My husband likes to work. He works a lot. I mean a whoooooole lot. He likes his job, likes his coworkers, like what he does and mostly likes who does it for. But even with all of the stars aligned I wonder, how does he stay motivated to do it all of the time?
It sounds corny but part of that answer is; for us. He takes very seriously his commitment to the role of provider and protector - for which I am deeply grateful.
I take my role pretty seriously too. Homemaker sounds like an easy job but any one who has been one knows that it is no cakewalk! Still, my motivation wavers. For example, daily exercise (hopefully something that includes the boys and dog) is high on my priority list. I enjoy exercising too. But there are times I would rather do things I normally put off, like scrubbing toilets.
It happens with everything: exercising, house cleaning, cooking proper meals. (The kids don't give me too much slack.) (Nor does the dog )(which is miraculous since he's a Great Dane and they are known for being lazy.)
Why? I don't know. Suppose the monotony gets to me sometimes. But that's not a knock on homemaking. Every job get tedious, right? Do professional athletes ever tire of the repetitive drills they do in practice? They still do them. And I still do my exercises, half-heartedly. I still clean clean my toilets and mop my floors.
Then one day, it all clicks back. Suddenly a renewed enthusiasm is sparked and I go about my daily activities with zest and youthful energy.
Can one will the motivation to return? Or is it just a matter of waiting it out?
Where do you turn for motivation?