It was refreshing to see that a few minor habits I felt into, which were not helping my lack of motivation (like unnecessary TV time), could easily be identified and eliminated. I was amazed, once re-reading it today, that I had ceased doing a few of these behaviors that had formed into a habit, just a month ago. It was easy for me to see what I was doing that was not helping my cause.
Often times, we may feel down, unmotivated, angry about something/someone, stressed about the same issue- over a long period of time…and we don’t know what to do to even help us move forward. We prevent our own progress. It’s like we are too overwhelmed to dive into this problem. And when we can not even wrap our minds around what TO DO…we certainly can not even take that one step to start (see Tip #41). However, it is usually MUCH easier, to zero in on the obvious things that are NOT working.
When my friends and I vent to each other about the same problem, for an extended period of time….one of us can easily say, “So obviously that is not working for you anymore.” BINGO!
What is NOT working for you anymore? Maybe it’s the way you and your partner communicate? Being in charge of both dropping off and picking up kids? Your career? Lack- there of? Having to make dinner every night? An intense travel schedule? Your prescriptions? The time involved in your volunteer position? You and your husband’s agreement on career priorities? Household responsibilities?
You can probably answer this (if you give your gut a voice) in just a few minutes…
….what is NOT working for you anymore?