Goodbye February, and salutations March. On the first day of this month,, as I was laying in bed debating whether to stay in bed until work or workout at the gym, I did some reflecting. With it being a new month, I decided that I needed more motivation, so in my head I made my own list, which includes:
Working out more. Last family visit, my brother Chris suggested a workout plan for me- abs and legs; back and biceps; chest and triceps; rest for a day; and repeat. I mess up this plan all the time because I don’t feel like getting out of bed, or I feel depleted after work. What can I do?
If I’m ever tempted to stay home, I will look in the mirror and ask myself if I am truly satisfied with my small build. Do I truly love looking like a skeleton? Also, I have three exercise machines down in my garage, so there should be no excuse to not workout.
Do my Sabbath school lesson. I will come clean to my brothers and sisters of my church and say that I don’t do it everyday. Sometimes I get so occupied with other tasks that I neglect to do it. Also, part of me knows that come church time the Sabbath school class will not get through all the daily lessons, depending on who runs the class. That can be frustrating. Surely we can get past Tuesday’s lesson in at least 45 minutes.
I must remember that the Sabbath lesson is supposed to be for me to do throughout the week. That I should have already taken something from it ahead of time. The class is more a time for discussion, to hear what others got from it.
Read a chapter from Proverbs. A couple of weeks ago, an elder from a sister church preached a very good sermon. In his sermon, he mentioned that on each day of the month, he and his wife read a chapter from the book of Proverbs, which contains 31 chapters. The elder expressed how reading the scriptures of that particular book of the Bible made him and his spouse feel wiser. One of the authors of the book is King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived (even though he made some not so wise choices during his lifetime). The book offers words of wisdom and skills on how to live upright and more spiritually. As a Christian and human being in general, think I could definitely use a little more wisdom now as I’m getting older and gradually becoming more independent, so there’s my motivation.
Drink more water. My liquid intake includes too much of soda, milk, and fruit juice. The short water breaks I take during workouts at the gym aren’t enough.
Let my motivation be that I’m tired of the occasional headaches I get during and after work. Less carbonated drinks, more H20.
Read more books. There are more than two dozen unread and unfinished books nesting on my shelf crying out to me. If those books were children, I would be voted Worst Parent of the Year for negligence. What happened to the guy who had goal on goodreads.com?
My motivation for this should be simple- I just want to relax and loose myself in a good book; not care about the rest of the world. Even if it’s just for an hour or so. After all, every writer must be a reader.
What could you use more motivation in? This month, I encourage you all to make a list of all those things? Then decide what your motivation is, and just go for it. (I almost said “JUST DO IT!”, but Shia Labeouf’s good words are getting overused in bad memes). Have a good day!