh, and that you have inner motivation! I could use some of that inner strength myself 🙂 What great positivity you had in your answers, Astrid! I enjoyed reading them and am happy you were able to ramble with me this week! Have a great week coming up!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. You collect stuffed owls? I’d never even heard of those. I do have quite a few bears, including a 1.60m large one (that one isn’t on my bed, of course). I also love my stuffed monkey. I lay its long tail over me when going to sleep.

      I would say having inner motivation is both a good thing and a bad thing, in that I’m not easily motivated by external factors, so if my inner motivation is absent, I have nothing left.

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      1. You’re welcome! The stuffed owls are actually by Ty and a beanie babies. I have 5 of them, and a tiny clip one that is a stuffed beanie as well for my car 🙂 I have a big Snoopy! He’s half my size. My dogs sleep between his legs like they do mine.

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