Tag Archive | Motivation

Don’t Quit! Discover How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up.

Remember Each Day Your Motivation!

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What is motivation? It is something that inspires you to take action, gives you drive, nurtures enthusiasm! It spurs you on and provides an impetus to continue, an overall driving force! It helps you want to keep going when things are tough and one part of you wants to quit!

What helps develop that quality for you? Below I share some possible things to consider.

Be in AWE of your natural ability to bring beneficial changes into your life!

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Cultivate the attitude of discovery, appreciation, and FUN for your journey!

Success = Problem Solving + Practice + Persistence + Patience + Personal Kindness —> New Habits!!!

You can always BEGIN AGAIN! Any mistakes or failures, no matter how great, are never infinite, they’re finite! So, climb back up and begin again! It’s all self-discovery! You learn what works and what doesn’t work for you. So, if you take one step, then fall on your face, then take another step and…fall on your face…you’re PROGRESSING one step by “one body length” at a time! I call it “stumbling in the right direction!”

Also ask yourself, “How will I take time this week (each day) to acknowledge my efforts?” Throw yourself at life! Keep your eyes wide open and learn. Have FUN!

  • Set your motivation, your intention—your reason for making the effort. Fertilize your new growth with If You Would Grow. Look at  A Daily Reminder. Doing this will help you weather the ups and downs of your life’s journey. Consider also that you want to free your heart, mind, body, and spirit from suffering. You want to be a healthy, happy camper!! You desire to celebrate your life!
  • Create an inspiring reason for your commitment! Perhaps get a notebook and write down the answers to these questions:
    1. How would you define success for yourself? What do you want to do or change in your life? How would it benefit you (or others) to do it?
    2. List some advantages and disadvantages of keeping things the way they are or doing things differently:


To continue ASK Yourself:

      • What are advantages of the way things are now? What are disadvantages of things right now?
      • What are the difficulties of doing things differently? What would be the benefits of doing other things?

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I encourage you to take the time to write down the answers to these questions and consider them for yourself.

After you go through this “sorting out” process, you will have convinced yourself of the value TO YOU of choosing to make an investment in yourself to change your life. Consider: Change? Who me? How?

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  • Prioritize. Take the time. Invest in yourself: Invent a new life! When you choose to do this, your deep emotional core KNOWS that you love and value…YOU! Radiate towards you, Shine The Light of Self-Care to learn about how transform the root of low self-esteem. For me, it came from having delight deficiency syndrome. I didn’t take enough time to care for my soul and spirit in nurturing ways. I found that deep down I didn’t feel worthwhile. For me, applied self-esteem was learning how to take time for activities that fill up my well of reserve; so from that well, I then take time to help others.
  • For me, taking time to remember the pain of the past helps keep me motivated to make the daily commitment to ongoing lifestyle change. Delve into Bob’s story, The Emotional Area.

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  • In my Mission statement I share my overriding reason for taking the hundreds of hours that it has taken to write and post all of the materials you find on this BLOG and my website (this keeps me going). Imagine that you have developed all the skills and have PERSONALLY experienced all of the deep mental, emotional, and physical shifts in your relationship with yourself! Your life is transformed! Wow! Cool, huh?
    • To empower each person to become a loving caregiver (their own lifestyle COACH) to their body, mind, and spirit; in effect, to learn how to nurture, honor, and respect themselves. 

In this BLOG each person will get to the root of their weight imbalance by identifying thoughts, feelings, and lifestyle patterns that affect on their eating and activity choices. For each person, I will support your efforts as you learn skills that allow you to:

See your life as a whole and develop wisdom and discernment about your moment-to-moment choices. You will come to understand how each of your daily choices affect your body, mind, and spirit–how everything is interconnected.

May the seeds of self-honoring and respect, self-empowerment and awareness, sprout, grow, and blossom into a wondrous, abundant new life for you!

Along your journey of change, be gentle with yourself! Trust YOU.

Small Baby Steps Lead to Success

Be respectful towards yourself:

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“Don’t shout at the apple and demand that it ripen!

It won’t ripen any faster and all you’ll get is a sore throat!!!”

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Words To Inspire the Soul

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Overwhelmed? Taking In Too Many Empty Calories?

                                                                                      Taken from The Economist magazine

Are you feeling a bit stressed out? Agitated? Exhausted? Burned out? Do you feel like running away from all of your daily responsibilities? What happens to your healthy living patterns when you feel this way? Do you still find that you eat healthfully? How about your active lifestyle? Do you feel nourished by your activities or do you feel drained by them?


Have you been absorbing too much information? Experiencing too many meetings, too many phone calls? Too much stimulation? Do you feel that you are on a treadmill running around in circles? Do you find that you love all of life but there is just TOO MUCH of it? I certainly feel this way at times! Watch the mental pressure cooker. Look seriously. Make choices wisely.

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I encourage you to take some time to shine the light of attention towards yourself and notice how your body and emotions respond to the way you are presently creating your daily routine.

Do you hunger for some alone time? Time just to BE and not DO? Time just to relax, nurture yourself, and restore balance to your life? Ah…

Take Time

Perhaps you might benefit from taking in some beneficial, wholesome, calming, nurturing nutrients. Step back from the RUSH of your life. Give yourself some space.

You might find that this feels uncomfortable and difficult to do. Perhaps you’ve developed the HABIT of being always rushed and harried and don’t know HOW to slow down. I encourage you to explore other sections of the Cultivating Balance section, especially :

See below the Self-Nurturing and Self-Esteem ideas: Learn the skills for emotional nurturing. They’re euphoric and non-caloric! Learning and practicing these skills will help to transform emotional eating.

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Begin to notice that if you choose to keep your life over busy, you might find yourself spontaneously and uncontrollably turning to food to help you numb out and manage the stresses that you are feeling. Consider exploring:

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