March 9th, 2022
What a week it has been! I am continuing to feel better each day and today is the day for the first follow up doctor’s appointment, where I should be released to work and drive. I am so excited by the opportunity to return to work, as I have missed my clients and missed doing massage bodywork. Last week we discussed the definition of motivation and today as we continue our discussion, we will discover how to create it.
According to thrivegloabal.com, Self-motivation begins with action. Do something! The first action leads to the second, second action leads to a third, etc. Not just anything, do something specific. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon, start by walking a mile and continue from that point. This article also suggests reducing your to-do list so you can narrow your focus. Here are the 7 ways to increase self-motivation, as recommended by the article:
- Simplify – declutter your mind and remove activities that do not excite or motivate you, so your time and energy is reserved in striving for your goals.
- Accomplishments – looking at how far you have come versus how far you still need to go, creates momentum. Use specific measurements to track your progress to engage your emotions and create energy.
- Set measurable goals – this should sound familiar! This helps to train your brain to focus on what is specific and measurable. Set 90-day goals to begin the process.
- Giving – shift your mindset from receiving to giving. Focus on gratitude and the joy of giving to help spark creativity.
- Positive habits – create a new positive habit, repeat. This rewires pathways in the brain that will help you create incremental improvements. An improvement of 1% everyday adds up to big results!
- Gratitude – be thankful for everything! Gratitude increases your feelings of abundance. Being thankful increases creativity and deepens motivation. Gratitude is not about what others have done for you, but about their value to you and how you feel about them.
- Energy up – energy is a big motivator! Better sleep leads to higher energy. Commit to doing things that make you excited and motivated.
Looks like we have some projects this week and a little more self-evaluation as well. All of this adds up to you becoming the best version of yourself. The best version of yourself, for yourself, your family, your friends, your business, your coworkers, and your community. This happens over time and is a process, so remember to be patient and give yourself grace.
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Have a blessed week ~ Lacey