Pivot, Pivot, Pivot

Pivot, Pivot, Pivot

Pivot, pivot, pivot. That seems to be the theme right now with life and this blog. What used to work is no longer working and so I do what I do best, procrastinate and wallow.

But now that I am sick in tired of procrastinating and wallowing I find myself doing a million and one things to get myself to a place where I am happy, fulfilled, and inspired.

You too?

I know with the beginning of the new year (and decade) here it’s a common theme. Resolutions have been getting a lot of bad buzz over the past few years but I believe that we all need some guidance and goals so that we are held accountable for our actions and, in my case, inactions.

I started off the big journey up from rock bottom by doing what I know works, deciding I no longer wanted to procrastinate and wallow. FUCK is it ever hard to take action after inaction has become the norm.

For me, I needed to purchase, and promptly devour, Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life (Kindle version) (Free Audiobook) so that someone could give me some concrete steps on how to take action. It did what it needed and I was soon searching out other ways to get my ass up.


Next up is The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I am about 50% through this book and the concept is so simple yet so effective that I pivoted away from the book for a while and watched her (free) Ted Talks (here are two I like 1 & 2). It is in doing this that I realized my biggest excuse for doing the necessary work was the lack of “time”.

By pairing menial jobs like folding laundry and doing the dishes with listening to audiobooks and watching Ted Talks I can both grow as a person and get the mundane household tasks done with no extra time needed.

Another huge part of my struggle though is the lack of inspiration and I think I figured out why. Somewhere over the past six years, it became easier to write about the kids then everything else going on. In the future, I want to share more recipes, life hacks, and take you along as we finally tackle the huge to-do list that our house needs. Simple things like updating our powder room to installing a new master bedroom door are all in the near future so I hope you will follow along.

And if you are feeling uninspired and unmotivated right now check out the motivational books that I have in my Amazon store. You can also pick up these titles at your local library for free.

What would you like to see more off in 2020 here on Home With Aneta Blog?

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Janet M
    December 1, 2020 / 5:38 pm

    I think when this is over we will be amazed at the usage of words like pivot, but yes we need to be flexible and stay optimistic.

  2. Cynthia B
    December 9, 2020 / 11:56 am

    It’s hard to say consistently motivated. Thanks for letting us know we aren’t alone!

  3. Shirley
    May 31, 2021 / 8:56 am

    I am finding it hard to be motivated

  4. Shirley
    August 23, 2021 / 11:57 am

    I find it difficult to stay motivated

  5. Kam
    November 9, 2021 / 1:11 am

    I don’t want to feel like this but lack of motivation/feeling out of sorts all the time has become normal as this pandemic still goes on…

  6. Paula G
    November 14, 2021 / 9:28 am

    Interesting insights in here, Aneta.