For three months a friend of mine has barely touched work and his training has suffered. In fact he has found it hard to leave the house much of the time. And for some people (as with him), lack of motivation can be just the surface. He has been recently experiencing anxiety and depression, and now a break up.
You may be in a similar place. You may just be feeling unmotivated and wanting some oomph in your life. Or you may be doing well, and want to fly higher.
This article is for you.
I’ll keep it to two simple steps:
Step 1) What do you need for yourself?
Take a look at what’s missing for YOU. What are you not giving yourself? What could you add to your life that would fill YOU up? Is it a soothing bath each day? A massage? Doing a good deed? Nurturing touch from a friend? More (or less) time with your partner? Different types of workouts? Or to watch an exciting triathlon. For me, it’s helping people who need it. It’s being around inspirational people who are making things happen. It’s exercise and moving my body. It’s music, good food, and chai tea, It’s doing the inner work. And it’s keeping busy.
What is it for you? I invite you to make a list right now of things that you might really enjoy; that would fill you up; that would have you feel nurtured and happier.
Step 2) Put the structures in place to have this in your life
What kind of structure would support you moving forward with your goals? And giving you what you need to soar higher?
For business goals do you need a goal buddy? A coach? More social interaction or fun? Accountability? Inspiration?
For more personal goals do you need more fun? More nurturing? To be in action each day? A goal buddy? A coach or therapist? A filled in calendar?
As you read through the list of structures I’ve created (am creating) for myself, see what comes to you as something that would serve you:
1) Comment on this blog post or email with the top three things that would fill you up; that would have you feel nurtured and happier and possibly more motivated.
2) After that list the STRUCTURES you will put in place in the next 7 days to make sure these things happen without you having to keep creating them all the time; they just happen. (Hint: a regular schedule helps, as does committing with a buddy or coach).