Motivation. I talk about it a lot because it baffles me, almost as much as love. I don’t understand how some people can be super motivated and some people can be the extreme opposite.
I have always been told to listen to my body, but my body is highly confused. On the one hand it doesn’t particularly like exercising, it hurts or no sugar because well sugar tastes good, but on the other hand it whines, moans and groans about being so big as well. Sheesh body, make up your darn mind.
I have a voice inside my head (gosh that sounds creepy), it is the voice that I often have arguments with over exercising, eating right, going to work and working up the energy to go to school. I call it my excuses voice. It comes up with rational reasons I can’t do certain things or why I should just give myself a day off.
I have noticed this voice gets really really loud when a few different things are going on, lack of sleep, smoking (cigarettes) and stressful situations.
It is almost like during times of little sleep, smoking and stress, I can’t seem to convince my body to listen to anything but that stupid annoying voice.
The really hard part, getting eight hours of sleep. Once I am asleep I am asleep, but getting myself to go to bed before 12am is well difficult. Especially on the nights I have work and class, after a whole day of being responsible all I want to do is eat dinner in front of the TV watching one of my shows until I realize whoops lost track of time, animals need feeding, Red dog needs walking and it is already 11:45 pm.
Now I know that I feel better when, I sleep consistently eight hours every night, keep the same sleeping schedule even on the weekends, exercise, eat healthy and get my homework done/chores before they all get too overwhelming. See I know all this, but I am really good at the one more, one more cigarette, one more hour, one more piece of candy, one more lazy day, etc.
The question I have been asking myself over and over again, is how to other people shut this voice up, or how do they stop from slipping time and time again into bad habits? Got any ideas? How about you, how do you motivate yourself?