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Where do you find the strength to rise up every morning ?

A question to the world because I experience quit some difficulties every morning to motivate myself to get out of my bed and face the world.

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  • Sep 18 2011: I'm usually not too demanding toward myself,

    When the morale is going down, I try to think about one meaningful, valuable moment of my life. And then I say to myself that for that sole moment, my whole life is already worth the living. Life is a free gift. It's impossible not to make it profitable.

    Just rise up and go with your day light-heartly, like a small child. Don't let yourself get crushed by the fear of failures, past regrets, social pressures, or whatever that is weighting you down these days. One of the things I've been trying to do lately is to set very small goals to achieve for the day. Small goals that are both super easy to achieve and insignificant enough that it doesn't even matter if you fail. It really helps me to stay humble, and to avoid putting unnecessary weights on my own shoulders.

    Here are some simple examples of stupid goals that I've tried: Call a friend you haven't spoken to for a long time, bake a cake for your colleagues at the office, learn a bunch of useless sentences in a foreign language and annoy everybody with them the whole day, study the history of a random country you never heard of, change your hair-style, etc... There's just so many things to do in life, you have to rise up!

    EDIT: Oh! And that reminds me of a TED talk actually, it's given by the writer of the "book of awesome" a book that I truly recommend, it really helps appreciate life in its most simplistic form. So much fun!
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      Sep 18 2011: Hi,

      I have to thank you for your answer in wich you recommend so truly the life that we, each and everyone of us, deserve. I find it really inspiring and uplifting. I'm defenitely getting the book too!

      may peace be with you

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