Motivation is the driving force behind the who, what, when, where, and why we do what we do in any given circumstance. According to Wikipedia, motivation “gives the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one’s direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa.” Many times, I have asked myself, what is my motivation whenever I am trying something new, would like to accomplish a goal, or wondering why I am even attempting to do something different.
I am sure we all have those moments in time when it is more challenging to find motivation than other times. I have found that the following 10 steps have helped me get motivated and perhaps can help you at some point as well.
How to find motivation…
Take a moment to just sit still, relax, and meditate.
Reflect on what you have already accomplished.
Think about what you would like to accomplish next.
Make a list of short-term goals.
Make a list of long-term goals.
Listen to some soft instrumental music, nature sounds, and/or worship songs.
Read the Bible.
Speak Life, saying what you can and will do.
Repeat as much as necessary.
These are just my personal 10 steps that I find motivating in determining my motivation many times in life. These 10 steps are suggestive and what has worked for me personally in the past. I am not a doctor, scientist, theologian, or any type of guru, but I just want to share what helps me in my times of needing to find my motivation. I hope it will help someone else.
Does anyone know who originally stated this quote… positivity breeds positivity? If you know or find out, please let me know so that I can give credit to whom credit is due.
I often say this and truly believe it. Positivity definitely is the catalyst for a healthy life. In my original post, I let you all know that healthy living is what this blog centers around and how healthiness is not just about eating healthy and exercising. I recently came across this positivity blog that has a post of several motivating quotes that I think are extremely helpful and inspiring. Think on these things and how being positive will lead to more positive outcomes in all areas of your life. Happy Friday y’all!
I am so excited to be on this new adventure and I would love for you to join me in some aspect or another. Whether it be through reading my post, commenting, asking questions, giving advice, or sharing your stories, I believe we are all here to help each other.
Life to me is all about, love, laughter, and the pursuit of happiness. What do you love, what makes you laugh, and how can you be happy? These are questions that I am sure most, if not all, of you that have come to this site have pondered. One thing for sure, I know that having a healthy lifestyle makes all of the above easier to obtain and maintain. Actually, for me anyways, these three elements of life are a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.
Many people think that healthy only means exercising and eating properly. Healthy consist of more than just our physical health. How are we mentally, spiritually, emotionally, financially? Are we merely existing? Do we have a purpose? Is there more that we can be doing? These and a host of other questions will be examined throughout this journey.
My hopes are to encourage, motivate, and inspire others and in turn receive some encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for myself. We are all in this thing called life together, so why not work together to make it better. I look forward to hearing from you and you hearing from me as much as possible.
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I absolutely love this song from one of the most famous and outstanding musicals, The Wiz! Today is Thursday and as I like to call it, “Thankful Thursday. Every single day that I wake up, I thank God for keeping me safe through the night and for waking me up to a brand new day! Many times in life we may get frustrated and things don’t go our way. We may feel that there is no way out of certain situations or that things will never change. However, if we keep our focus on what we do have, what is going our way, and how we have overcome obstacles time after time, it does help in moving forward. I challenge you to find that one song that gives you hope and inspiration today. There are several songs you could choose from, but think for a moment, what is that perfect, uplifting song that gets you motivated? Please share in the comment section…