Bring the Body and the Mind Will Follow
There’s an old saying among participants of self-help groups: "Bring the body, and the mind will follow." If you’re coming up short on motivation to participate in a recommended counseling or treatment program, consider this simple behavioral principle of cause and effect. You don’t have to wait until you feel motivated to begin taking care of yourself. You can begin now and feel motivated later! The simplest example of this principle in action is when you lack enthusiasm to exercise, but after you do so anyway, you feel surprisingly glad you did and motivated to continue.
Keith Stein |