Got Motivation? (5/19/14)

posted May 19, 2014, 7:09 AM by Diego Arias   [ updated May 19, 2014, 7:31 AM ]

I'm a member of the Arthritis Foundation and they sent me an email which I found interesting. It had a couple of good reading material weblinks on exercise that you might enjoy. I included the quick links at the bottom, in case you're interested in reading them.

On another note, I had a realization about something a senior citizen said to me regarding not having the discipline to exercise regularly, or even remembering to do certain things (whatever they might be). I think there are only 2 things necessary to find and keep doing something consistently.

1. When people say that someone has “discipline”, I think they really mean that person has the motivation to stick to something. People obviously keep doing things they enjoy and see their desired results from doing. So the key is to find your motivation...and reminding yourself of that every day.

2. People often experience negative or positive pressure (from the public) to accomplish something. Negative pressure can be complaints or manipulation, and positive pressure can be support and acknowledgements. Positive public pressure is the second thing that is necessary in order to accomplish something consistently. Support groups for exercise or RA can provide this positive pressure. Simply making a public commitment to family and friends helps make the goal more real, and creates an instant support group for you with positive public pressure.

Good weblinks on exercise from Arthritis email:
Getting Started -
http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/staying-active/getting-started/starting-exercise-program.php
No More Exercise Excuses - http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/staying-active/success-strategies/exercise-excuses.php

http://zenhabits.net/the-only-two-secrets-to-motivating-yourself-youll-ever-need/

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