Today kicks off the Seven Day Kindness challenge, but I’m not going to delve into that too much because you can get all those details in the best Facebook group ever. But this challenge has gotten me thinking about motivation and how to get it and keep it because I gotta tell y’all, as much as I want to be kind, my petty side wins out a lot. So how am I going to keep motivated through all this?
1. I’ve stated a public intention to be kinder. So now I’ve got folks watching me and I don’t want to let them down. (Or prove the haters right. Heh.)
2. I’m not in it alone. By having a group of friends who are in this with me, I have a support system for the days when I just don’t want to be kind, dammit. They can help me get back on track.
3. I dumped the “all or nothing” mindset. If I slip, no big deal. Just try again. Eventually, enough tries to do the thing will turn into a habit of just doing the thing.
4. I’ve got my “why” solidly in place, and I’ve put up little reminders all over the place to help me remember I want to feel more aligned with my best self.
So what about you? Do you have any motivation tips or tricks to share? Hit the comments and do tell.
Wife to Bill.
Mother of Matt, Lenna, and Tricia.
Managing Editor of Audaciously Fat.
Mammalian servant to an avian despot, Courtney Lovebird.
Deliriously happy about all of it.