Everyday Wanderlust (Week 6): Perseverance

Oh, it has been a long time since I last posted an Everyday Wanderlust list of joy and inspiration! Every time my life gets busy my blog takes a big hit.

To provide a quick update: I have just moved to Melbourne, Australia, with my boyfriend. We have found a home and our bedroom is huge with super tall ceilings. The best part has been having wifi back in my life! Things haven’t been easy, I will admit. I have been stressed about the move and my finances, and I have been so overwhelmed by my long-term goals and ambitions, I can’t even begin to describe the level of drama I have allowed my head to get into.

However, this week I have been considering PERSEVERANCE. Having the strength and the mindset to simply persist with our goals. Learning to keep going, no matter the stress or the setback. With this in mind, here is a list of gratitude and inspiration:

  • How to survive criticism. As Arika from Varnak & Lollies says, don’t let one person stop you from doing what you want to do. Don’t let a note of negativity stop you from sharing your gifts and talents with the world.
  • Watch this inspiring talk from Elizabeth Gilbert: “Success, failure and the drive to keep creating.” “Your home is whatever in this you love more than you love yourself…for me that home has always been writing.”
  • Wifi. If you are reading this from Australia or New Zealand, you know exactly why I am listing wifi down in this list of gratitude! I spent 3 weeks in Melbourne’s libraries desperately trying to use painfully slow public wifi. Now that I have a home, I have wifi. Actual fully-functioning wifi. My writing cannot be stopped!!!
  • Getting shit done. Do you always start a task but never seem to follow through and complete the damn thing? Watch this video and find out how you can get shit done.
  • Clean room = clear thoughts. I haven’t had my own room in 18 months so I am relishing having my own space. I keep it clean, tidy and filled with scented candles. A clean office/bedroom helps your productivity and sense of well being.
  • 4 things to try when you’ve lost motivation.
  • Red wine and scented candles. The perfect way to unwind in the evenings after a difficult day.
  • Sunshine walks. I have been wondering around St Kilda’s beach and botanical gardens. If you want to get your thoughts together, going for a walk should set you straight.

What do you do when you’ve lost all motivation? Leave a comment below and share your tips with everyone!