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5 ways to get energized and motivated

Posted on: February 5, 2011

The week is long. The economy is in the dumps. No one likes you and your cat only pretends so that it will be fed. Yeah, yeah, there are always reasons to feel down and not inspired or motivated. But the sun is still shining and our basic goodness still resides. Plus, it’s your responsibility – so choose to make a change. Here are a few things to try.

  1. Get outside. Go for a short walk… even if it’s freezing!
  2. For 2 minutes, do nothing but take really deep breaths. Envision being filled with whatever quality is most beneficial. (More detail forthcoming.)
  3. Watch an inspiring speech on YouTube (perhaps a TED presentation).
  4. Write a gratitude list. Right now. Literally write (or type) 5 things that you’re truly thankful for.
  5. Close your eyes, and for two minutes, visualize how you will feel after you get done what is needed!



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