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Five Tips to Revive Motivation

Once we’ve made up our minds to truly commit to making positive changes, motivation and enthusiasm are usually at an all-time high.  Your inner cheerleader is primed and plugged in.

“I can do it!” you say.  “I will do it!” you vow.  And you’re off and running towards a new and improved you.

But are there some days when it’s hard to stay on track or even get started?  There are for most people.  Here are a few tips that can revive flagging motivation, combat inertia and inspire you to take positive action (right now!) towards reaching your personal goals.

  • Start small. Commit to 2 or 3 very small tasks and give yourself permission to rest when they are complete.  Examples are routine cleaning chores, answering e-mail, or making a phone call you’ve been putting off.

Often, once you get started, you’ll get a burst of energy that launches you into full-blown productivity.  If not,  exercise the option to rest after completing the first set of tasks, select a few more small chores, ramp up and try again.  If you keep at it enough times, you’ll eventually ignite into sustained positive action.

  • Take a few deep breaths.  Deep breathing is such a powerful technique for centering and focusing energy.  Inhale through the nose, hold for 2 or 3 seconds, exhale slowly through the mouth.  Repeat several times.

Trying closing your eyes and asking the Spirit or Source of your understanding for strength and guidance as you breathe.

Another variation is to take a whiff of a stimulating essential oil, such as Orange Spice, Eucalyptus or Lemon Grass between cleansing breaths.

  • Listen to music.  Music is the consummate mood and motivation manager.  An inspirational and upbeat title is “Just Stand Up!” by Beyonce and Mary J. Blige.  Or try “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson or “Move” from the Dreamgirls soundtrack.  These are just suggestions, pick music that speaks to your soul and makes you want to get up and dance.
  • Add movement.  Combine music with some movement and jump to a whole new motivational level!  Dance, walk, clean the house or yard, get on the treadmill, shovel snow or engage in some resistance training.

Adding movement to your music gives you the benefits of increased heart rate, blood/oxygen flow, and (eventually) endorphins to get Mother Nature’s absolute best “feel good” combo.  Make a deal with yourself and commit to a short time, say 10 to 15 minutes.  Hopefully that will be enough to recharge your motivational batteries and you’ll do a bit more.

  • Acknowledge progress and results.  Take a moment to enjoy feeling good and reinforce how these little motivational tips can help you move from feeling like a slug to feeling like a slugger.

Tip: Keeping a personal journal is a great way to organize and track how these strategies work for you.   Go forth and have a positive and productive day!

Try these simple motivational tips to revive your inspiration and commitment to making positive changes in your life.  You can do it!

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