Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Staying jazzed

On this website I talk a lot about self-care. It takes so many forms and provides necessary fuel for our daily lives. So last week when I read another coach's ezine about getting and staying motivated, I sat up and took notice.

Coach Molly Gordon pointed out that it's much easier to stay motivated than to get motivated. It takes a good deal of energy to get ourselves motivated—and, like anything once in motion, far less energy to stay motivated or stay in motion.

She encouraged us as readers of her ezine to determine what our energy sources are—and then be sure we tap into those sources regularly.

What feeds you? Fuels and jazzes you? What gets you up in the morning and keeps you going all day? Your passion for your work? Exercise? Quiet time? Perhaps you get energy from being with others. Or you may be just the opposite and get fed by solitude. If massages or bubble baths refresh you and keep you going, be sure to get those as often as you need. Schedule lunches with friends if you find that energizing.

Find what motivates and energizes you, what restores your energy—and then do those things. That's good self-care. And you'll stay motivated. You'll have a much more positive outlook on life. Isn't that something worth pursuing?

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