Momentum: 6 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

I have some good news and some bad news about motivation.

The bad news is that motivation isn’t a muse bestowed upon the worthy. The good news is that motivation is a skill. You can generate motivation, just like you can cultivate happiness and relationships. If that sounds like it takes work, well, it does. But the results are unquestionable.

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Nature and Nurture: Surrounding Ourselves with Happiness

It’s clear that there’s no one internal or external factor that causes depression. That may be unfortunate to some, but I believe that should give us hope; we’re not completely beholden to our genes or our life experiences.

If environmental and external factors constitute any significant portion of depression (and research seems to tell us they do) then we can focus on manipulating our personal environments to be happier.

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