I have something that I like to call “midnight motivation.” Basically, you spend all day tired as hell… Then as soon as your head hits the pillow, you’re the next Albert Einstein and ready to create the world’s next big thing.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard other mom’s say the same thing. I believe it’s just our time to process. We spend so much of the day worrying about everything other than ourselves. Feeding the kids. Keeping the house clean. Paying the bills. Making sure everything gets done that needs to and your kids are safe and healthy.
So my best quiet time is when the family falls asleep. I like to sit up and process the world at that time.
How Can You Benefit From Midnight Motivation?
It can be a little frustrating at first. You feel almost useless because it’s too late to really start anything, but you feel so productive. So I use that to my benefit by making lists. I blog, I sell children’s books, I have my own photography business. So I use this midnight motivation to make “to do” lists for everything I need to do the next day. I write down ideas for blog posts. I Pinterest photography poses and themes that I might like to try.
Keep a notebook by your bed at night. Whenever you come up with the next best thing, write it down. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish this way. As soon as you wake up the next morning, grab that notebook and head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, or soda in my case.
How many of you other Mom’s and Dad’s out there have experienced “midnight motivation?” What are your methods of madness for this? Drop me a comment below with anything you would like to share! I would love to hear your experiences!