Get Out to Get Re-Motivated

June 21, 2013 by  
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Most of us get really excited when we project ourselves into the future and see ourselves reaching lofty goals. Whether those goals are huge money goals or super health goals or incredible success in singing, dancing, acting or winning a big golf or tennis tournament, they motivate and energize our lives.

But if you are a normal human being from time to time you do get down and discouraged, sometimes   even hitting a big time depression because you didn’t quite reach a goal that you set for yourself or because of a personal or family problem or challenge.  The good news is there is a very simple and virtually cost free cure, a re-motivation method that takes only an hour or two to get you back on track!

You have most likely have used this method before.  It’s not a huge secret. So in this blog I’m just going to remind you about it and ask that you use this simple routine more often than you have or maybe even on a regularly set basis to get you back, and keep you, in the game. And believe me, you aren’t alone in neglecting this. I’m preaching to myself here too!

Yesterday, after having a nice lunch with a very dear friend of mine, Radd B, I happened to drive by the cemetery where my dear sweet 16 year old daughter Kristin was buried 27 years ago.  I stopped for just a few minutes but those few minutes brought back a rush of memories surrounding her death that pushed me suddenly over the edge into a pit of despair, self-pity, sadness, and depression.

I quickly drove home and told my wife I was a wreck and was going to take a long walk.  I drove up the canyon and began hiking up through the pines with all the sights, sounds and smells of Mother Nature around me.  An hour and half later my brain, attitude and outlook for life and the future were completely transformed.  And that, my friends, is the simple, cost free, cure and re-motivator that we all know works … getting out into the natural world where things are balanced and calm.

With all we have going on in our lives, we too easily forget how powerful and effective Mother Nature can be in bringing us back to a composed and stable baseline. Getting out doesn’t have to be in the mountains or on a beach either. It can simply be a walk around the neighborhood, in a park or out in the more rural areas of where you live. The key is to get out of the house and as close to nature as you can. It really is amazing how a small thing like spending time outdoors away from our hectic world can re-adjust our heads and re-motivate our souls!  Mother Nature always knows best!!