Congratulations! You and your partner(s) have made the important decision to see a therapist.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of self-injurious behavior can help provide support for those experiencing emotional distress.
In previous weeks we addressed motivation “bypassers,” or skills you can use when you’re feeling unmotivated but still need to get things done. Nonetheless, the spark and energy we feel when motivated is an empowering experience. So, this week, we will focus on cultivating the emotion that underlies motivation: inspiration
It’s common to find ourselves with a long to-do list and motivation nowhere in sight. In those moments, relying on your commitment to the task can help you start crossing items off your list. This week’s motivational “bypasser” is dedication.
A key point from last week is that oftentimes, we wait to feel motivated before we act. But, if we instead substitute other skills for motivation, we can often bypass the need to feel motivated and jump right into doing. This week’s motivational “bypasser” is outcome.
Motivation is an elusive feeling, particularly when we need it most. When a long task list is looming and motivation is nowhere to be found, a lot of us get stuck before we even get the chance to start. Fortunately, it’s a myth that we need to feel motivated before acting!
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