There are thousands of ways to motivate yourself or someone else to make positive healthy changes. In my work as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Consultant, I love to motivate others to make life empowering life changes in the areas of career, relationships and health and wellness. I also love to think outside of the box and find new ways to motivate others.
On Easter Sunday, I was out biking when I noticed a shiny pink egg laying in the athletics field at my local university. The egg was just out of reach on the other side of the fence, so I rode around into the open gate and picked up the egg. Inside was a tiny wrapped chocolate treat. I smiled as I put the egg into my pocket, although I wasn’t going to eat the treat, it made me happy that someone had hidden a surprise which I happened to find.
On my way out of the field, I found a second green easter egg laying in the grass. I picked it up and cracked it open. Inside was a note, “10 Squat Jumps”. I couldn’t help but to laugh. Assumingely the person hiding the eggs was telling me that I could enjoy a small treat, but then I had to work it off. Fantastic! Not only did the random stranger motivate me to treat myself, but encouraged me to keep working out. I was already on a mission to lose weight and the added surprise eggs motivated me to stay on my weight loss journey.
There are a thousand ways to motivate someone to make personal changes, so the next time you want to motivate yourself or someone else, think outside of the box, or in this case, the egg.