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Motivation for Valentines Day
Learn how we can use Valentines Day as inspiration
Using Valentines Day as Inspiration
Wednesday is Valentines Day. The day of love has been a tradition for centuries. This year, it’s estimated that lovers in the US will spend over $26 billion on Valentines Day to share gifts of candy, greeting cards, flowers and more.
How can we use Valentines Day to motivate us?
Show people you care: According to Hallmark, people give approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards every year, not including the millions more valentines that kids exchange in classrooms. Showing others you care doesn’t need to be limited to sharing Valentines Day Cards, nor is it only about the recipient. Studies show that the act of giving actually makes the giver feel better. Whether it’s writing a note, giving a gift or being dramatic (people like drama!), showing others that you care can enhance your relationship with them and provide extra motivation to yourself.
Set goals together: This could mean setting workout goals with your romantic partner (ideas below), working to win games as a team or aligning with friends, colleagues or training partners on a shared objective. Regardless, including others when setting goals not only gives you extra encouragement, it helps you hold yourself accountable since others are now aware of what you seek to accomplish. Sharing the journey also tends to be more fun.
Exude energy: The love filled air on Valentine's Day is energizing. Giving off energy doesn’t need to be limited to Valentines Day or to romance. It can simply be a daily practice. Charging your environment with enthusiasm and energizing the people surrounding you will pump inspiration back into you.
Happy Valentines Day Week!