1. My college roomie always used to play upbeat banjo music to get her revved to clean. I put my kids’ favourite songs on when they need motivation to clean as well. There’s just something about music!

    And by the way, I love the Norman Rockwell pictures and frames. What a great idea!

    • There really is something about music – I use it to calm the children when they’re all over the place, help my son focus on his schoolwork and get me going with lifted spirits.

  2. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for popping in to At the Lake. I had to come over and check out your blog. Wow, 8 children. That keeps you busy. I am sure you have some interesting methodologies for maintaining your sanity. I love Norman Rockwell’s work. Great job on the collage.

  3. I read what I WANT to read – not want I HAVE to read! Or go for a walk or just hang out with my girls (although that is sometimes more stressful than stress busting!) Sometimes I tackle some work that I may have been putting off to give me a sense of achievement – might as well make good use of my feeling listless! I also surf through my pinterest boards where I have lots of motivational quotes & inspiring photos to make me feel better inside 🙂

  4. Julie Geoffrion

    Good blog – and yes it can be hard to find an “escape” when you have noisy kids – I know the feeling :). I love to curl up with a GOOD book and “escape” into another time period for a bit. So grateful that I have children who help so much around the house because when you’re sick and having to go to work – it doesn’t leave much time to do anything else. Glad this part of our life will soon be coming to an end!

  5. Motivation is a tough one. Especially when it is dreary outside, you have people in your family who are sick, it just makes you tired and restless at the same time. That is a good time to take a bubble bath with scented candles and turn on your fav music on the ipod and pretend you are at a spa in a far off land!

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