“The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.” Greg Anderson
About 5 years back, when I had no idea what a blog, facebook & twitter were I had to struggle to find old friends. Yes the internet searches were there, but none were very fast, nor accurate. Now, with everyone on facebook & twitter, I love how easily I can find old friends and they find me. Almost everyday I meet an old friend online and catch up. I even love getting updates from my favorite people, products&businesses. It has made life easy when it comes to staying connected and informed.
But, there is a flip side to it too. You can get too caught up in “the chatter” of it all, with constant updates from friends, businesses & products you love. I know in the beginning I had no idea how to tear myself away from it all. It was fascinating and addictive all at the same time. Not to forget, it wasn’t easy on my productivity factor. It can literally eat away at your day, if you don’t have your time online in check. Its at that time that I decided to stream line my online time and make it more happily motivating and positive.
~How to stay happily motivated on facebook&twitter~
- Connect: I get bored very easily. To keep me entertained and motivated is a job says my hubby ;) But, all in all in the beginning i.e. after the initial honeymoon period, I would literally get bored on facebook & twitter. Other than a bit(few minutes) of connecting with family, there was really nothing else to do. Its only after I started this blog, did I realize there was a world out there that was so fun and exciting while being highly motivating. Its all about connecting with your interests. If I was interested in psychology, I typed it in the facebook or twitter search bar and started reading. If its food, I researched that too. In time, this research, became people(real people) who had similar interests to me. However varied they may be, you will find people of similar interests online. Being a motivation junkie, I connected with all people, brands and things motivating and inspiring. I read, I interacted, I shared ideas, I learned and believe me it made me all very very happy. I made new friends, who I can truly now call some of my best friends. “Birds of a Feather flock together” is so apt here. If you want to stay motivated connect with happy motivated people. Not only do you stay motivated, but your productivity shoots sky high.
- Disconnect: In all the chatter, sometimes there are people, businesses and products you connect with “just because…” Yeah, no reason. Just a curious fascination. If that has been the case with you, then by all means disconnect with those unwanted, unnecessary connections. If it doesn’t make you feel happy and positive it has no place on your friends/connections list. Why invest your time in “negative or uninteresting curiosity” when you can truly invest your time and energy in “happily motivated”? Make the right choice. I certainly did. Once in a month I scan through all my connections and disconnect with ones that I connected just for the fancy of it.
- Plan: Beings of “autopilot” that we are, we just log onto the internet and open 15 windows/tabs and get immersed in “the chatter”. By the end of it all, time is pressing and we have completely forgotten to answer an important email or message. Then in the rush we respond quickly, but not whole-heartedly. This is not the way we should live our lives be it online or offline. Have a definite plan before you log in. Prioritize your online activities accordingly. Then just have fun with the right kind of motivation you have prioritized for yourself. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~Zig Ziglar
- Understand: When it comes to knowing exactly what we want, we do truly lay far behind. In truly understanding our self, we can know exactly what will motivate us, inspire us and help us grow. Whenever I aimlessly do anything it just doesn’t work out as well. But when I truly understand me, and then do what makes me happy, it works out superbly. Its the same for our experience in our online life. If you understand YOU only then will you grow. “If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else. ” Nikki Giovanni
~Motivation = Complete Wellness~
As human beings, we NEED to LIVE by motivation.
“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.” ~Greg Anderson.
Our life, be it online or offline is totally and completely governed by our knowledge of our self and the choices that self makes. If our choices are not producing the positive results we desire then its time to re-evaluate those choices and replace them with positive ones.
Choose to live in motivation everyday, online or offline. It makes for amazing and supremely happy living. It rejuvenates your mind, body, heart and soul. Not to forget, it gives you amazing friends along the way.
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson
Don’t know where to begin your motivational quest online.. Fear NOT :) Come join me on Facebook & Twitter. I promise to motivate & inspire you with quotes, affirmations, fun articles that will certainly do the trick.
What are YOUR thoughts? How do you stay motivated online or offline? Please do share your wisdom in the comments below. I love to hear from each and every one of you.
Thank you for stopping by :)
Stay tuned- Next week we talk about “How to make friends everyday”
With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor