Motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way (Google).

Finding motivation can be difficult at times. There are many things that can get in the way. So, how does one find a reason to accomplish their goals?

When I’m feeling particularly lazy, I find ways to get excited about the things I am doing. My family is currently moving to Ottawa and getting the house organized has become quite overwhelming. When I feel overwhelmed, I also feel unmotivated.

Finding things that excite me about the move is one strategy that works well for me. Three things that excite me about moving to Ottawa are:

  1. Living two streets over from one of my best high school friend,

  2. Spending the summer by our pool with my girls, and

  3. Finding restaurants to try with my hubby.

So, the next time you’re lacking in enthusiasm try to think of three things about the activity or behavior that excite you and then get excited!