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The idea that a pandemic could be a factor helping you to get motivated feels counterintuitive. How can COVID-19 possibly help motivate anyone? Doesn’t it lock us into our homes, forces inactivity, and unhealthy eating habits on us? Turn us into grouchy couch potatoes? Well, as usual, it’s up to you, after all.

Tip 1: Assessing the positive against the negative.

Knowing how much you’re willing to give up and/or sacrifice to get the thing you are striving for expresses just how much motivation you have towards it, how important it is to you. Writing a list of positives and negatives about what you want can help create clarity that leads to understanding how real your intentions are. For many, the more intrinsic driven reasons to do something, the more authentic the motivation is and the more likely of continually following through to attainment.

Tip 2: Take what COVID-19 gives you to transform fear into motivation.

Allow COVID-19 frustrations to help you surrender during demotivational moments that allow you to look inside with new strength. Look for what you may have been avoiding and dare to face it from love rather than avoiding fear of the unknown. These experiences provide some of the most significant learning and self-expansion moments as they help us look in corners and hidden spaces within that we have not previously known or dared to look. Use this crisis to transform fear into a better you, more motivated on the other side.

Tip 3: Using assessments to clarify motivational drivers

The Core Values Index™ (CVI) Assessment interprets your innate motivational drivers, which influence every decision, judgment, and action you take, and lays it out in-depth in a personalized report. Much different then personality and behavioral-based assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Hogan, and others, the CVI Assessment takes a step deeper, focusing on identifying what satisfies or fulfills you about the work you do, rather than on determining whether or not you are capable of doing the work.

Tip 4: Manage motivation with a Coach.

Motivation can come by eating some dopamine-releasing chocolate, or less calorie consuming body poses, like holding yourself in power positions while standing or sitting. Both are proven to work at least temporarily. For longer-term motivational management, consider hiring a coach online. Coaching can help you pinpoint your unique demotivational triggers and help you create plans, tools, and strategies against those triggers that work for you. Plus, the safe space created through deep listening, non-judgment, and creative ways of looking at repeated patterns through new eyes that coaching offers can provide the peace of mind needed to get through tough times like our current crisis. You’re not alone.

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