Much to my consternation, my motivation has been waning of late and my motivation mojo needs a fix.
Why? A whole combination of variables have come together to render it a bit lifeless – too much stress, getting shingles, not feeling my best and taking time to rest, insufficient exercise and a general malaise that’s so unlike me. And given that it’s spring and time for new beginnings, it sure seems appropriate to turn things around.
But here’s the thing — we can get stuck in a de-motivation malaise or we can try to snap out of it in creative ways. To me, so much of getting and staying motivated has to do with my mindset, simply believing I can snap out of it and redirect my energy. But the question is, where can we turn to for inspiration when we’re not feeling sufficiently inspired?
Enter my friend Denise Hart (in photo at right), aka, the motivation mama! As I was feeling less than my vibrant best, I did a little searching to see what might perk me up and I couldn’t help but get jazzed just my reading Denise’s blog and looking at some of her motivation videos. What motivates her? Gratitude, sharing successes and being held accountable, just to name a few. In particular, I love her blog post on accountability is king to keep us motivated. And one of her recent video tips on motivation — the power of positive thinking was right on the mark. Getting clear about what we deserve and is most important to us, and tuning into those feelings, can get us on track for more motivation and focus.
Watching the video helped me tune into creating some simple affirmations about great health and easing back into exercise. No, it don’t have to go out and run a few miles but I will do some gentle yoga and walking this week, a good start to more healthy activity.
Thanks Denise, this is just what I need to get re-motivated!
What do you do to regain your motivation mojo, especially when it comes to getting and staying healthy?