Show Up. Mood Follows Action.
While controlling your thoughts and emotions has been long claimed to be extremely challenging, if not impossible, controlling your behaviour falls into a completely different category.
Consequently, while forcing yourself at the very beginning into adopting a routine that involves practicing, doing, may turn out to be quite challenging, you will notice how in time, the routine itself will start building up your motivation to go on with the ‘doing’.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Conventional wisdom states our motivation leads us to perform an action.
Our feelings and motivation do guide us, but there is a way to change our mental state, our mood. The way is Action it...
While it is difficult to control our thoughts and feelings, it is entirely possible to control our external behavior and change our mood.
Mood follows action. This could be as simple as forcing yourself to exercise, run errands, or get dinner with a friend when you're feeling particularly low.
A firm daily practice takes some motivation to get going, but over time, the equation is reversed; dedicating yourself to a firm daily practice is what builds motivation.
Our constant practice of action alters our mood, taking a cue from our behavior.
Toughness is experiencing something that is subjectively distressing, and then leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take a thoughtful action that aligns with your core values....
Think of 3-5 things that matter most to you. They may be guiding principles of your life or aspects of the person you want to become.
Then write a sentence or two on each, describing what they mean to you. These are the values you’ll want to act in service of when the going gets tough.
When you react to it, that's when it transforms into suffering.
You can learn to experience pain neutrally is through meditation: it teaches you to accept pain, sit with it and then move on, instead of reacting to it with stress.
We all seek happiness, and there is a scientific way we can find it.
Dopamine, the feel-good chemical in our brains, positively affects our mood, focus, energy and behaviour.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls our brain's reward and pleasure centre. It can help us:
The body and mind seek pleasureable experiences, resulting in the neurons creating dopamine in our brain. This can be also overdone using drugs, leaving a negative impact eventually.