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Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

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With the results in from our community poll: What topics would you like to see most for Topic Tuesday - it looks like we will be talking all things Motivation and your mental health! How do we find motiviation in our day to day and what are our challenges and successes? Our inspirations and our obstacles? Let's explore together. 

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Special shout out to those members who liked the post to be reminded of tonight’s discussion: @Moi @Nicsane @Adge @lolliepop @MoonGal @BlueBay @Wes @Andra @Teej @MadDon @Raeven @CheerBear @eth @Mae88 @frog @Tarnia @Bonjour87 @Clo1 @BelJ @Gpro

 

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Tonight, we are talking about motivation. We will share thoughts on what motivation means to us, the feelings around a lack of motivation and approaches to improve our motivation. Getting motivated is an everyday challenge for most, however when partnered with managing a mental illness, we can find it harder to cultivate on a day to day basis and this can impact seemingly smaller tasks. I am sure as we go through tonight’s’ discussion we will find this is quite a shared struggle.

 

To kick off our discussion tonight, I'd love to hear what motivation means to you and what brought you to this Topic Tuesday?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hi motivation having the drive to do something

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hi and welcome @Pepsimax - thanks for sharing!

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

@Lauz I struggle A LOT with low motivation

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Thanks @Lauz

Motivation sounds like a really useful topic to discuss, & to share experiences of.

I often want the motivation to come from outside, or from other people - when really it has to come from inside (from myself).

Adge

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

I know the feeling @Pepsimax! Welcome @Adge, that's a really great insight. It can be so easy to hope that someone else will help drive or push us to do what we hope to achieve - is that the feeling you are talking about?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hi @Lauz I struggle and have no motivation at the moment 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Hey @BlueBay - great to have you here tonight. You have been motivated enough to get involved in this discussion so don't underestimate that, small wins count!

Re: Topic Tuesday // Motivation // Tues 14 Aug, 7pm AEDT

Motivation: Having the energy and enthusiasm to engage with life and achieve our goals Smiley Happy

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