Feng Shui Q & A: Staying Motivated!

Feb 8, 2013 | Sensory Goodness



A reader asked a very important question today : “How do you stay passionate and motivated? This is my vision for myself but I don’t find it comes naturally for me. It is a constant subject in my brain – I fight with myself about motivation…Maybe you won’t have time right now, but I would like to know “the secret”, if there is one!!!”

My Answer:

Motivation is totally personal in a mental sense.  Some people are motivated by financial reward & the dream of it.  Some love.  Sex. Popularity. Fame.  Some people are driven bya higher purpose.

In a physical world sense,  however, a few things help to motivate us environmentally.

Here are a few motivation tips to start:

1. SIMPLE: Drop your room temperature a bit.  Heat slows you down. Cold wakes you up.  Its a simple trick, but it absolutely works.


(a great vision board I found at Alexis Daria!)

2. Make a vision board, or, as I like to say, a “feeling” board.  I like to collage a bunch of images that make me FEEL the way I aspire to feel when I hit a milestone or achieve a goal in life.  These “feeling” collages are often super beautiful and very motivating.  Keep it in a place where you can see it!


(while the giant Warhol gun may be a bit much, this stunning art collection = motivation!)

3. Use art to keep the motion going!  In an office or a dynamic room designed for self-expression, art can be a major source of motion and action to keep the good juju flowing.  Art- especially dynamic abstract art- is YANG (loud, active) and will motivate a space!

4. And you must love what you do… or find an aspect of it that you love as you evolve! 

I hope that helps get you going! Let me know how you do! xoxoxo Dana



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