Feel in the blank:
This week has been ______
The answer I have heard several times? BLAH. On a rare May week, the sun did not shine most of the week. Instead we had gloomy, rainy days.
I pride myself on being the motivator…the cheerleader…the happy go lucky trainer. Believe it or not, I struggled the beginning of this week as well. Trainers need motivation too. We need it daily.
Then I remembered to stay up to date on those things that keep me on track and that motivate me to keep moving forward, especially during those “blah” weeks. These are a few of my favorite things:
Lewis Howes “School of Greatness” is one I listen to religiously. His guests are inspiring and uplifting and even on the “blah-ess” days, I find motivation.
Go ahead and try not to be motivated by this episode: http://lewishowes.com/podcast/eric-thomas/
Ted Talk Podcast
Fear, Success, Education, Life…you name it. They talk about it.
- Daily Motivating Emails
Monday-Friday, NY Times Bestseller, Darren Hardy sends out a 2-3 minute video + journaling exercises. It immediately starts my day off on the right foot and takes less than 5 minutes.
No workout is too big or too small during a “blah” week. Cannot make it to the gym. I have been there and these 3 exercises instantly get the endorphins going.
Feeling blah? Take out of piece of paper (yes, now!) and write down 7 things are you thankful right now in this moment. Feel blah again tomorrow? Do the same thing.
- Act of Kindness
Ironically, the bible verse from my devotional last night- “It is more blessed (makes one happier & more to be envied) to give than to receive”- Acts 20:35
I have now learned that we do not even know what happy is until we forget about ourselves and start focusing on others. Try a random act of kindness today….bake cookies for a neighbor, pay for the person behind you at Starbucks.
I hope just one of the motivating items I listed above turns your not-so-great week into something better. Remember, your energy is contagious.