Having a little trouble with motivation? Was the resolution you made on New Year’s Eve forgotten by the first of February? Maybe you continue to make a monthly donation to the local gym but never use the facility.
Or you decide that you’re going to take a healthy lunch to work every day, but by Thursday you’re sleeping too late to put something together.
It’s not easy keeping all of the balls in the air. The job, family, financial worries, stress and lack of time all contribute to burn out. Burn out dampens our enthusiasm and our ability to accomplish our dreams. It might seem like a no-win situation but it’s not. While winning the lottery, spending a week at the beach or hiring a trainer to come to the home might help us reach our goals, for most of us, these aren’t realistic solutions.
But there is plenty of inspiration out there just waiting for you to tap into it. I’ve found eight resources to help you do just that.
Eight Motivational Web Sites You Need To Bookmark Now
- Pick the Brain – Pick The Brain is one of my favorite websites. It has four main sections: Motivation, Productivity, Health and Self improvement. Articles are updated daily, if not more often. Pick the Brain, started in 2006, is one of the most popular self-help sites and has over 52,000 Facebook fans. If you are a writer and would like to submit an article pertaining to one of these topics, Pick the Brain is actively seeking guest bloggers. For daily motivation, check out the site here.
- Sources of Insight – Awhile back I based one of my posts on a Sources of Insight article by J.D. Meier: What You Can Learn From Chris Cardell, J.D. Meier, and Pink. Sources of Insight’s purpose is to “share patterns and practices from the great books, great people and great quotes” that J.D. Meier finds. J.D. believes that life is not a spectator sport, and that success if a journey, not a destination. There’s a lot you can learn from this site. Access the site here.
- Advanced Life Skills – Jonathan Wells will work with you to recreate your reality and help you make rapid progress on your goals. Jonathan isn’t a psychologists or ‘motivatonal superstar’. He is a Certified Personal and Breakthrough Strategy Coach and dedicates Advanced Life Skills to helping people live the extraordinary life. Check out Advanced Life Skills here.
- Positively Positive – With a focus on optimism and inspiration this web site has oodles of contributors that make Positively Positive a pretty amazing place to land. You’ll find short videos, quotes, posters and articles to keep your motivation high and, for lack of a better word, positive. Find the positivity you’re looking for here.
- Tiny Buddah.com – Tiny Buddha is all about reflecting on simple wisdom and learning new ways to apply it to our complex lives. It covers a variety of topics: happiness and fun, love and relationships and change and challenge. And while it has its roots in Buddhism it’s not a sight about religion but rather about wisdom and life. Check it out here.
- The Change Blog – The Change Blog is a comminuty site that publishes stories from people of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. Since 2007 The Change Blog has published more than 500 posts on topics related to personal change. If you’re a writer and would like to learn more about getting an article published at The Change Blog you can read about the guest post guidelines here. If you just want to peruse the 500+ change articles, click here.
- Life Optimizer – Life Optimizer’s author, Donald Latumahina, believes many people exist without ever realizing their full potential. This site lets you explore ways to unleash your ‘underdeveloped potential’ to fully optimize your life. Get started reaching your full potential by clicking here.
- The Positivity Blog – Henrik Edbert has been publishing articles at the Positivity Blog for seven plus years and shares his own experiments and experiences that have helped him figure out how to build a better life. Henrik’s focus is to stay positive and productive and practice mindfulness. You can access The Positivity Blog here.
Go ahead and browse around the sites, subscribe or book mark your favorites. While you’re at it, go ahead and bookmark, subscribe or follow Put That Cookie Down Now!, another source for motivation and inspiration.
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