If you’re human, at some point in your life, you have lost motivation. It may have been in your job, in a relationship, in your fitness and eating right. It may be in a certain project you have to get done. Maybe it was just as simple as daily household chores.
Unfortunately, we all have responsibilities that must be taken care of.
But, have you ever thought of those responsibilities as a blessing?
For instance, I can either view having to give my daughter a bunch of vitamins throughout the day as a burden, or I can look at it as a blessing that we have something to help support her system. I can, also, view it as motivation to keep me going to getting her better.
Yes, we all have a lazy streak in our bodies. I’m just as guilty as the next guy. But I have also learned that if you can find something in that thing that you are being lazy about that can propel you forward, it helps you achieve, finish, or accomplish it. For example, let’s say it’s a project you are working on at home. One I currently have going is tiling my kitchen. Does it take time? yes. Does it take a lot of planning? yes. Does it take a lot of material clean up afterwards? yes. Does the overall outcome outweigh the actual doing of the project? YES! My motivation for doing it, whether I feel like it or not, is that I will finally be able to use my kitchen the way I’ve pictured it! I’ll be able to be closer to my kids while cooking and can even teach THEM how to cook! It will create more family time, too. So, there is MY motivation!!! It’s what keeps me working on it and following through to completion!
I know this isn’t something I would typically talk about, but it’s a fact of life that touches so many areas. Lack of motivation can hit right before you exercise. It can hit right as you arrive at the grocery store. Or even as you are thinking of what to plan for dinner and the thought of fast food takes over since it’s “easier.” Hey… I’ve been there!
I wanted to encourage you to find what spurs you on to gain that motivation in whatever area the “lazy” or “easy way out” tries to take over. In exercising, my motivation is having the energy and strength to play with my kids whenever they want to and be able to keep up with a 10, 5, and two 2 year olds!!!
Stop and think about it. What area right now are you the least motivated in? If you focus on the positive outcome once that thing is finished, what motivation can you gain to keep pressing forward through it? Feel free to share a comment with me about it!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own business in the fitness industry. She has 3 special needs children, with one child with an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, and research with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!