One of the things I often hear from people, friends and clients alike, is they need more motivation to be healthy. By the time people come to me for support on being healthy, they have tried many different things. They are motivated to make a change but don’t know where to start. Or worse they try to do everything at once, become overwhelmed and quit. So how do we motivate ourselves to make changes without becoming overwhelmed or stuck.
What is motivation?
Let’s start with understanding what motivation is:
Psychology Today defines motivation as
Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period,
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I was stumbling around online the other night and came across this. It felt true so I thought I would share it. (By the way, if you enjoy random interesting information you should use Stumbleupon. You find the coolest things.)
Cherie Carter-Scott references the following quote as the basis for her rules for being human: “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” (Helen Keller)
Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life”. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work”. Lessons are repeated until
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Find the silver lining
Gratitude has become a cornerstone of my days. I don’t get to this post every week (though I think it would benefit me greatly if I did), but I have daily reminders of how blessed my life is.
Today I am grateful…
For having the resources to improve my life. I am smart, learn quickly and have a passion for helping other people. It’s paying off. I am grateful for the constant improvements in technology that make working from home with my kids possible. Technology has allowed me to make some wonderful friends. We have never met but they help be get through every day and take my blogging to the next level. My children are healthy and growing. They are strong kids, with quick minds who love to learn and explore their world. I have love in my life. I meet every person with a sense of loving
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Our family had such a wonderful break through this week it’s hard to know where to begin with my gratitude for today. I am grateful…
We were able to improve our family’s circumstances by realizing how blessed we have been in our lives. The power of believing the solution to a daunting problem will come does work. Ask for what you need, believe it will come and find things to be grateful for. Worked for us. My son took a rare nap yesterday. It afforded me the chance to cook with my daughter and really connect with her. (Cooking with 3 year old twins takes a special kind of patience). I can handle one at a time though. I don’t have to get a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) I get to keep blogging and doing what I love and still support my family. My kids are excited to start preschool and I will
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I was looking around a community I frequent over the weekend and found a blogger posting her monthly goals as a way to be more accountable for her actions. I love this idea and she welcomed me in joining her in accountability. So I am posting my personal goals for August in the hopes it will keep me honest and motivated.
Get my body back to pre-baby condition. I realize this is not 100% possible but my goal for August is to clean up my eating and get back to basics. I know that will get me a healthier weight and make me feel stronger and more empowered. Cut out the simple carbs and flour for two weeks. Meals will be healthy proteins, vegetables, low-sweet fruits (apples, pears, peaches, berries), green tea and lots of water. After two weeks I will add back complex carbohydrates like whole grains once a
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I realized yesterday that I haven’t done a gratitude post in a long time.
Life has been full of wonderful things lately. It’s about time I started being grateful for some of them.
I’m have a wonderful time with my new blog Joyful at Home CEO. It’s all about inspiring and motivating change. I love it. If you visit, know I am still tweaking it. My son is potty trained. It happened really quickly and he’s doing such a great job. Still the occasional accident but we are prepared. He’s even sleeping without a diaper. I’m so proud of him. I have gotten back to the gym after a hiatus because of potty training. It feels good to be working my body again, albeit a little sore. I have been focusing on many new goals and getting clear about what I want to get out of my life. It feels great to clarify what I
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