A lot of my goals are fairly passive this January. Like sleep. I don't have to actively think about sleep until the sky is dark.
Taking my morning vitamins is easy because they're on my desk; waiting for me every morning. Eating beforehand is the hard part.
Evening exercise is once a day and Tackle a Nagging Task is hard to define.
What does that leave me with? Act More Energetic. That is the mantra I aim to work on each day. Act more Energetic.
Energy. That is the thing that keeps you going. A lot of people hate the "fake it 'til you make it" mentality, but it does help. Granted, it doesn't help all the time in everything, but as for being happier, more energetic, more calm, it does help a bit. It soothes the frustration and fatigue and makes it gentler. Which is why I'm working on acting more energetic.
If I act more energetic, I can get more things done. If I get more things done, I feel more accomplished. The more accomplished I feel, the happier I am. It's how I work.
If I don't have energy I can't accomplish my day's goals. I have a lot of goals in a day and some are harder than others. Blogging, for example, is hard. It's simple, but it's hard. I need energy to complete it.
Writing 1,000 words a day is something I need energy for. It's simple, but difficult. I have to come up with all that content and if I'm not energetic, than how am I to handle it all?
This is why I am working on acting more energetic, why I need to act more energetic. I honestly think more people should do it. It's been a help to me, it's pushed me forward when I needed the extra motivation.
Some people might wonder "Well how do you act energetic?" It's simple my friends! Smile more, use more hand and body motions when talking and doing things, hop or skip or jump at random times. Pretend you're a kid for a little bit. Spin when you turn. Just give life to the things you do. It'll feel so much better.