"Motivation" (Family & Friends)

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Forum’s new topic! 

This week’s topic is “motivation”.

Motivation is something we often discuss when it comes to trying to make changes in our lives. Motivation is that want to act in a way that helps us reach our goals. Sometimes motivation can come from external sources such as other people (being around motivated people can rub off on us), but motivation also comes from inside ourselves and us wanting to better our lives. You may notice both in your own recovery journey.

Yet, some days it can feel like we have no motivation at all to do the things we know are in our better interests. So how do we create motivation? We understand that motivation can be created by action/by us doing something. Psychology Today gives us an example,  Sometimes you might feel completely unmotivated and that’s ok. In that situation, allow yourself to feel the discomfort, hear the negative self-talk, and then take action anyway, For example, let’s say you come home after a long day at work and just want to unwind and watch TV. Instead of turning the TV on, acknowledge that you’re tired and then challenge yourself to read five pages of the book on your nightstand first. This approach gives space for negative thoughts and feelings, while helping you change ingrained patterns.”

For the rest of this article, please see: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/motivation

So, what are your thoughts?

How has “motivation” been a part of your journey?

How do you maintain or increase your motivation?

What advice would you give your younger self or others about this?

We would love to hear your reflections below!


*Looking for more motivation? We run Monday Motivation chatrooms every week at 7pm and would love to see you there!*


All the best,


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Posted : 26th February 2024 8:56 am

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