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How I stay motivated

I have very negative tendencies. Left to my own devices I will burn the world down (mentally) with my negative thoughts and cry about it.

Motivational Quotes. Self explanatory. They can be overused. And corny. But oh so good.

Keeping positive company. This one isn't always possible. But if I keep as many positive people around to remind me of who I am, it won't effect me as much when those negative people have to say what they do. Also, I keep hope that if I hold onto my positivity, I can help other think positively eventually as well!

Lists. Every time I accomplish something new on my list I mark it off. It's a good feeling Seeing what I've achieved that day. And I'm not always wondering if I'm missing something. I can write something down and let it go, focusing on my task at hand.

Zig. I listen to motivational tapes. It's convenient and so beneficial. I used to feel stupid turning it on. Someone might hear.... and think I'm unstable. But the benefits I've achieved from listening far outweigh the embarrassment.

Sunshine. I can't get enough.

Family. My kids are a huge motivation. I want to be a better mom. I want to be positive. I want to be a good example. They're these little light beams showing innocent love all the time. I just want what's best for them.

Connecting. I am probably the most introvert person you will ever meet. socializing DRAINS me more than physical exertion ever will. But I have to connect with people. we all do. it keeps us human. so I meet up with friends, I take time out to text or email or even FB them, and I talk about life. and listen. I like listening better, but when I talk about things constructively and positively, I feel better.

Just Start. Even when I don't feel like it, I go workout, I go read that book I said I would, I start on that list I made... Eventually It's more than just going through the motions and I kick start myself awake.

I remember my HOPE. This one is hard for me. I don't know why. I open my Bible or I go to a nearby devotional and I remember why I ALWAYS have hope. That is the best motivation there is.

Social media gives us a platform to get out the things that we want. I use mine to share positivity and fitness and to connect with the world. 

It very important to me to explain that I don't think I have everything together. In fact, my head is a mess. And I'm not very organized and I tend to be shallow(about myself) and negative. My goal right now is to not focus on the ways habits and thought process that I'm leaving behind but to focus on the positive ahead. I use this blog to organize my thoughts and have another way to incorporate positive changes into my life. I figure if I can put these resources out there and it helps someone else who might have even be able to relate to any of this the tiniest bit It's worth putting it out there. I have no idea what I look like to everyone in the real world. I just know what it's like in my head and I try to put out what I want to go in.

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”


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