Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's My Motivation?

Dress: American Eagle Outfitters
Cardigan and tights: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Reflections



The last time I wore this dress was last summer, so it was nice to make it fall appropriate. I'm starting to wear tights more often. Last fall/winter I mostly wore jeans. But this will be the season of the tights. I have a drawer full that's just waiting to break out in this cold weather.



Do you ever have those periods where you know you need to get things done, but can't seem to get around to them? I'm not talking about school or work where is you don't get things done it can result in a bad grade or a talking from your boss. But those little goals that you set for yourself. Sometimes with a time frame, sometimes not. For me it's the latter when it comes to goals. I tell myself things like, ''I'm going to start working out before my high school reunion." Then my reunion comes around and my running shoes have collected dust and I have yet to step inside a gym. I still haven't updated my Etsy store. The last time I posted a listing was back in July. I have a bin of vintage clothes that just waiting to go to great homes.  

I need that push to get things done. That voice inside my head that says, "get your stuff together or I'm going to kick you in the butt." I'm going in the right direction because I'm blogging more fequently, something I didn't do a few months ago. But now I just have to finish everything else.

What do you do to motivate yourself to get your personal goals done?

7 comments:

Kassondra DeBoer said...

I think my favorite pattern for any article of clothing would have to be polk-a-dots. This dress is a wonderful color, and i love the whole outfit!

As for not getting things done..i like to make a list and post it somewhere in my room of things i'd like to accomplish soon.. when i finally do it i feel accomplished once i cross them out..silly, i'm sure, but it works for me!

Kay said...

i keep my planner by my side & consult it every time i need a little reminder to get on track. i not only write down appointments, but goals for the day/week/month/etc. and i use the margins as journal space for goal progress & feelings. i'll also clip "inspiration pics" from my fave magazines & paste them in my "blah" days where i don't really have anything concrete scheduled... just to keep my cognitive wheels turnin'. it's such a neat way to interact with myself and i find it fun to keep up with. ;-)

p.s. GREAT outfit. it's funny - i too had just vowed to do tights galore the winter season. looking forward to seeing how you'll style them!

Grace said...

Love the blue polk a dots.

Love Grace.

The Higgenbottom said...

yes to tights! you hair looks great, and as for motivation, i'm missing it. so when you figure the magic formula, please share it with me too!

Stephanie said...

yes to tights! you hair looks great, and as for motivation, i'm missing it. so when you figure the magic formula, please share it with me too!

Stephanie said...

i keep my planner by my side & consult it every time i need a little reminder to get on track. i not only write down appointments, but goals for the day/week/month/etc. and i use the margins as journal space for goal progress & feelings. i'll also clip "inspiration pics" from my fave magazines & paste them in my "blah" days where i don't really have anything concrete scheduled... just to keep my cognitive wheels turnin'. it's such a neat way to interact with myself and i find it fun to keep up with. ;-)

p.s. GREAT outfit. it's funny - i too had just vowed to do tights galore the winter season. looking forward to seeing how you'll style them!

Stephanie said...

I think my favorite pattern for any article of clothing would have to be polk-a-dots. This dress is a wonderful color, and i love the whole outfit!

As for not getting things done..i like to make a list and post it somewhere in my room of things i'd like to accomplish soon.. when i finally do it i feel accomplished once i cross them out..silly, i'm sure, but it works for me!