Welcome to our weekly round-up of motivational tips and resources that publishes each Monday morning to give you that little extra boost you may need to get going after the weekend. So, let’s get after it.
- Your challenge this week: Sing in the shower, loudly. Call someone you haven’t talked with in a while.
- Sometimes we all lack motivation and need a little boost. Leo Babauta writes that he has 16 ways to fight his demotivation. Here’s one of them,
One Goal. Whenever I’ve been in a slump, I’ve discovered that it’s often because I have too much going on in my life. I’m trying to do too much. And it saps my energy and motivation. It’s probably the most common mistake that people make: they try to take on too much, try to accomplish too many goals at once. You cannot maintain energy and focus (the two most important things in accomplishing a goal) if you are trying to do two or more goals at once. It’s not possible — I’ve tried it many times. You have to choose one goal, for now, and focus on it completely. I know, that’s hard. Still, I speak from experience. You can always do your other goals when you’ve accomplished your One Goal.
- Meditation is a great way to regain your focus, but sometimes your anxiety level makes it difficult to achieve the right frame of mind for meditating. Meditation teacher Emily Fletcher has some tips for curbing your anxiety.
Health and happiness are an inside-out job; you have to first create the foundations of wellness in your own head before they show up in your life. Because the bottom line is, it is impossible to live a rom-com of a life when you have a horror flick playing inside your mind. This is where the meditation comes in. Meditation is the fastest tool I know for creating a more peaceful mind.
- Like many of us, you may be trying to lose weight. It’s tough to stay motivated when you seem to be running on empty, right? An article in Shape Magazine provides 22 ways to keep your eyes on the prize while dieting.
“If you notice that your motivation is waning, give yourself a break from your diet or exercise plan for one to three days, clinical psychologist Joshua C. Klapow says. “The problem with motivation is that the more people try to ‘catch’ it, the more elusive it becomes; by allowing it to run its natural course and at the same time having a set of habit-changing skills (such as a meal plan for the week), you’ll stay on track and your motivation levels will run their natural course.”
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