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🎗 Awareness 🏡 Home 🗂 Productivity 🥗 Wellness 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 Family 📚 Book Recommendation
🎗 QUIZ: What’s your motivation style? “The following quiz is designed to identify the type of incentive you most respond to. For each question, choose the answer that best reflects your true feelings. The only way to fail this assignment is to give less than honest answers.” TAKE THE QUIZ → What’s Your Motivation Style?
👨👩👧👦 Can kids be taught internal validation, aka intrinsic motivation? “Most parents know that getting kids to do things on their own—be it homework, chores, or helping around the house—might be a struggle.” Read Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation: How To Best Encourage Your Kids
🥗 “Action breeds motivation, not the other way around.” “Often the problem isn’t wanting to change, or even taking the first step. The hardest part is finding a way to stay motivated once our initial enthusiasm wears off or we encounter setbacks.” Read How to Stay Motivated When Making Health Changes
🗂 Are you making time for recess?… Mommy recess, that is. “Certainly, ‘productive’ things have to be done, and many of those can only take place when the kids are away/asleep/occupied. Yet, rather than taking our own time to recess, we fill it with “jobs” — ones to finish, ones to start, and ones to stress about not doing enough for.” Read How The 80/20 Rule Saves Me When I’m On The Brink Of Breaking
🧗🏽♀️ “Are you a mom struggling to find motivation to do all the tasks you need to do?” “I don’t know about you, but the lack of appreciation (or even acknowledgment) for my hard work really bugged me for a while. Then I made a major shift in my way of thinking.” Read How to Get Motivated When You Don’t Want to ‘Mom’
🏡 Are you running on obligation? “Here are a few ideas to fight off the apathy, the lack of interest, or the plain ol’ annoyance at the cyclical nature of your job as home manager.” Read 8 Ways to Find Motivation at Home
📚 The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey “In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance.” Read The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose
⏰ BONUS READ: We spring-forward this Sunday. Be prepared! According to mbghealth, “The March cycle of daylight saving time tends to lead to shorter sleep (and the grogginess and moodiness that comes with it). Moving your bedtime and wake-up time up 15 minutes a night this week can help you get through it feeling great.” Read What To Do Before & After Daylight Saving To Make Sure It Doesn’t Mess With Your Sleep