Monday Motivation – 4 June 2013

June 3, 2013

Motivation, Wellness

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Are you a glass half empty or half full type or person? This week’s Monday Motivation has some great tips on how to keep perspective even when you’re having a tough time or a rough day.

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Keeping your spirits up

Most of us have the occasional bleak day or week — it’s part of life. But the most important hing about these bleak times is to not let them define us.What do you do when your outlook turns bleak and your spirits are down? Take this three-step action plan.

1. Challenge yourself.

We all need something to live for and work towards. When I get down or discouraged, I find that refocusing my sights on a goal or challenge is a great thing to bring me out of the dumps. In fact, much of time time when we turn toward a bleaker outlook, it seems to be because we are in need of something worthwhile to do. Challenges help us grow and progress, help us define ourselves and our personal viewpoint. Challenge is what makes us better and stronger. First off, challenge yourself.

2. Forgive yourself.

Often when we get down in the dumps, it’s because we are holding a grudge — against ourself. It’s funny, but we often will forgive others instantly for the same misdeeds that we hold against ourselves for years and years. We are hard on ourselves, and while it’s important not to mollycoddle ourselves, it’s also important not to condemn ourselves for not doing the impossible.

3. Invigorate yourself.

Often when we’re a bit low, it’s because we lack energy — we’re just burned out. To combat this, try a physical challenge — exercise works when it’s not your normal exercise — or try reading a new book in a wildly different subject, or take a stroll in nature, or volunteer to help in your community. Invigorate yourself in some way to help you recharge your batteries and get yourself back on track.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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