Have you ever felt disconnected or draggy when it comes to motivation? What gets you out of a slump? Researchers have found that making a connection, or getting plugged into your core values – at a deep level – can help. Wanna free Rebuilding Wellness Core Values Chart to look for yours? Check out the downloadable PDF offered below.
Over the years I’ve written on the topic of motivation quite a bit. I hear (more often than you’d imagine!) clients say that they just can’t keep a sustained level of motivation. They’re sometimes surprised to hear me say:
“Well, who can?”
Motivation isn’t something
you DO or DON’T have.
And, if you do have it, it isn’t something that just stays and stays. It actually waxes and wanes, ebbs and flows.
Feeling that you’re lacking or somehow deficient in the motivation department is common. It’s easy to get that “out of touch” feeling when you’re working toward a tough goal. Or, for that matter, even when working toward a simple goal.
But if you want to feel re-energized, re-invigorated, and re-introduced to the motivation that drove you to set the goal in the first place, it’s time to get in touch with who you really are. Getting reacquainted with your core values can help.
At your core level, what characteristics are important to you? Do you value punctuality over frugality? Do you value warmth, connection, and togetherness? Or is it tenacity, resourcefulness, and steadfastness?
Download your own FREE Rebuilding Wellness Core Values Chart by clicking below. Print out the PDF and review the listed characteristics for yourself. Use a highlighter, stickers, or simply circle the characteristics that mean the most to you. Post this chart where you see it often and connect to the core level of what you believe in.
When you’re connected to
your core … you’re motivated.
Would you like more motivational resources?
Motivation comes and goes for ALL of us. It’s strong at times, and not-so at others. I wrote this article, Motivation: It’s Not What You Think for ProHealth.com a while back to articulate this point. Feel free to check it out to learn more about the benefits of building on small successes.
You can also check out my post on Daily Decision to Health Transformation for a free Motivational Poster that can help with your daily motivation.
Do you know your core values? Have you ever done any workshops, coaching, or workplace activities that share this aspect of motivation? Do share below! What core values are important to you? What helps you to stay motivated?