Monday, February 25, 2008


One of the challenges with self-employment, especially if you don't have set hours, is just getting yourself out of bed in the morning and getting something done.

I have a few things I can choose from.  Do I blog?  Work on the house?  Try to further my art career? 

Or do I just roll over and go back to sleep?

Most of the time, it's not a problem.  There are deadlines, appointments, that inner drive to see something done.

But on a cold, grey day in February, it's hard to get motivated.  And I fondly imagine that this sort of thing is much easier with a boss to answer to.

As if any boss could be scarier than the threat of bankruptcy, starvation and a cold and lonely death.

So what gets you out of bed in the morning?


M said...

my four dogs,three cats and two bunnies get me up - sometimes literally!

Barb McMahon said...

Now THAT'S motivation!

dr.d. said...

Apart from the dogs -- who think every hour on the hour makes a great let's go for a walk schedule -- it is that time as the night is dissolving into that first glow of new possibilities that gets me up each morning.

Barb McMahon said...

Oh! I like that!

Magpie said...

If it's not the four year old, it's my sweet husband who calls me every morning at 6:30 - because he knows I can't get up without an alarm, and he's it.

Barb McMahon said...