Zig Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.”
This is so true! I know that moving my physical body everyday does more than just burn calories, it refreshes my spirit! But, it took me a while to figure it out.
A long time ago, I made moving some everyday a non-negotiable for me. I just have to do it.
Now that it feels really good to me it is much easier. But in the beginning hanging on the couch or snuggling in my bed was what was easier for me.
Oh jeez, that couch and snuggling in bed still sound good and I can make sure to fit that in later, after I have moved my body.
I choose things I like to do like walking, yoga and bike riding. These are things I enjoy.
But, here’s the main thing that helps me. I give myself a little reward afterwards and it is called breakfast.
I won’t let myself eat breakfast until I have moved some. Breakfast is really important to me, I really love food.
Every once in a while, like when I had a flight that left at 5 AM, I let myself eat without exercising first. But, when I had extra time at the airport I did some laps walking around.
Find something that works as a small reward for you then plug it into your schedule. Hopefully you will feel it right away.
Probably the most important thing I do to stay motivated is to align my soul and my mind through things like meditating, using soul soothers, mindset tools, and choosing love over fear when it pops up.
When my mind and soul are aligned, everything else in my life flows easier. I feel good about myself and then I am able to keep showing up for myself and choosing what is worthy of what I truly want for myself.
I love learning and being inspired by others, please share your tips to keep showing up for yourself in the comments, so we can all learn.
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I was a school teacher for 20 years and am a lifetime soul learner. I am still a teacher, just a different curriculum.