I start slow every morning. I assume the persona of a giant slug. As I drag myself into the lounge room I only have two thoughts:
Well not literally. I happen to love cats, so if I get wind of you mistreating an animal, I will hunt you down and garotte you. But the point is that if you can’t get motivated, you either get angry with yourself or someone else.
I think it’s preferable to give yourself the old heave ho – after all, you’re the one who got you into this mess, right? But if you can’t stomach a bit of good old fashioned masochism, some mild sadism could do the trick for you. So you’re a psychopath. I know that already – that’s why I don’t like you.
But the point is that a physical approach can work, even if it comes in short bursts. So here is what you do. You run around the house, the yard, the block. That should get your adrenals working nicely.
Keep in mind that there is a close link between your mental and physical state. So doing something physical will feed brain stimulating chemicals into your blood stream. A perfect way to move beyond inertia and apathy.
This is one of my favs. I use it as a last resort, but it does work. What is it? I get angry with myself. I give myself a good talking to. In fact, I have been known to punch myself in the head. Many, many times. Don’t believe me? Just ask my wife. Oops, you can’t. She died five years ago. Nevertheless, the point is valid.
Ok so I’m a whack job, but you get the picture, right?
Name your poison; that’s what I say. Not that I take drugs, smoke, or drink in the mornings. No siree. I’m a clean liver with a healthy liver. But you may be different, so if burning through a packet of fags in an hour (is that possible?) floats your motivational boat, well, puff away.
On further reflection disregard all of that. Perhaps a couple of cups of coffee is all you need.
Yackety yack, don’t look back. Other than talking to your guru, why not pick up the phone and talk to some leads? I used to do that – and it worked a treat. Sure, I was hopeless for the first few calls.
But then the adrenaline kicked in, I’d get my mojo back, and all was good with the world, once again.
Yes, it was tongue in cheek. Sometimes it’s good to lighten up a bit and just have a little bit of fun. But if you think about it, each of the points makes sense. There is truth here. Trust me.
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