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I have looked for motivation and its twin willpower all over my house and i cant find either. they hide well in our house.
If i could find them, i would quit smoking. and then i would get in shape. and oh yeah i would wear makeup more. And im sure this list would get even bigger if i could figure out where they are.
Everyone keeps telling me i need to get motivated, and i say how? and most of that advice gets shaky from there on.
And i love the concept of willpower that eveyone is suppose to have, ha!
I suppose if i found willpower, then i would also find motivation.




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      Allinet48 wrote May 27, 2010
    • I have found if I just do something over time habits are started and become second nature. I could use some motivation bodywise though-so I’m a work in progress. Good luck.heart



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 27, 2010
    • Hi Tracy. I’m wondering if it’s possible that you‘re entering into perimenopause. Sometimes at the juncture in our lives we can get a little melancholy and lack motivation and drive. When I started that process I kept a journal and sure enough there was a pattern.  

      I hope you feel better soon.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote May 27, 2010
    • “Do you think action comes first? Or motivation comes first?”  I was asked in a psychiatric group setting.

      Most of us answered motivation for we thought without motivation, where could we find action.  Then the facilitator actually answered the other way... it is action first.  Once we do something, then the good feeling comes and motivation sprouts, and we do more action, more motivation.

      In your case, please subdivide or break down your goal.  May be wearing makeup everyday to I will wear makeup tomorrow.  (one day at a time, one subject or one mini task at a time).

      Instead of when motivation comes, I will lose weight.  Perhaps I suggest to quantify by saying I will walk or exercise 5 mins tomorrow.  Then try it and see how it goes.  

      You are your own boss - you set your own pace and own schedule.

      Hope this help.



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 28, 2010
    • CD has a good point... which comes first action or motivation? For me I can almost think myself out of ANY situation so sometimes I just have to ACT vs think!

      Ans Cynthia is correct too.... I am in the beginnings of peri and I found that I tend to think and dwell more than I ever did before. That’s why I can THINK myself out of things.

      Journaling does help! I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal for a few years and when I am down I go back and re read my entries.



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