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Monkey Business


Sunday, February 24, 2013



Are you finding your get up & go has got up & went? I am ready for spring & in need of a motivation shipment-asap!






1-Beat the Blahs by adding some Zest to your routines. Boredom is a sure fire way to douse our motivation! Try something different-brainstorm new & different ways to keep things fresh.
Think outside the box...





2. Name your Goal.

You might lack motivation because you don't have a clear and realistic goal. When you know exactly what you’re working towards, you’ll have an easier time feeling motivated to get yourself there. Summer may seem like it will never come-but it will-do you want to be beach ready?





3.Be Accountable to Someone~

Focus, accountability, support, and a sense of achievement are essential components lasting success. It’s important to evaluate your progress continuously and sometimes having a non-judgmental and supportive partner to help you stay on track can make all the difference!



4. Keep your thoughts Positive.
Negative thinking and a lack of motivation go hand in hand. You can increase your motivation by focusing more on positive self talk and thoughts. Actively replace your negative thoughts with feelings of optimism and positivity.





5. Just do it!
We need to get over the need to “feel motivated” and just take action. You’ll find that when you actually start to move forward your sense of motivation will increase. And when you begin to see yourself accomplishing your goals and feeling successful, your motivational level rises.





6. One Monkey at a Time

If you don't feel motivated to work toward your major life goals, avoid feeling overwhelmed by breaking your goals into smaller parts Do you remember the game "Barrel of Monkeys"? The object was to link together the longest chain - but we can only do it a monkey at a time.









Sending a barrel full of monkeys to liven things up & remember to...





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SHARON10002 3/10/2013 10:09PM

    Believe it or not, I had a yellow barrel full of monkeys as pictured here. Really gave me a flashback!

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2BE-MY-BEST 3/1/2013 2:08PM

    Love it! Number 5 is what I really needed . Thanks for posting. Hugs, Paulette

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MINDY502 2/28/2013 8:34AM

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CANDOK1260 2/27/2013 10:21AM

    emoticon for this blog love it congrat on your pants are getting baggy

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JOSIE2013 2/27/2013 2:27AM

    Love the wheelbarrow full of cute babies!


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SKINNYPOWELL1 2/26/2013 1:36PM

    Love your "monkey business" emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 2/26/2013 12:27AM

    emoticon Great blog

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VERONICAVW_140 2/25/2013 12:17PM

    The Winter-blahs are trying to set in. But I hope to ward them off with thoughts of Spring and Summer. :) Hope you have a great week.

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/25/2013 7:53AM

    I remember youthful years when wanting something badly enough I always felt like I had it already, then nothing would stop me from taking the necessary action.
so motivation and desire go hand in hand.
love those monkeys, give 'em a kiss! smooooch!

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JANIEWWJD 2/24/2013 10:47PM

    Great blog!!! Thanks!!! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 2/24/2013 9:17PM

    Great blog. This is the blog i needed to read today.

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GABIBEAR 2/24/2013 6:13PM

    Great blog Sami! I love chimps and barrels of monkeys! emoticon emoticon

Gabi
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/24/2013 3:37PM

    Hubby and I got outside today and it felt great. Warm - in the 40's - and sunny. It was good for the goose and gander. Or he and she monkeys. LOL.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/24/2013 3:36PM

    Loved your blog motivation! Thanks for sharing!

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LAURELSPARK 2/24/2013 2:56PM

    Great pep talk. Now I'm readly to settle in and get the monkey (actually 6 monkeys) off my back in time for Spring.



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1CRAZYDOG 2/24/2013 2:15PM

    Who has more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A barrel of monkeys who are sparking!

HUGS

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LINDAKAY228 2/24/2013 2:14PM

    Great tips and I love the monkeys!

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JESSICABOOTY 2/24/2013 2:11PM

    Stop this monkey business!
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or I'll spray you with fun and laughter!

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DLDMIL 2/24/2013 12:11PM

    Yes, one monkey at a time. I live in Southern California, so spring is here today. I will be outside doing my run/walk today. I hope Spring arrives for you ASAP. Keep up the great work and I love your motivating blogs. emoticon emoticon

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MADAMES 2/24/2013 12:06PM

    Your blogs are brilliant!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/24/2013 11:26AM

    What a wonderful blog to read today! I love the way to change things up when you get bored.

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JANEMARIE77 2/24/2013 9:35AM

    oh you make me smile and give me such wonderful info you are the best barrel of monkeys ever emoticon

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ASILLA 2/24/2013 9:34AM

    Thank-you for posting this :) you make me smile!!

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MONKEYSHINE5 2/24/2013 9:20AM

  Spring can not get her fast enough!

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LANNIEMANUEL 2/24/2013 9:17AM

    i love this. thanks for the smile

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