When there is soneyimhing to loo forward to or focus on – like VE day or a birthday – this lockdown business seems a bit easier.
The hardest days, in our house, are the ones where there doesn’t seem to be any change of routine for days or weeks on end.
Trying to feel motivated can feel almost impossible. When we are feeling unmotivated we have been thinking about what we are grateful for. Just a simple statement, generally in the morning.
The things the kids have said they are grateful for include that lions exist, that they can play computer games, that we made jam roly-poly….
I have been entertained and motivated by listening to the kids and getting an insight into how they see the world.
I have been grateful for moments of peace – when the kids are quiet and happy – and I can grab a coffee in the garden or sit and read.
What you feel grateful for doesn’t have to be a big thing. It can even be the same as the day before. It’s a moment focusing on a positive that may help motivation for the day..