Blaugust 2023 Staying Motivated
So, this is the Staying Motivated Week for Blaugust.
I think I was a bit confused about the format, so I'm writing this post at the end of the week.
Foxis: Whoops, I probably should have written something for Creator Appreciation Week
Anyways, what is motivation? It's not something you can really force which is why I use it more as a boost more than anything. Thankfully, my brain is very easy to trick with a little gamification. I've been using Todoist, a task tracking app, for years now, so I can track what I need to do and earn some points to go up in rank. It was a good start to build the habit since nowadays I'm ranked Grand Master with not many ranks left to chase.
Usually, I set some goals for each week, whether that's working on a software project, blogging, or something else that's creative. That is usually motivation enough because I have too many project to do and not enough time. And if I don't do it, that's okay.
Ultimately in my mind, it comes down to building the habits for what I want and need to do. Motivation adds that extra something that can lead to building habits. Blaugust is a good example for giving the motivation I needed to blog more. Once the event is over, I definitely won't be blogging as much, but now I'm going to be in the habit to at least blog once a month about things.