How to Stay Motivated

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

I recall when I was about to quit my job and my boss told me that being at home is different.. Work is non-stop, non-rewarding and boring. It would be a different world, a 180 degree turn from what I used to do in the office.

When I was working, I was always motivated.. The passage from the Bible that I shared to you is always my goal. Up until now, I am working for the Lord. Sometimes, you would really be out of the weather or demotivated but when you raised your work for the Lord, the atmosphere in the workplace would be different.

Demotivated

My husband is working overseas, he has a great opportunity there. Though we can be together outside the Philippines, but we decided for us, his children and I, to stay here in the Philippines.

Being a housewife is a rewarding job, contrary to what my boss said.. I realized a lot of things that I lost when I was still working. One of which was my absence during dinner time. I was not always with my children during dinner because I usually work overtime. I felt so tired at night and I chose to just lie down and rest.

Now that I am here at home, doing a job that requires me to be alert and on-the-go 24/7, there shouldn’t be any space for demotivation. I constantly think of how I can contribute financially, but I don’t have time. Do I feel demotivated? I really don’t have time to think about that..

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Occupied

I am an engineer by profession, my mind was trained to design, troubleshoot or think something outside the box. I always have ideas.. I see to it that the things that I will be doing at home are the ones that I will be enjoying. I am my own boss in my work at home. I am in-charge of what to cook, what clothes my kids would wear, what plants to grow, what to decorate our house, what strategy I will do for my kids’ homeschool… I am occupied with thoughts about that.. Good thoughts!

I don’t let myself to be overwhelmed anymore.. I write and plan things now.

Rewards

Sometimes, I express myself to my husband, the fact that we haven’t seen each other for more than a year now is very frustrating.. I feel helpless sometimes, because we cannot do anything about it. My husband kept on reminding me of what’s important nowadays.. above anything, what matters most now is our good health. If this happened in a different situation where I was still working, it would be difficult for my kids. At least now, they have me during these times.. A mom that is always there for them.. not just physically but wholeheartedly.

It’s so rewarding to see my kids healthy. At least, they are growing now according to how my husband and I want them to grow. My children are girls so there are some milestones of my children that I am now witnessing.. I can guide them about a lot of things.. What’s important is we, as parents, are present for our children. At least I am physically present for them, at least there is a single parent guiding them.

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God’s Plan

We are not certain about tomorrow.. but we are sure that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is always a reason for everything. I know that this is God’s plan, for me to serve the Lord by working for my family. I am so grateful for this opportunity, not all women are given this kind of privilege.

With this thought, I always feel motivated…

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