Jump Start Your Day - Seven Basics to Keep It Moving

September 19, 2014 Sydney Savion, D.Ed.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~ Epictetus


What causes you to take action? Do you have goals, whether it’s getting up early or exercising daily? Do you find yourself thinking negative thoughts? Are you doing what brings you joy and happiness?

Motivation is the it I’m referring to. Motivation is simply your eagerness or desire to do something. Honestly, some days I don’t feel like springing out of bed to seize the day. Some days, I’m not fired up to take the hill of goals I or someone else set for me. Nor am I always inspired to take part in the political Merengue that permeates corporate culture. Though, on the other hand, I am not interested in lounging around the house or willing to spend the day as the song lyrics of Otis Redding goes:

Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time.

What you think and feel are always competing against each other so sometimes it seems so tough to get and stay motivated. Learn how to keep your motivation.

How does this scan for you? The fact is your mind (what you think) and emotions (what you feel) are always competing against each other which is why sometimes it seems so tough to get and stay motivated. Sometimes the mind wins, but more often than not emotions win out. You have been there. I have been there. What are the basics to balancing the mind and emotions to keep it moving?

Seven Basics to Keep It Moving

Seven basics to keep motivation moving. It is time to spring out of bed. The time is now to get up off the dock of the bay. No more watching time roll away. If this resonates with you, then it is a call to action to awaken your senses. Start where you are. With each new day, believe and think positive thoughts. Jump start your day and keep it moving.

Here's how:

  1. Let in natural light. It can improve your mood.
  2. Express gratitude. It promotes an attitude of optimism.
  3. Exercise regularly. It relieves stress and boosts positive feelings.
  4. Distance yourself from people and things causing you to feel ho-hum.
  5. Stick close to your inner circle. They motivate you to live your best life.
  6. Identify at least one thing that brings you joy and do that.
  7. Discover purpose and listen to inspiring stories. It fosters hope.

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APA Reference
Savion, S. (2014, September 19). Jump Start Your Day - Seven Basics to Keep It Moving, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 18 from

Author: Sydney Savion, D.Ed.

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