Yesterday was a non-starter. I’m not sure where it came from, but when I came to exercise in the morning, I managed no more than five minutes and when that became a struggle, I stopped.

Today I feel a little better, slightly more motivated. Usually, when I have no motivation I know exactly why. We’re bound to have those, so that’s okay, but perhaps we need to understand our thoughts and how our thoughts drive our emotions more, so we have less ‘slump’ days.

We must take away any negative thinking, so that we can pull ourselves our of the slump and quickly, before a lack of motivation gains momentum and takes a hold. We know there are connections between the mind, our thought process, the body and motivation.

Perhaps you’re looking at a lack of confidence. You’ve tried things, but haven’t succeeded, a lack of focus because you don’t know what you want, a lack of direction because you have no idea of what you want and no direction because of a lack of motivation.

17 Nov, 2010

8 thoughts on “Motivation

  1. There’s always days where I don’t feel like putting up the fight that often comes along with CP, even though I know I have to in order to accomplish what I need to throughout the day.

    I often have to remind myself of the benefits that come from exercise and such. Fortunately, I love exercise enough to usually push myself through just about anything. Guess I like the challenge.

    However, there’s definitely days where doing nothing seems most appealing and is the easiest path to take.

  2. I used to have a business person who I dealt with regularly, who asked me more than once, how I ever get out of bed in the morning and do what I did. She meant deal with my disability (CP).

    I always told her there is little choice, you do what you have to. The alternative is to curl up and die and I refuse to do that. There can be sun in your life if you let it in. Believe in yourself and you can do anything you want.

    1. I agree with that Randy, but we also have obstacles along the way every now and again that make it more difficult for us. We may have to deviate once in a while, but I reckon that’s okay, because it’s part of life anyway!

  3. I can relate to Randy. There have been people that ask how I keep doing. I have my days when I want to throw the insulin pump through the window because I’ve been off track ever since I got it but I am to expect a “getting use to period” with it.

    When I reach my numbers I’ll get back on track. Then there are also days when I don’t think I can make it through the day due to fatigue and pain but I push myself through and think about why I must do it and that I’ll feel better mentally when I’m finished.

    My daughter has been a big motivator for me and prayer helps me a lot. God gets me through.

    1. I think there will be a lot of people who go through what you go through emotionally. Whatever condition we deal with, we still have to work through the emotional side.

      Sometimes we have no choice, we have to carry on, other people rely on us. Throwing in the towel, isn’t always an option.

  4. Getting over that hump of not knowing why we don’t want to carry on is important for all of us. Nice post.

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